The win snapped a three-game skipped for the Timberwolves, who are now 23-24 on the season.
Minnesota led by 14 at the break but was then outscored by 10, 32-22, in the third. Kevin Love, who had his 39th double-double on the season, helped stabilize things, going for 12 fourth-quarter points. He finished with 36 points and 17 rebounds, and hit 3 of 5 from downtown.
The Timberwolves are in the midst of a brutal stretch of the schedule. Monday's was their fifth-straight road game, and there are two more on tap -- against San Antonio and Oklahoma City, no less. After that Minnesota returns home for a game with Denver before playing four of the next five on the road.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves are just 1-4 in their first five games since losing Ricky Rubio for the season, but they are still very much alive in the playoff picture, trailing the No. 8 seed by two games. The T-Wolves have currently lost three straight, but are looking to end the skid by defeating the Golden State Warriors on Monday night and lead them at the half by 14, 49-35.
Kevin Love has a near double-double at the half with 14 points and nine rebounds. Luke Ridnour is doing a fine job at point guard, scoring nine points and dishing out six assists.
Golden State, depleted after the Monta Ellis trade and Stephen Curry still out with an ankle injury, have 13 points out of David Lee through the first 24 minutes. Richard Jefferson, who was acquired at the trade deadline, has eight points off the bench.