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The Wolves complete a road back to back tonight against the league best Golden State Warriors.

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Wolves at Warriors

9:30 pm CSRT

FS North

Greetings all from my folks place now in Philadelphia.  I'm on their Mac, so please excuse any formatting issues; I'm not used to writing on this machine.

Anywho, a brutal 2nd game of a back to back tonight in Oakland against the Warriors, who hold a league best 23-5 mark despite coming in off two straight losses to the Lakers and Clippers.

The Warriors still hold the league's best defense, though Andrew Bogut's most recent injury weakens them at that end of the floor.

The Warriors path to winning is very straightforward: they just shoot it better than you do. They lead the league in FG%, efg%, and opponents' efg%. When you do those things, most other stuff is paste. Still, they have some weaknesses that can be exploited: they are not a strong rebounding team and tend to turn it over a lot. They also give up more free throws than the shoot, and area the Wolves will have to take advantage of.

Ultimately though, their shooting, led by MVP candidate Stephen Curry, Harrison Barnes' hot start, and Klay Thompson, is usually too much for opponents, and will likely be too much for the Wolves tonight.

The talent gap is probably just too large to overcome, especially with the Warriors looking to end a losing skid, and the Wolves playing for the 2nd night in a row.

Once again we will be looking for hopeful signs from a raft of young players. I'm sure Warriors fans would tell you that winning is actually better.

I will try to have a recap for you tomorrow, unless someone (Zach, John, Key) want to jump in. I really won't have access to anything i can really write on until the morning.

Expected lineups

Warriors

Stephen Curry

Klay Thompson

Harrison Barnes

Draymond Green

Marreese Speights

Wolves

Zach LaVine

Andrew Wiggins

Shabazz Muhammad

Thaddeus Young

Gorgui Dieng

Here's a link to our blogging buddies for the evening at Golden State Of Mind. Be excellent.

No no and no.

Enjoy the game. Chat here. Go Wolves.