Kevin Durant describes playing without Stephen Curry as "weird"



The Over/Under (O/U) for the game opened at 225 points with Golden State set as a 5-point favorite. As for the total, the number sits at 225 at the majority of online sportsbooks.

In addition to Curry, Andre Iguodala, David West, Patrick McCaw and Jordan Bell all missed both defeats due to injury, and even Quinn Cook was questionable for Sunday's game in Minnesota with a right hand contusion, although he still ended up playing.

Without Curry, this team loses another dimension to their offense, a playmaker, and 26.3 points per game. Durant finished with 39 points, but went just 11 for 32 from the field.

The Timberwolves rank fifth in points off turnovers per game (18.0) while the Warriors rank 28th in points off turnovers allowed per game (18.7). Then he dropped in a layup follow of his own miss with 37.5 seconds left to put the game away.

Minnesota is 2-3 ATS with 4 overs and 1 under over their last five games. He sat out the dubs' last two games due to an ankle injury, so he needs to rest so he can help the Warriors defend their National Basketball Association title during the 2018 playoffs. Curry had a collective plus-36 rating over those two games.

Golden State lost their last game to the Portland Trail Blazers, 125 - 108; Trail Blazers win ninth straight.

And let's be clear: the lack of involvement on Towns' part isn't exclusively the fault of Tom Thibodeau and the offense; there are plenty of instances in which Towns is content to linger on the perimeter and even passes up mostly-open 3-point attempts - something that a 41.4 percent long-range shooter should never do, regardless of his height or position. Pachulia had three assists, two blocked shots and a steal in 25 minutes.

The 2016 NBA Rookie of the Year is quickly establishing himself as one of the league's superstars and his recent appearance in his first NBA All-Star Game is a testament to that. Their weakest areas are offensive rebounds per game (#28), turnovers per game (#28) and steals per game (#12). The Bulls topped 110 points for just the fourth time in the past 19 games. The Warriors' Over/Under lines have averaged 226.8 in the past two weeks and their games have resulted in an Over/Under average of -8.8.

Karl-Anthony Towns dominated inside, finishing with 31 points and 16 rebounds for a Timberwolves team that had lost three straight, all without injured All-Star guard Jimmy Butler.