OAKLAND – The Warriors won their 16th consecutive game at Oracle Arena, a 110-101 win over Minnesota that also gave them a record-breaking victory at home.
The Warriors (65-15) are now 37-2 at Oracle, the first time in franchise history they have reached that level. And they are now 12-0 in the suddenly beloved slate-colored jerseys.
Stephen Curry led the way for the Warriors, ringing up 34 points and seven assists. He also pushed his ongoing single-season record for 3-pointers to 281.
Three other Warriors scored in double figures, as Klay Thompson poured in 23, while Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green each put in 13. Green pulled a game-high 14 rebounds, while Barnes snagged 12.
The Warriors had to beat back a spirited effort by the Timberwolves (16-64), who kept things close in the late going. Rookie Zach LaVine scored a game-high 37 points, 24 of which came in the second half.
Because the Warriors were so vastly superior when he was on the floor, Curry wins the award for this night.
Curry's 34 points came on 11-of-21 shooting, including 5-of-11 from beyond the arc. In addition to the seven assists, he also contributed four rebounds and four steals.
Curry also gave the Warriors their biggest lead, 86-69, when dropped in a 3-pointer at the third-quarter buzzer.
The Warriors didn't put this one away until the final 4:15. Leading 94-93, they went on a 13-3 run to take a 107-96 lead with 1:50 left.
They took over the game earlier. Holding a 62-60 lead with 10:15 left in the third quarter, the Warriors went on a 14-3 run, to take a 76-63 lead with 4:05 remaining in the quarter.
The Warriors outscored the 24-9 over the final 10:15 of the quarter and held Minny without a field goal for almost eight minutes (from the 10:15 mark to the 2:31 mark) and limited the Timberwolves to 19 percent shooting (4-of-21) in the quarter.
G Leandro Barbosa (sore right Achilles) was listed as out and did not play. The injury is not considered serious, according to coach Steve Kerr, and Barbosa might return on Monday.
The Warriors return to action Monday night, when they face the Memphis Grizzlies at Oracle Arena. It's the only trip to Oakland this season for the Grizzlies.