Warriors' comeback falls short vs. Love's Wolves


Warriors' comeback falls short vs. Love's Wolves


OAKLAND The Timberwolves jumped out to a big lead early and held off a second-half Warriors rally. David Lee led the Warriors with 25 points and nine rebounds, but it wasnt enough as Golden State lost its fourth game in a row.Timberwolves 97, Warriors 93Player of the game: Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love finished with 36 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Timberwolves to a victory over the Warriors.Key stretch: This game was lost early for the Warriors. They came out of the gates slowly and it continued through halftime. They played significantly better in the second half and even took the lead here and there. But the Timberwolves closed things out late.Jefferson bounce-back: After shooting 2-for-14 in his Warriors debut against Utah on Saturday, Richard Jefferson bounced back and had 19 points against Minnesota.Offensive issues: Bottom line is the Warriors arent a high-scoring team anymore. In fact, theyre flat-out struggling to score points ever since trading away Monta Ellis. Against Minnesota, the Warriors scored just 14 points in the first quarter, and the second quarter was just marginally better.The Timberwolves went into intermission up 49-35, and the numbers were not kind to the Warriors. They shot just 33 percent (13-for-39) in the first half and just 22 percent (2-for-9) from 3-point range.The Warriors starting backcourt of Nate Robinson and Klay Thompson combined to shoot 1-for-11 in the first half.Standings glance: After losing to the Timberwolves, the Warriors are now 18-25 and have the ninth-worst record in the NBA. If the Warriors wind up with the No. 1 through 7 pick in the 2012 draft, they will keep the pick.If the Warriors end up with the No. 8 pick or worse, the selection will be conveyed to Utah.

Report: Warriors GM Bob Myers was Lakers' No. 1 target

Report: Warriors GM Bob Myers was Lakers' No. 1 target

On Tuesday morning, the Lakers made sweeping changes to their front office.

Magic Johnson is now the president of basketball operations and both general manager Mitch Kupchak and executive VP of basketball operations Jim Buss were fired.

Los Angeles -- looking to hire a new GM -- originally targeted Warriors GM Bob Myers, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.

But as Wojnarowski reports: "After Myers signed a recent contract extension, it became clear to Lakers brass that it would be unable to lure Myers."

In September, the Warriors promoted Myers from general manager to president of basketball operations/general manager.

Myers was named the NBA Executive of the Year following the 2014-15 season.

After playing in D-League All-Star Game, Briante Weber recalled to Warriors

After playing in D-League All-Star Game, Briante Weber recalled to Warriors

The Warriors recalled guard Brianté Weber from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League, the team announced today.

Weber was assigned to Santa Cruz to allow him to participate in the 2017 NBA D-League All-Star Game on Saturday in New Orleans, where he tallied four points, two assists and two steals in 16 minutes for the West squad.

Weber, who signed his second 10-day contract with the Warriors on Feb. 14, has appeared in five games with Golden State this season, averaging 1.6 points and 1.0 assist in 8.2 minutes.

Prior to joining Golden State, the 6’2”, 165-pound guard appeared in 31 games (all starts) this season with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA D-League, averaging 16.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 3.26 steals in 36.8 minutes and garnering NBA D-League Player of the Month honors in January.

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