Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Golden State Warriors - 3/11/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Golden State Warriors - 3/11/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Golden State is without five contributors - Stephen Curry (tweaked right ankle), Andre Iguodala (left wrist sprain), Jordan Bell (right ankle sprain), David West (right arm cyst) and Patrick McCaw (non-displaced fracture, left wrist) - Friday night against the Trail Blazers.

With the Rockets and Warriors not meeting again in the regular season, this race to the finish will simply boil down to which team is able to avoid any slip-ups down the stretch.

With AP Photos.Kevin Durant had 37 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots and nearly single-handedly led the undermanned Golden State Warriors' fourth-quarter rally past the San Antonio Spurs for a 110-107 win after Stephen Curry went down early. And Golden State Warriors fans suddenly became silent. The Warriors snapped their seven-game winning streak since the All-Star break with the defeat while Curry remained in the Bay Area nursing his sprained his ankle suffered Thursday. The bad news: that place is Oakland, where the 50-14 Warriors are often well ahead going into the final period of play.

Back in December when he was out, the Warriors tightened up their defense, Kevin Durant took over on offense, and Golden State won seven in a row. "We just did not play a smart, focused game tonight and it cost us", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.

"We've still got three All-Stars when Steph goes down", Kerr said. "We still have a lot of talent". "I'm thinking about our health and we'll get Steph healthy". But that changed soon after he came back from talking to reporters after the game on Thursday.

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Wolves: Butler (knee) is out.

The Spurs connected on just six of their 22 3-point attempts.

Despite not having Butler, Minnesota has other options to garner offensive production.

The video shown above (and below) is from Warriors Report, a Facebook Live show! Gibson also adds another big body in the paint to help the Timberwolves crash the boards for second-chance opportunities. Now used to the open looks that seemed to throw him off during his first season in Golden State (37.5 percent), Durant is up to a career-high 43.1 percent. "It's more intense", Damian Lillard said.

"You can't beat the Warriors if you're playing 2 versus 3".

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