With just nine active players on Tuesday night, the Warriors opened their four-game road trip with a 129-114 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Timberwolves took control of the game from the start, maintaining the lead through all four quarters and extending their largest lead of the night (21) in the opening minutes of the final frame.
The Dubs struggled from both ends of the floor, shooting 45.6 percent from the field and 28.9 percent from 3-point range. Moreover, the Warriors allowed the Timberwolves to score an opponent season-high 129 points.
The shorthandedWarriors fell behind early and were unable to carve their way back into the lead on Tuesday. Six players tallied double figures in the defeat, with Andrew Wiggins recording 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Gary Payton II added 14 points and four rebounds in his fourth-straight start while Damion Lee posted 15 points and six rebounds off the bench. Jonathan Kuminga tallied 13 points, recording double figures in 10 of his last 11 games, while fellow rookie Moses Moody left the game in the first quarter and did not return due to a left eye contusion injury.
The Warriors are now 17-12 on the road this season after scratching a 129-114 loss in their first game of the road trip. The Dubs remain on the road as they face off against the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday for the second showdown between the two clubs this week (5:30 p.m., NBCSBA).