OAKLAND -- The Warriors had five players in double-figures as they rallied from behind to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 96-85 on Saturday.
Point guard Stephen Curry and forward Carl Landry combined for 14 points in the fourth quarter to help Golden State (6-6) win for the fifth time in its last seven games. The Warriors now get three days off before three more home games.
Golden State is now 2-0 against Minnesota. Unlike last time, the Timberwolves had All-Star power forward Kevin Love, bruising center Nikola Pekovic and backup guard J.J. Barea in the lineup.
Curry finished with 20 points and six assists. Landry had 18 points and nine rebounds off the bench. They led a 22-6 run to put the Timberwolves away.
The Warriors trailed 79-74 with just over 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter. They got a boost from rookie forward Draymond Green, who scored consecutive layups. After a free throw by rookie forward Harrison Barnes tied the game, Landry gave the Warriors the lead with a hook in the lane, 81-79.
Curry then found Barnes for a fast-break dunk, then followed three possessions later with a 3-pointer that put Golden State ahead 86-79 inside of six minutes left.
A layup by Timberwolves Love stopped the Warriors' run at 12-0. But Golden State tacked on seven more, capped with another hook inside by Landry. The Warriors had their largest lead of the game, 93-81, with just over two minutes left.
Warriors guard Klay
The pep in the step Golden State had in the fourth quarter contradicted the relatively listless way they played most of the game. The Warriors trailed 74-70 entering the fourth quarter.
The biggest problem was the Warriors' offense. Golden State managed to shoot just 42.5 percent, including just 5 of 18 from 3-point range. Their 10 turnovers helped Minnesota take 16 more shots than the Warriors the first 26 minutes.
The only Warriors who seemed to have it going were Lee and Thompson. Lee was 6 of 12 from the field with 15 points, matching Love blow-for-blow. Thompson had a game-high 24 points through three quarters despite missing seven of his eight attempts from 3-point range.
What kept the Warriors, who trailed by as much as 11, close to the Timberwolves was their ability to get to the line. Golden State was 19 of 22 from the free throw line.