Curry and the Warriors visit the Timberwolves
Golden State Warriors (47-22, first in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (32-38, 10th in the Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Stephen Curry leads Golden State into a matchup against Minnesota. He currently ranks third in the league scoring 27.9 points per game.
The Timberwolves are 23-10 on their home court. Minnesota ranks third in the NBA with 11.7 offensive rebounds per game, led by Karl-Anthony Towns averaging 3.4 offensive boards.
The Warriors are 23-12 in road games. Golden State is third in the NBA with 36.3 defensive rebounds per game, led by Andrew Bogut averaging 7.0. In their last meeting on Dec. 10, the Warriors won 116-108. Curry led Golden State with 38 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Towns is scoring 24.6 points per game and averaging 12.2 rebounds for the Timberwolves. Taj Gibson has averaged seven rebounds and added 12.3 points per game over the last 10 games for Minnesota.
DeMarcus Cousins leads the Warriors with 7.9 rebounds and averages 15.6 points. Curry has averaged 24.1 points and 5.8 rebounds while shooting 39.0 percent over the last 10 games for Golden State.
LAST 10 GAMES: Warriors: 5-5, averaging 111.1 points, 45 rebounds, 26.7 assists, 8.4 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting.
Timberwolves: 3-7, averaging 115.1 points, 46 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 6.8 steals and five blocks per game while shooting 46.7 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 123.1 points on 48.5 percent shooting.
Timberwolves Injuries: Robert Covington: out (ankle), Jeff Teague: out (left foot inflammation), Luol Deng: day to day (sore left achilles), Derrick Rose: day to day (right elbow soreness).
Warriors Injuries: DeMarcus Cousins: day to day (foot), Damian Jones: out (torn left pectoral), Andre Iguodala: day to day (tooth).