Timberwolves Have Lost 10 Straight – Rubio Needs Surgery
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 20 of his 34 points in the first half, Klay Thompson made three 3-pointers in the final 4 minutes and the Golden State Warriors set yet another franchise record in a 110-101 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.
The Warriors broke their franchise record with their 37th home win. They have lost only twice at home and lead the NBA with a 65-15 record.
Curry wasn't as sharp as he was two nights earlier when he had 45 points in Golden State's win over Portland but he was just as effective. The All-Star point guard made five 3-pointers, went 11 of 21 from the floor and had seven assists to help the Warriors complete a four-game sweep of the Timberwolves.
Thompson had 23 points, Draymond Green added 13 points and 14 rebounds, and Harrison Barnes had 13 points and 12 rebounds.
Andrew Wiggins had 17 points, six rebounds and nine assists for Minnesota. The Timberwolves have dropped 10 straight to fall to 16-64.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will have exploratory arthroscopic surgery on his troublesome left ankle Monday in Southern California.
Rubio has played 22 games this season after spraining his ankle early in the year. He has played only once since March 13 and sat out his 13th consecutive game Saturday night when Minnesota closed out its road schedule against the Golden State Warriors.
The team released a statement before the game that cited ongoing pain in Rubio's ankle as reason for the surgery.
The surgery will be performed by Dr. Richard Ferkel and will take place at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute.
Before playing the Warriors, Minnesota had gone 9-48 without Rubio in the lineup. He missed 42 games earlier this year after injuring his foot.