Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Warriors vs. Timberwolves on Sunday afternoon

Warriors vs. Timberwolves on Sunday afternoon

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) works the flooragainst Atlanta Hawks guard Jaylen Morris, left, during an NBA basketball game Friday, March 2, 2018, in Atlanta. Both teams were playing without one of their stars because of injuries - the Wolves were missing Jimmy Butler, and the Warriors did not have Stephen Curry. Curry, Patrick McCaw (non-displaced fracture, left wrist) and Jordan Bell (right ankle sprain) were already in Oakland with team trainer Chelsea Lane. When Curry is on the court the Warriors offense is 14 points per 100 possessions better, when he sits their offense tends to be about league average (over the course of the season, there's plenty of noise in that stat). Golden State are trying to avoid losing back-to-back games for just the second time this season and the fourth time since the start of the 2015/16 season.

The Warriors (51-15) saw their seven-game winning streak end Friday in a 125-108 defeat that prevented them from moving ahead of the Rockets for the No. 1 spot in the Western Conference.

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Six Wolves players finished in double digits, including 23 points from Andrew Wiggins.

The next two games, against the Portland Trail Blazers and the Minnesota Timberwolves, proved all the more hard, struggling to find their groove without their offensive engine on the hardwood.

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