Despite their horrendous defeat, the Golden State Warriors had reason to rejoice, as two-time MVP Stephen Curry surpassed Hall of Famer Reggie Miller in the All-Time three-pointers list.
Fixture: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Golden State Warriors.
Date & Time: Monday, January 25th, 2021 at 10:00 PM ET (January 26th, Tuesday at 8:30 AM IST).
Venue: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA.
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Golden State Warriors Preview
The Golden State Warriors have endured a mediocre campaign, going 8-8 on the season and coming off two straight defeats.
However, the partnership between Draymond Green and Stephen Curry is thriving; Andrew Wiggins has also impressed with his incredible improvement at both ends of the floor.
With Wiggins facing his former team on Monday, a big performance from the forward could be on the cards.
Nevertheless, the Golden State Warriors will look to grab a comfortable win at home against a struggling Minnesota Timberwolves and get some momentum going.
Key Player - Stephen Curry
As usual, Stephen Curry will have to do the bulk of the Golden State Warriors' scoring. However, he has had possession of the ball just 22% of the time, which is one of the lowest among superstars in the league.
The team has struggled offensively and has coped up criticism for failing to adapt their fast-paced style of play despite the absence of Klay Thompson.
However, with Stephen Curry recently surpassing Reggie Miller in the all-time three-pointers list, he could attempt a few more against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Golden State Warriors Predicted Lineup
G - Stephen Curry, G - Kelly Oubre Jr., F - Andrew Wiggins, F - Draymond Green, C - James Wiseman.
Minnesota Timberwolves Preview
The Minnesota Timberwolves have hit rock bottom after the loss of their star center Karl-Anthony Towns.
However, they are coming off a 10-point victory against the New Orleans Pelicans, so they have a bit of momentum behind them.
Nevertheless, the Minnesota Timberwolves are ranked below 25th in most defensive categories and would look to stop the fast-paced Golden State Warriors offense if they want to grab a victory.
Key Player - D'Angelo Russell
He didn't play against the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, citing rest, but could return against the Golden State Warriors.
With Russell averaging over 20 points per game this season, the Timberwolves will need a huge scoring performance from the guard for an unlikely win on the road.
Minnesota Timberwolves Predicted Lineup
G - D'Angelo Russell, G - Malik Beasley, F - Josh Okogie, F - Jarred Vanderbilt, C - Naz Reid.
Timberwolves vs Warriors Match Prediction
The Golden State Warriors are the clear favorites heading into this game.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are ranked 25th in the league in defense and 28th in offense. Moreover, in the absence of All-Star caliber players, the Minnesota Timberwolves could have their task cut out against the Golden State Warriors.