Preview: The Wolves have won two in a row by more than 20 points for the first time since December 2001. Are they ready to win a third straight game for the first time this season and for just the second time under coach Kurt Rambis? Golden State has won two of three, including a 123-120 overtime victory over Orlando on Friday night.
Players to watch: Wolves F Michael Beasley has scored 20 or more in two of his past three games and is coming off a 9-for-18, 23-point performance against Utah. PG Jonny Flynn has shot 11-for-17 with 11 assists in his past three games. Golden State G Monta Ellis played all 53 minutes of the Warriors' OT win over Orlando and had 39 points, four steals and a career-high eight three-pointers. Ellis has averaged 26.7 points, 4.7 steals and 8.3 assists in three games vs. Minnesota this season.
Numbers: Golden State is 2-1 vs. the Wolves this season. The Warriors are second in the NBA in three-point shooting (the Wolves are sixth) and seventh in scoring (Minnesota is eighth). Golden State is also second in steals, second in fast-break points and first in points off turnovers.
Injuries: Beasley missed Saturday's practice because of a sore neck but expects to play. Golden State reports no injuries.
|San Diego||12/12/13 7:25 PM|
|Washington||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|San Francisco||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Seattle||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Chicago||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Houston||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Buffalo||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|New England||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Philadelphia||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Kansas City||12/15/13 3:05 PM|
|NY Jets||12/15/13 3:05 PM|
|Arizona||12/15/13 3:25 PM|
|New Orleans||12/15/13 3:25 PM|
|Green Bay||12/15/13 3:25 PM|
|Cincinnati||12/15/13 7:30 PM|
|VU of Lynchburg||78||FINAL|
|Army||12/14/13 2:00 PM|
|West Virginia Tech||42||FINAL|
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