Warriors beat T-Wolves to snap 6-game slideApr 5, 2012 - 2:56 AM Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Golden State rookie Charles Jenkins charged through the paint and flipped in a nifty reverse layup with 20.4 seconds remaining to help the Warriors snap a season-high six-game losing streak with a 97-94 win over Minnesota on Wednesday.
David Lee scored a game-high 31 points and Jenkins finished with 19 for the Warriors, who have won seven of the last nine meetings against the Timberwolves.
Kevin Love scored 29 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Minnesota, but was 0-for-7 from beyond the arc, including the potential game-tying three as time expired.
Golden State had established its largest lead of the game at nine midway through the fourth quarter when Timberwolves reserve Wayne Ellington went on a personal 7-2 run to make it a four-point game. His trey a bit later trimmed their deficit to 92-89.
After the teams exchanged jumpers, J.J. Barea -- returning after missing six games with a deep thigh bruise and replacing the injured Luke Ridnour in the starting lineup -- delivered a game-tying three from the right wing.
But Minnesota did not capitalize on Richard Jefferson's missed jumper, and Jenkins netted the game-winning basket. He tacked on 1-of-2 from the charity stripe with one second to play.
Golden State came back from a 20-point second quarter deficit, utilizing a 12-2 run to end the first half to get back into the game. They trailed 51-39 at halftime.
Ridnour suffered a high ankle sprain on his right leg Monday against Sacramento...Minnesota forward Michael Beasley missed his fifth straight game with a sprained big toe on his left foot...Barea finished with 15 points, while Ellington had 17...Minnesota held a 49-37 rebounding advantage.
- GOLDEN STATE: 97
Apr 4 10:25 PM
- GOLDEN STATE: 39
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- GOLDEN STATE: 21
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Apr 4 8:36 PM
- GOLDEN STATE: 0
1st Quarter - 12:00
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