Timberwolves visit the playoff-hopeful Warriors
(Sports Network) – The playoff-hopeful Golden State Warriors try to continue
their push towards earning a berth in the postseason, as they host the
disappointing Minnesota Timberwolves today at ORACLE Arena.
The Warriors and Clippers are tied for the eighth and final playoff spot in
the Western Conference. They are just a half game behind the seventh-seeded
Lakers, who host the SuperSonics this evening.
Golden State, which has not appeared in the playoffs since 1994, has won two
in a row. Stephen Jackson scored 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds while
Baron Davis tallied 25 points to lead the Warriors to an easy 125-108 victory
over the Sacramento Kings on Friday at ARCO Arena.
Jason Richardson and Matt Barnes added 17 points each for the Warriors, who
have won six of their last seven games overall. Monta Ellis tallied 13 points
in the victory.
The Warriors are an impressive 28-11 at home this season. They will host the
Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday and will wrap up their regular season on Wednesday
Minnesota enters today’s contest on a four-game losing streak. On Friday, Manu
Ginobili scored 21 points and Matt Bonner netted 18 to lead the San Antonio
Spurs over the Timberwolves, 110-91, at the Target Center.
Mike James had 23 points for the Timberwolves, who finished a four-game
homestand without a win. Rookie Randy Foye added 16 points, while Ricky Davis
finished with 15 points and seven boards for Minnesota, which has dropped
eight of its last 10 games overall.
All-Star forward Kevin Garnett (strained right quadriceps) is out
indefinitely. He leads the Timberwolves in scoring (22.4 ppg) and rebounding
The Timberwolves are 12-27 on the road this season. They will visit the Denver
Nuggets on Monday at the Pepsi Center and will play their final game of the
campaign against Memphis on Wednesday at the Target Center.
Minnesota and the Warriors have split a pair of games this season. The
Timberwolves have lost three straight after winning their last two at Golden