The Minnesota Timberwolves are a team of the future in the NBA, with a young roster full of monster talent. Defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors met the T-Wolves in China to deliver a lesson on time: the future isn’t here yet. Led in long-range-bombing by 2-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry (6-of-9 from downtown) the Warriors demolished the T-Wolves 142-110 before a capacity crowd in Shanghai, China. Curry finished with 40 points despite playing only three quarters.
— NBA TV (@NBATV) October 8, 2017
The Warriors hit 20 three-pointers as a team, missing just 13. Klay Thompson re-emerged as Curry’s Splash Brothers partner, knocking down 8-of-10 from 3-point. Kevin Durant and Draymond Green each added a couple of 3-pointers to complete the long-range bombing exercise. The Splash Brothers — the nickname for the Curry-Thompson net-popping arsenal — took a back seat for Golden State last year with the signing of Durant. Thompson focused on defense at times (he’s among the best defenders at his position) and the Warriors let the offense go wherever it wanted — often to Durant — sometimes leaving Thompson out. The Splash Brothers appear ready to reassert their dominance in 2017-18.