It was a third quarter to forget, but a night that the Timberwolves would do well to remember.
It was closer than it should have been in Oakland on Monday. It was messy at times, more difficult than it should have been. But when the final buzzer sounded, the Timberwolves came out on top, 97-93, despite appearing as if they'd quit entirely in the game's third quarter.
Until halftime, it was a blowout. The Timberwolves were in charge, the Warriors hapless. A 6-0 Timberwolves' lead at the outset stretched to a 49-35 margin at the half, and it seemed that the end of Minnesota's three-game skid would be over long before the game's official end.
It wasn't. After being outscored 32-22 in the third quarter, the Timberwolves barely squeaked past Golden State. But the four-point margin doesn't matter. The losing streak is over, no matter how ugly the game that ended it was, and though 19 games remain in the season, this win may have been more needed than any so far this year.
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