Timberwolves shock Warriors 124-117 in overtime | Inquirer Sports

Timberwolves shock Warriors 124-117 in overtime

/ 01:43 PM April 06, 2016
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry is surrounded by Minnesota Timberwolves defenders as he drives to the basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. AP

Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry is surrounded by Minnesota Timberwolves defenders as he drives to the basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. AP

OAKLAND, California—The Golden State Warriors hit an unexpected obstacle on their quest for a record 73 wins, blowing a 17-point lead and losing 124-117 in overtime to the last-place Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.

Shabazz Muhammad scored a career-high 35 points and Andrew Wiggins had 32 as Minnesota prevented Golden State (69-9) from becoming the second team to win 70 games in a season. The Warriors now must win their final four games to break the single-season wins record of 72 set by Chicago in 1995-96.

ADVERTISEMENT

Stephen Curry had a rare off-shooting night as Golden State took its third loss against a team currently in last place in its division, following earlier defeats at Milwaukee in December and last month at the Los Angeles Lakers.

But this one came at home, where the Warriors had won a record 54 straight regular-season games before falling to Boston last Friday.

FEATURED STORIES

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, Sports
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.