Wolves lose 100-99 as Luke Ridnour misses a shot at the buzzer. The Wolves jumped out to an early lead in the first half, and managed to hold a 16 point 32 – 16 advantage with 6.8 seconds left in the first quarter. The Wolves hot start was due to great defense & outstanding ball movement. The defense forced 22 turnovers for the game and had 23 assists on 37 field goals.
Ricky Rubio played with a high level of intensity from the opening tip resulting in a 16 point, 11 assist, 8 rebound and 6 steal game. Derrick Williams continues to show more consistency in his game as he had a team high 23 points and 12 rebounds.
Jarret Jack single handedly got the Warriors back into the game in the 2nd quarter, going 6-8 including 4-5 from 3 for 16 points in the 1st half, Jack closed out the game with 23 points and 8 assists. The Wolves managed to hold a 55-52 halftime lead.
The Warriors 7-17 3 point shooting, and 48-41 rebounding advantage was just enough to overcome their 22 turnovers to secure the hard fought win. While the Warriors got timely 3 point shooting, the Wolves struggles continued as they went 1-11 for the game from beyond the arc.
Minnesota now 20-33 will travel to Phoenix on Tuesday looking to rebound against the Suns with a 8 o’clock tip.