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Game Preview: Warriors travel to Minnesota looking to rebound against the Timberwolves

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The Dubs' next stop is in Minnesota as they try to start a new winning streak against the Timberwolves tonight.

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Tip-off: 5:00pm PST
Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
TV: CSN Bay Area, NBA TV
Radio: KNBR 680
Blog Buddy: www.canishoopus.com

Team Overviews

The Warriors are coming off a tough loss in San Antonio but managed to keep it close even with key injuries to Andrew Bogut, Festus Ezeli and Andre Iguodala. It was also an ugly game for Stephen Curry who was 1 of 3 from the three point line and 4 of 18 shooting. Klay Thompson was right behind him closing it out 7 of 20 shooting for 15 points. With a lot of our bigs out healing from injuries, Golden State looks to use a small ball line up going into the Target Center.

The Timberwolves are 2-2 in the last four games after taking a 111-116 loss to the Houston Rockets Friday night in Texas. Zach LaVine has been on fire these last three games averaging 23.7 points per game. He's also been putting up some nice numbers behind the three point line. Minnesota looks to capitalize on Golden State's injuries, which seem to be piling up each game as key players keep getting sidelined.

Key to the game: Get back on track.

Saturday's loss to San Antonio was a valiant effort from a short handed Warriors squad. It's a preview of the playoffs and things to come if we end up crossing paths in the postseason. But the Warriors need to put the Spurs behind them and focus on the Timberwolves, who look to play spoiler tonight. Let's get a win, head home and prepare for the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday at Oracle.

Highlight Predictions:

- Stephen Curry will bounce back. Curry had one of his worst shooting performances of the season (dating back to February, 2016) on Saturday night. This is his chance to make adjustments in his game and get the team involved. There are still plenty of weapons on this squad to turn things around with him handling the ball.

- Shooting spree from Golden State. When the Dubs get the shots to start falling, Curry finds his rhythm, and the team displays solid ball movement, there's no stopping them.

- Steve Kerr is going to get the Warriors motivated. They're going to be looking for revenge after Saturday's loss to the Spurs. Let's get the guys back to a winning mindset and move forward with our next opponents.

Win Prediction: Golden State puts their loss to San Antonio behind them and wins it in Minnesota 104-96

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