Wolves late rally comes up short against Golden State


Nikola Pekovic's right-handed layup with 7.9 seconds to go would have given the Timberwolves the lead, but it fell off the rim and Golden State slipped out of Target Center with a 94-91 victory Wednesday night.

It was Golden State's seventh straight victory at Target Center.

After Pekovic's miss, the Wolves had one more chance to steal a win, when this happened.

Following the "hot potato play," Golden State's Steph Curry stepped to the line with 2.7 seconds remaining and calmly sank both free throws, pushing the Warriors' lead to three.

The Wolves made a ferocious run to get back into the game as they trailed by double figures much of the second half, energizing the Target Center crowd in the closing moments, but still came up short.

Curry finished with 23 to lead Golden State, while Klay Thompson added 14. Andrew Bogut also posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Curry is now 14-2 against the Wolves since he entered the NBA.

Kevin Martin led the Wolves with 21. Ricky Rubio posted solid numbers once again. He finished with 18 points, nine boards and five assists. Pekovic finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds for the double-double.

Golden State didn't have its best night shooting, going just 7-of-27 from behind the arc. But the Wolves shot just 38 percent from the floor.

The Wolves (11-42) are off until after the All-Star Break. They host Phoenix on Feb. 20.

Next Up

moose minnesota usfws - flickr

MN homeowner mistakes large tent for dead moose

They spotted two people on a security camera dragging the "moose" across a driveway.

Flickr - minneapolis police officer close-up belt camera - Tony Webster

What happens if Mpls. public safety question passes? City memo provides answers

The memo was sent to the mayor and council members Tuesday morning.


COVID-19 hits Minnesota Wild coaching staff

The Wild will be shorthanded for Tuesday night's game in Vancouver.

Anthony Edwards

Ant takes alpha role after bad loss: 'We need to lock the f*** in'

The Timberwolves' rising star was not happy after Monday's loss to the Pelicans.

parker eisinger

Lakeville football player diagnosed with cancer week before playoffs

The tenth-grader was diagnosed with a form of cancer most commonly found in people aged 65 and older.

University of Minnesota peeping tom suspect

Someone keeps trying to film showering women at U of M

The university has received three reports in the past two weeks.

john Fluevog shoes 1

John Fluevog Shoes closes its Uptown Minneapolis store

The brand could return to the Twin Cities one day.

sidecar drink

Sidecar — Town Hall's new cocktail lounge — is officially open in Minneapolis

It's the fifth Town Hall location, but the first to focus on cocktails.

Screen Shot 2019-07-18 at 9.10.30 AM

Here's where DFLers stand on Minneapolis' public safety ballot question

The question would create a Department of Public Safety and remove some requirements.

Arthur Kollie

Man pleads guilty to brutal murder of 14-year-old girl in Fargo

The 14-year-old girl was the victim of a random attack outside a Fargo strip mall.

Minneapolis Mayoral Candidates 2021 - jacob frey sheila nezhad kate knuth

Here's who has endorsed the frontrunners for Minneapolis mayor

Politicians and community groups are voicing their opinions.