Timberwolves shock Golden State

first_imgOAKLAND, California (AP):The Golden State Warriors hit an unexpected obstacle on their quest for a record 73 wins, blowing a 17-point lead and losing 124-117 in overtime to the last-place Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.Shabazz Muhammad scored a career-high 35 points and Andrew Wiggins had 32 as Minnesota prevented Golden State (69-9) from becoming the second team to win 70 games in a season. The Warriors now must win their final four games to break the single-season wins record of 72 set by Chicago in 1995-96.Stephen Curry had a rare off-shooting night as Golden State took their third loss against a team currently in last place in their division.The Warriors had won a record 54 straight regular season games at home before losing to Boston last Friday.At Salt Lake City, Kawhi Leonard made the go-ahead jumper with 4.9 seconds left and scored 18 points as the Spurs beat the Utah Jazz 88-86, giving Tim Duncan a 1,000th victory in the regular season.Duncan became the third player to reach the milestone, following Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert Parish.LaMarcus Aldridge and Manu Ginobili each added 14 points in the Spurs’ franchise-record 65th victory and Rodney Hood missed the potential winning three-pointer at the buzzer as Utah fell a half game behind Dallas for seventh place in the Western Conference.At Denver, Russell Westbrook turned his first-half frustration into a milestone night with 13 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists to become the first player with 17 triple-doubles in a season in 27 years as the Oklahoma City Thunder routed the Nuggets 124-102.Westbrook has the highest total since Magic Johnson had 17 for the Los Angeles Lakers in 1988-89. Westbrook, who had seven in March while winning Western Conference player of the month honours, has 35 in his career, which is second behind LeBron James for most among active players.”It’s a great honour,” Westbrook said. “Whenever you’re mentioned in the same sentence as Magic, it’s always great.”last_img