Anthony Edwards, Timberwolves finish season sweep of Warriors

League: NBA

Posted on: 25 Mar, 2024 at 01:47 AM

Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Edwards scored 23 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished eight assists, and the Minnesota Timberwolves held on for a 114-110 win over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday evening in Minneapolis.

Naz Reid registered a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota (49-22), which finished a three-game regular-season series sweep against the Warriors. Rudy Gobert also notched a double-double with 17 points and 12 boards.

Stephen Curry scored 31 points and shot 5-for-11 from beyond the arc to pace Golden State (36-34). Klay Thompson added 16 points off the bench, and Andrew Wiggins scored 15.

The score was even at 104-104 with 3:28 to go. Curry provided the game-tying basket with a 3-pointer off an assist from Gary Payton II.

The stalemate lasted for only 16 seconds before Mike Conley hit the go-ahead 3-pointer to put the Timberwolves on top 107-104.

Curry made two free throws to cut the deficit to 107-106, and Jaden McDaniels answered with a pull-up jump shot to make it 109-106. Gobert added two free throws to increase the Timberwolves' lead to five with 1:03 remaining.

Curry cut it to 111-108 with 36.1 seconds to go. He added a basket to bring the Warriors within a point with 14.2 seconds remaining.

Edwards finished the scoring with three free throws. Thompson and Curry missed 3-pointers in the closing seconds.

The Timberwolves opened the second half on back-to-back 3-pointers from Reid and Conley. That pulled Minnesota within 54-52.

Nickeil Alexander-Walker made a 3-pointer to cut the Warriors' lead to 81-78 after three quarters.

The Warriors jumped to a 27-18 advantage at the end of the first quarter. They closed the quarter on an 8-0 run thanks to a triple and a 2-point basket by Draymond Green and a 3-pointer by Thompson.

Golden State relied on another 8-0 run in the second quarter to turn a 31-29 edge into a 10-point lead. Curry finished the run with a 3-pointer from 26 feet, as Golden State built a 54-46 lead by halftime.

--Field Level Media