Instant Analysis: Durant-less Warriors run away from Wolves, win fifth straight
Warriors keep rolling
OAKLAND -- The Warriors cooled the Timberwolves and stayed hot in the process, running off with a 125-101 win Wednesday night at Oracle Arena.
The victory was the fifth in row for the Warriors (9-3) and snapped a five-game win streak for Minnesota (7-4).
Six Warriors scored in double figures, led by Klay Thompson’s 28 points. Stephen Curry put in 22, Omri Casspi 13, Nick Young 12, Andre Iguodala -- starting for Kevin Durant -- 11 and David West totaled 10.
The Warriors overcame early turnovers with 63.5-percent shooting over the final three quarters.
This one goes to the bench, with Omri Casspi and Nick Young leading the way.
Casspi’s line: 13 points (5-of-7 shooting, including 1-of-1 from deep, 2-of-3 from the line), three blocks, two steals and two rebounds. He played 20 minutes and finished plus-9.
Young’s line: 12 points (4-of-11 shooting, 3-of-9 from deep), five assists, four steals and three rebounds. He drilled a two 3-pointers and nabbed two steals during the game-turning rally in the third quarter. He played 21 minutes and finished plus-9.
Warriors reserves outscored those of the Timberwolves 57-29.
When Minnesota got within 3 (67-64) on a Karl-Anthony Towns layup with 6:39 left in the third quarter, the Warriors switched on the defense to trigger a 24-8 run that gave the Warriors a 91-72 lead on a Young 3-pointer with 1:19 left in the third.
The Warriors limited the Timberwolves to 3-of-9 shooting with six turnovers during the rally and closed the quarter with a 95-76 lead.
Minnesota got no closer than 15 in the fourth quarter.
Warriors: F Kevin Durant (L thigh contusion) was listed as out. C Damian Jones is on assignment with the G-League Santa Cruz Warriors.
Timberwolves: C Justin Patton (L foot surgery) was listed as out.
The Warriors return to action Saturday night, when they face the Philadelphia 76ers at Oracle Arena. Coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area begins at 6:30, with tipoff scheduled for 7:35.