Two teams that began the week on a tear aim for a return to form on Wednesday as the Dallas Mavericks visit the Portland Trail Blazers. Dallas was outscored 33-14 in the fourth quarter of a 130-92 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday in San Francisco, while Portland fell 109-107 to the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday. Both teams entered their latest game playing well, with Dallas having won five of its past six and Portland having prevailed in six of eight.
Minnesota Timberwolves (24-23, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (35-13, second in the Western Conference)San Francisco; Thursday, 10 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Minnesota faces the Golden State Warriors after Anthony Edwards scored 40 points in the Timberwolves' 109-107 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.The Warriors are 19-8 in conference play. Golden State is the best team in the Western Conference in team defense, giving up 101.6 points while holding opponents to 42.5% s
The Warriors defeated the Mavericks, 130-92. Stephen Curry (18 points, nine rebounds, seven assists) and Klay Thompson (15 points, 3-5 3pt FG) combined for 33 points for the Warriors, while Jonathan Kuminga added a team-high 22 points (17 in the 4th quarter) in the victory. Luka Doncic tallied 25 points, eight rebounds and three assists for the Mavericks in the losing effort. The Warriors improve to 35-13 on the season, while the Mavericks fall to 27-21.