The Wolves tend to struggle offensively when Karl-Anthony Towns is off the floor. And even if they have success, it delays the team's transition to his big-man partnership with Rudy Gobert.
The Timberwolves will be without injured Karl-Anthony Towns, and the Grizzlies are without Desmond Bane.
Wolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns is going to be missing for several weeks because of an calf injury. How the Wolves fare without him will tell us a lot about how they should proceed when he returns.
Wizards center Kristaps Porzingis had the hot hand from long range on the way to 41 points.
The Wolves defense is struggling and Jaden McDaniels, Taurean Prince and Jordan McLaughlin all missed Monday's game against the Wizards.
The Timberwolves were routed again and fell back below .500, but the bigger concern was a leg injury to their star All-NBA forward.
A 25-2 run in the first quarter by Golden State settled matters early at Target Center. Six Warriors scored in double figures, led by Stephen Curry's 25 points and 11 rebounds.
The Timberwolves lost 137-114 to the Golden State Warriors at Target Center on Sunday.
Even with three players averaging 20-plus points, the Wizards are next to last in the NBA in scoring.
Austin Rivers had the job of guarding Golden State's Stephen Curry, while the Warriors took charge in a sizzling first quarter.
Forget the finely tuned Warriors. Losing the previous game to the Hornets is the real crime.
Stephen Curry scored 25 points and flirted with a triple-double for Golden State at Target Center.
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D'Angelo Russell and Andrew Wiggins have been lightning rods for criticism while in Minnesota, and meet Sunday at Target Center.
Taurean Prince was added to the Wolves' list of injuries, while center Rudy Gobbert continues to play through pain.
A quick look at Friday's loss.
Jaden plays for the Timberwolves and Jalen for the Hornets, and they met on Black Friday for the second season in a row.
A five-game winning streak came to an end with a miserable second-half performance.
The Wolves are riding the NBA's longest active winning streak at five games.
Getting Rudy Gobert mixed into the natural rhythm of the Timberwolves offense has been a work in progress. But his presence on defense is already showing up in a look at some statistics.