NBA Game Summary - Minnesota at Golden State|
(Friday, January 24th)
Final Score: Minnesota 121, Golden State 120
Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Martin's go-ahead left baseline jumper
with 8.4 seconds remaining lifted the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 121-120 win
over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
Harrison Barnes' right wing jumper at the buzzer was off the mark for Golden
"We got a great look, I'm not concerned about that," Warriors head coach Mark
Kevin Love tallied 26 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists, while Martin
finished with 26 points for Minnesota, which has won three straight on the
heels of a three-game skid.
"Just a great win for our team, we've lost so many close games this year,"
Wolves head coach Rick Adelman said. "Kevin Martin made a big shot."
Stephen Curry had 33 points and 15 assists, while David Lee added 23 points
and seven boards for the Warriors, who have dropped four of their last five
Golden State ended the third quarter on a 10-0 spurt as Marreese Speights' jam
with two seconds left in the frame gave Golden State a 98-91 cushion.
Minnesota, though, began the fourth on an 11-4 run and Nikola Pekovic's short
fadeaway jumper knotted the contest at 102-102 a little before the midway
point of the stanza.
A Corey Brewer 3-pointer concluded an 8-2 Wolves sprint to give them a 116-111
advantage with 2:55 to play.
A bit later, Andre Iguodala nailed a triple while being fouled with 1:16 to
go, but missed the potentially game-tying free throw to keep Minnesota in
Iguodala was fouled with 27.9 ticks on the clock and sunk two free throws to
give the hosts a 120-119 edge.
Earlier, both teams netted 36 and 27 points, respectively, in the first and
second quarters and the game was tied at 73-73 heading into the break.
The Wolves shot 50 percent (47-of-94) from the field, while Golden State made
55.1 percent (49-of-89) of its field goal attempts ... Klay Thompson had 18
points for the Warriors.
01/25 01:58:43 ET