Golden State faces Minnesota on 3-game road slide
Minneapolis; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Golden State travels to Minnesota looking to end its three-game road slide.
The Timberwolves have gone 5-16 against Western Conference teams. Minnesota is last in the Western Conference shooting 32.1 percent from 3-point range.
The Warriors are 7-19 against Western Conference opponents. Golden State allows 113.4 points to opponents and has been outscored by 7.5 points per game.
The two teams play for the third time this season. The Warriors defeated the Timberwolves 113-104 in their last matchup on Dec. 23. D’Angelo Russell led Golden State with 30 points, and Andrew Wiggins paced Minnesota scoring 22 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Shabazz Napier ranks third on the Timberwolves with 3.9 assists and scores 8.8 points per game. Robert Covington is shooting 39.0 percent and averaging 11 points over the last 10 games for Minnesota.
LAST 10 GAMES: Timberwolves: 2-8, averaging 106.1 points, 46.2 rebounds, 18.5 assists, 9.6 steals and six blocks per game while shooting 39.9 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting.
Warriors: 4-6, averaging 109.3 points, 45.3 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 8.7 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 43.8 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.4 points on 46.5 percent shooting.