Kevin Durant is the best player on the Warriors team from a fantasy basketball perspective, with 47.24 fantasy points per game. Outside of Kevin Durant (40 points) and Klay Thompson (25 points), no Warrior scored more than 10 points in Friday night's loss to the Trail Blazers. With Butler sidelined, the Timberwolves offense flows through Towns, the former No. 1 draft pick who was a first-time All-Star this season. Towns took it upon himself to make sure the tumble did not continue, finishing with 31 points and 16 rebounds.
Tuesday's announcement could very well be seen as the Warriors giving up on the idea of nabbing the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. The Golden State Warriors threw a bash ahead of Steph's 30th and the party featured a yacht, a Paramore concert and dancing Steve Kerr.
Without Curry, the Warriors have dropped two games in a row for just the second time this season.
Durant and Green each knocked down a pair of 3-pointers in the second quarter, and, thanks in part to an 18-4 first-half edge in fast-break points, the Warriors built a lead as big as 57-45.
Curry, who is averaging 26.3 points, 6.2 assists, and 5.1 rebounds this season, has a history with ankle injuries. At the root of Golden State's recent seven-game winning streak was renewed defensive intensity.
Nikola Jokic recorded his seventh triple-double of the season by providing 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in the Nuggets' 130-104 laugher over the Kings.
The four-time NBA All-Star has made a huge difference in his first season in Minnesota, as the Timberwolves have already won seven more games than a year ago. Robert Covington added 19 points as Philadelphia won for the fourth time in their past 12 road games. Minnesota's Nemanja Bjelica had a solid game, leading both teams in scoring with 30 points on 11-for-16 shooting. He shot 57.1% from the field, making 12 of his 21 attempts (10/10 from the line, 6/12 from three-point range). Wiggins in particular was more aggressive than he's been lately, including a pull-up jumper just before the third-quarter buzzer that tied the game at 84.