Russell and Edwards help Timberwolves beat Warriors in OT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — D’Angelo Russell scored 14 of 29 points in the fourth quarter, Anthony Edwards took over in overtime after a foul by Russell and the Minnesota Timberwolves outlasted the Golden State Warriors 119-114 on Wednesday night.

Russell was fouled after two quick whistles in the first minute of extra time. This set the stage for Edwards.

After a scoreless fourth quarter, Edwards was aggressive in overtime, driving to the basket and scoring in traffic on several possessions. Edwards helped the Timberwolves – who trailed by 11 after three – complete the comeback. He scored just four of his 27 points in overtime but was the catalyst on offense in the extra session.

Stephen Curry had 29 points and 10 rebounds for Golden State. Jordan Poole added 18 points and Draymond Green had 10 points and 12 rebounds. The Warriors had won three in a row.

Curry looked good with five seconds left in regulation, but missed. Minnesota couldn’t get a good shot at the buzzer, sending the game into overtime.

As Russell watched from the bench, Edwards hit a big shot down the hall to give Minnesota a 115-112 lead with 1:43 left. Naz Reid, who had 24 points for Minnesota, closed out the victory with an emphatic dunk in the final seconds.

The Timberwolves struggled from the free throw line in the second game in a row. Minnesota finished 13 of 24 after going 15 of 22 Monday night against Sacramento.


Warriors: Andrew Wiggins scored 16 points against his former team.

Timberwolves: Minnesota was without center Rudy Gobert with right groin pain.


Warriors: At Denver on Thursday night.

Timberwolves: Host Orlando Friday night.


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