Wolves lose 100-99 as Luke Ridnour misses a shot at the buzzer

Feb 24, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Jarrett Jack (2) looks to shoot in the first quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Greg Smith-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Topics: Derrick Williams, Jarret Jack, Minnesota Timberwolves, Ricky Rubio

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