Saturday, January 25, 2014
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Martin hit a step-back jumper with 8.4 seconds left, lifting the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Golden State Warriors 121-120 on Friday night for their third straight victory.
Martin finished with 26 points despite playing with a cut on his right pinkie. Kevin Love added 26 points and 14 rebounds in a back-and-forth game that featured just about everything — except defense.
Harrison Barnes missed an open jumper before the final buzzer sounded, leaving Golden State with its second consecutive loss.
Stephen Curry had 33 points and 15 rebounds, and David Lee finished with 23 points and seven rebounds for the Warriors, who outshot Minnesota 55 percent to 50 percent but were outrebounded 44-41.