Durant has triple-double, Warriors hit 21 3s to beat Wolves
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 26, 2018 01:54 PM
Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, left, looks to pass the ball away from Minnesota Timberwolves' Jeff Teague (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
By Rob Gloster, Associated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant had 28 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors made a season-high 21 three-pointers in a 126-113 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time).
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson each added 25 points for the Warriors, who matched their previous season high of 18 three-pointers by the end of the third quarter. They made 57 percent from behind the arc in the game, with Thompson hitting seven, Durant adding six and Curry connecting on five.
Durant hit two three's and Curry added a third in a 67-second span late in the third quarter, during which the Warriors (39-10) went 8-of-11 on three-pointers, leading Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau to throw up his arms in frustration.
Karl-Anthony Towns led Minnesota with 31 points and 11 rebounds. Jamal Crawford added 21 points and Jeff Teague had 17 points and seven assists for Minnesota, which played its fourth straight game without Jimmy Butler, who has a sore right knee.
Timberwolves: Thibodeau said before the game that Butler, an All-Star reserve, is "close" to returning, Minnesota is 2-2 in the four games Butler has missed.
Warriors: Curry became the fifth player in Warriors history to score 14,000 points, ending the game with 14,023. Curry, who is in his ninth season, trails Wilt Chamberlain (17,783), Rick Barry (16,447), Paul Arizin (16,266) and Chris Mullin (16,235) on the franchise list.
Timberwolves: Host Brooklyn on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time), seeking a 10th straight home win.
Warriors: Host the Boston Celtics on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time).