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Warriors Take Over in Fourth, Survive Scare From T'Wolves

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    Warriors Take Over in Fourth, Survive Scare From T'Wolves
    CSN Bay Area staff
    Warriors take over in fourth, survive scare from T'Wolves

    MINNEAPOLIS -- With all the Golden State Warriors have accomplished in the last three years, they take special pride in an NBA-record streak of 111 regular-season games without back-to-back losses.

    The Minnesota Timberwolves thought they were going to end that run Sunday night. Those hopes ended with a splash.

    Klay Thompson scored 30 points and the Warriors roared back to avoid their first set of consecutive regular-season losses since 2015 with a 116-108 victory over the Timberwolves.

    Stephen Curry had 22 points and nine assists, and the Warriors rallied from a 10-point deficit to start the fourth quarter to keep their streak alive. Thompson scored 12 points during a 25-4 surge to start the final period.

    "Let's not fool ourselves," said Draymond Green, who scored 18 points and hit five 3-pointers. "We played a great 12 minutes, inspired by our second unit who played 9 of those 12 minutes. And that's what gave us this win."

    Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points and 18 rebounds, and Andrew Wiggins scored 25 for the Timberwolves (6-18), who lost their fourth straight game.

    "I wanted to stop that streak," Towns said.

    Zach LaVine scored 25 points and hit five 3s for the Wolves.

    The Warriors were coming off a 21-point loss Saturday to the Grizzlies and were playing their fourth game in five nights, and it was clear from the start that they were a little weary.

    Just when Curry appeared to be heating up, hitting back-to-back 3s midway through the third quarter, the best shooter on the planet tossed up an airball on the very next possession. Between that ghastly miss and Kevin Durant missing a wide-open layup, it was clear the Warriors were just a bit off for the second night in a row, something that hasn't happened in the regular season since April 7, 2015.

    The Wolves closed the third period with a 14-1 run, but the Warriors found the gas pedal.

    "We were down 10 but we didn't let it deflate us," Thompson said. "Twelve minutes is a long time for this team."

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