MINNEAPOLIS - As the season winds down, the Warriors still have a few goals to accomplish through the final eight games of the season, starting Friday evening against the Timberwolves.
With a win Friday, the Warriors will capture their fifth straight Pacific Division title, as they try to stay atop the Western Conference standings.
Standing in the way of their quest to clinch is the Timberwolves, who have a 23-12 record at home, led by Karl-Anthony Towns, who is averaging 24.7 points, 12.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists this season.
Coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area begins with Warriors Pregame Live at 4:00 p.m. and a scheduled 5:00 pm tip-off.
F Kevin Durant
F Draymond Green
C DeMarcus Cousins
G Klay Thompson
G Stephen Curry
F Andrew Wiggins
F Dario Saric
C Karl-Anthony Towns
G Josh Okogie
G Tyus Jones
Warriors: Andrew Bogut (groin) is questionable, Damian Jones (left pectoral surgery) is out.
Timberwolves: Robert Covington (right knee bone bruise), Luol Deng (sore left Achilles), Taj Gibson (left calf strain), Derrick Rose (right elbow surgery) Jeff Teague (left foot inflammation) are out.
Warriors: With Bogut's availability uncertain, the door for redemption could be open for Jordan Bell, who's coming off a suspension.
Meanwhile, Durant has been ultra-efficient in recent games, making 17 of his last 19 shots entering Friday night.
As Durant has seemingly found his shot, Curry is still in search of his game. Over his last 13 games, the former MVP is averaging 25.4 points on just 41 percent from the field.
Wolves: Entering Friday's game, Minnesota has lost five of its last six games, as injuring have begun to pile up.
In addition, Wiggins has not played well, averaging 17.7 points on just 40 percent from the field this season, after signing a five-year, $150 million last season.
Still, the team remains confident in its interim coach Ryan Saunders, with rumors that he could be with the team beyond this season.
Officials: Mike Callahan (#24), Marat Kogut (#32), Leon Wood (#40)