With three minutes and 21 seconds remaining in the second quarter, the Golden State Warriors led the Minnesota Timberwolves 25-10. There was ample time left in the game, of course, but its remaining 40 minutes seemed something like a formality. That feeling wasn’t the just the result of a team chasing 73 wins facing a Western Conference bottom dweller on its home floor, either.
Golden State, after all, had won 114 consecutive games in which it once led the opposition by 15 points or more – a streak that was broken on Tuesday night. Behind eye-popping efforts from superstars-in-waiting Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns, the Timberwolves beat the Warriors 124-117 (OT) to register the most shocking win of the season.
Wiggins shook off early struggles to lead his young team’s stirring second-half comeback, finishing with 32 points (11-19 FGs), five rebounds, four assists, and a career-high six steals while making a bevy of clutch plays down the stretch. Towns came up big when it mattered most, too, playing dominant defense with the game in the balance and notching the bucket that put Minnesota up at least two possessions with less than a minute remaining.