SAN FRANCISCO — Steph Curry was injured. Two minutes in, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson were ejected. A Warriors offense already searching for its identity was without its core three, but managed to make it a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves and their top rated defense.
Golden State lost their fourth straight game 104-101 on Tuesday night where rookie Brandin Podziemski made his best case for more minutes going forward. He put up 23 points to become the first Warrior not named Curry to score more than 20 points in a game this season. Dario Saric became the second, scoring 21 points — including a go-ahead 3-pointer in the game’s waning seconds to put Golden State up one.
But the Timberwolves had just a little more juice. Karl-Anthony Towns hit a 3 to give Minnesota a lead and Mike Conley hit the dagger 3 to end it. The Warriors move to 6-6 on the season and 1-4 at home and have lost four straight.
The Warriors continue this home stand with two games against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday and Saturday and close it out with a game against the rising Houston Rockets on Monday. The Warriors take a pre-Thanksgiving trip to Phoenix to play the Suns before returning home for another extended home stand.