KEVIN Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson all sizzled from deep as the Golden State Warriors held off a Minnesota Timberwolves side still missing Jimmy Butler, 126-113, on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).
The Warriors star trio combined for 18 of the team’s 21 triples, with Thompson making seven three-pointers. Durant and Curry hit six and five treys, respectively.
Golden State started pulling away early, leading by 16 in the second quarter, but couldn’t take Minnesota out of the game, with the Timberwolves cutting the gap down to single digits down the stretch a number of times.
Still, the Warriors held on with timely baskets and stops in the closing minutes to win their second straight game and improve to 39-10.
Durant had a team-high 28 points and finished with a triple double as he added 11 assists and 10 rebounds, while Curry and Thompson scored 25 apiece.
Karl-Anthony Towns led all scorers with 31 points. Jamal Crawford scored 21 off the bench for the Timberwolves (31-20), losers of two straight games.