Thompson was the leading scorer in the game, dropping 30 points and hitting six of the nine 3-pointers he attempted. That said, he had little impact elsewhere on the court. As a team, the Warriors shot 50 percent from the field and 40 percent from 3-point range, so it’s no wonder they held a steady lead over the Timberwolves all game long and came away with the victory.
Stephen Curry was limited to just eight shots on the night and only played 24 minutes because of a bone bruise on his foot, and although the Warriors’ biggest star left in the third quarter, they were still able to hold onto their lead over the Wolves. Ricky Rubio, the player who guarded Curry most of the night, was rendered just as useless on offense as Curry was as the Wolves’ point guard finished with just seven points, seven assists and four ugly turnovers.
At times Rubio, can try to do too much or make too spectacular of a pass on offense, but the third-year point guard normally makes those spectacular passes look easy and should rebound nicely from this poor outing.
Curry’s injury shouldn’t keep him out too long considering it is believed to be just a bruise, but at least Warrior fans can rest easy as Wednesday night proved that the team has many players capable of leading the charge. The obvious star aside from Curry is Thompson, but Lee scored another 22 points from the field and collected 15 total rebounds, giving him a similar stat line to his opponent Kevin Love, who went for 25 points and 16 rebounds.
The third player to impress tonight for the Warriors was newcomer Andre Iguadala, who followed up his 32-point performance Monday night with another 20 points and six assists.
The Warriors’ future at point guard is pretty bleak now that Curry may miss time, but if Iguadala, Lee, and Thompson can play to the level they are capable of, the Warriors should be just fine for the foreseeable future.