The Minnesota Timberwolves are showing frustration during a three-game slide that is costing them ground in the Western Conference playoff race.
The visiting Timberwolves have dropped six of their last seven meetings with the Golden State Warriors heading into these teams' first matchup of the season Monday night.
Minnesota (22-24) has lost five of six as it tries to avoid its second four-game slide of the season. The Timberwolves are enduring a 1-4 stretch since losing rookie point guard Ricky Rubio for the season to knee surgery.
Sunday's 115-99 loss at Sacramento dropped Minnesota to 1-3 on this seven-game trip and featured a brief shouting match on the bench late in the game between Timberwolves star Kevin Love and reserve guard Jose Barea.
"It's frustrating, but nothing personal against JJ," Love said. "I think we were both frustrated and took it out on each other when we should have took it out on the other team. So both of us made mistakes and both of us feel bad."