WATCH: Timberwolves Hand Golden State 9th Loss

by April 06, 2016
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Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns and the young Minnesota Timberwolves stunned the basketball world Tuesday night, as they beat the Golden State Warriors on their home floor.

The defending NBA champions lost for only the 9th time this season, succumbing to Shabazz Muhammad’s career-high 35 points, 32 points from Wiggins and 20 points and 12 rebounds from KAT.

The Dubs now must sweep their final four games in order to reach the 73-victory mark.

Per the AP:

Stephen Curry had an uncharacteristic off-shooting night, Golden State committed 24 turnovers to squander an early 17-point lead and the Warriors hit an unexpected obstacle on their quest for 73 wins by losing 124-117 in overtime to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.

 

“You have so much media attention and everybody talking about breaking the record and you lose focus a little bit,” Kerr said. “The same thing happened 20 years ago. We didn’t play well down the stretch. This doesn’t surprise me. It’s easy to get lost in all this stuff. We haven’t been very dialed in of late.”

 

The Warriors (69-9) have lost twice at home in the past five nights. Their record 54-game home winning streak in the regular season was snapped Friday by Boston and they lost again to the Timberwolves, failing in their first attempt to join the Bulls as the only teams to win 70 games in a season. […] “We put ourselves in a position where it’s a realistic goal,” said Curry, who missed 18 of 25 shots. “We have to embrace the challenge. Obviously it’s not easy to get it done. We’re proving that right now.”