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Warriors ease past Timberwolves

Dec 9, 2014 - 4:58 AM Minneapolis, MN ( - Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson each scored 21 points to help the Golden State Warriors extend their winning streak to 13 games with a 102-86 rout of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday.

The Warriors, already in the midst of a franchise-record run, stretched their road winning streak to eight games, which is also the best in team history.

"Tonight was not our best ever, the second half was good," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "It's good to pile up as many road wins as possible because it's going to get tougher as we go."

Shaun Livingston and Marreese Speights both netted 12 points and Draymond Green added 10 points with 10 rebounds in the win.

Warriors center Andrew Bogut left the game after just two minutes in with right knee irritation.

Andrew Wiggins totaled 21 points with six rebounds and Shabazz Muhammad chipped in with 14 points off the bench for Minnesota, which lost a sixth consecutive game.

The Warriors opened up a 7-1 lead after Festus Ezeli's dunk, but Thaddeus Young countered with five straight points to close the gap.

The margin was still a point when Golden State ripped off a 10-2 run to make it 21-12, but the Timberwolves closed to within five, 25-20, entering the second.

Minnesota continued to stay close with the hottest team in the NBA as Zach LaVine's flush at the midway point of the second cut the deficit to 36-34. However, the Warriors answered with a 9-1 burst and led 48-39 at the break.

The visitors broke the game open in the latter stages of the third when Curry, Green and Speights all contributed to an 11-0 run that made it 73-56.

Golden State continued to pour it on, leading by as many as 22 over the final 15 minutes and cruising to the win.

"We turned the ball over way too many times," Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders said of the team's 19 giveaways. "We didn't give ourselves an opportunity."

Game Notes

Golden State has not lost since a home loss to San Antonio on Nov. 11 ... The Warriors have won nine of their last 10 against Minnesota ... Each team scored 17 points off turnovers ... Young had 13 points in the loss ... Curry had seven assists ... Gorgui Dieng finished with a game-high 11 rebounds for the Timberwolves.