Golden State 106, Minnesota 98

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, November 16, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #15 Bennett Salvatore, #60 James Williams, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 16013

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Golden State 22 31 29 24 106
Minnesota 27 23 19 29 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Golden State 5-4 2-2 3-2 W2
Minnesota 5-4 3-2 2-2 L2

Recap

Warriors 106, Timberwolves 98: David Lee led a dominating showing in the paint by collecting 18 points and 13 rebounds as visiting Golden State held off a late charge by Minnesota.

Lee recorded his fifth double-double, helping the Warriors to a commanding 50-34 rebounding margin and an overwhelming 58-22 advantage in points in the paint. Lee also shot 8-for-15, and his biggest basket was a left-handed hook that gave Golden State a 96-91 lead with 2:37 remaining.

Rookie Harrison Barnes also scored 18 points, including a pair of free throws that sealed the win with 34 seconds left. Stephen Curry added 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting before fouling out, Carl Landry chipped in 15 and Jarrett Jack contributed 13.

Derrick Williams led the Timberwolves with a season-high 23 points and Alexey Shved added 22. Andrei Kirilenko contributed 18 points as Minnesota dropped consecutive games for the first time this season.

The Warriors stormed back from a 12-point deficit late in the first half and took a 53-50 lead at halftime. They reeled off 12 straight points early in the third, took an 82-69 lead into the fourth and stretched it to 15 before Minnesota came back. 

GAME NOTEBOOK:  Veteran F Josh Howard made his debut for Minnesota after signing a one-year contract with the team Thursday. He played 14 minutes and scored six points on 3-of-10 shooting. ... Golden State beat Minnesota for the 16th time in 21 games despite going 2-of-15 from 3-point range.

Top Game Performances

Golden State   Minnesota
Harrison Barnes 18 Scoring Derrick Williams 23
Stephen Curry 6 Assists Alexey Shved 7
David Lee 13 Rebounds Derrick Williams 7
Stephen Curry 3 Free Throws Made Andrei Kirilenko 6
Stephen Curry 1 Steals Josh Howard 2
Carl Landry 2 Blocks Andrei Kirilenko 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Golden State 106 50.6 2-15 18-26 21 50 5 3 16
Minnesota 98 43.0 7-18 23-29 19 34 12 6 12

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Denver. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Golden State will play their next game on the road against Oklahoma City . The Warriors have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .750 after a loss.
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