Video: Warriors Lose to T-Wolves on Kevin Durant Foul After Clutch Steph Curry 3

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistMarch 30, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MARCH 29: Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors reacts to a play during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 29, 2019 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
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As the Minnesota Timberwolves held on for a 131-130 overtime win over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night, three stars rose to the occasion: Karl-Anthony Towns, Stephen Curry and the officiating crew.

Warriors players were visibly upset after the game following a pair of controversial calls in the extra frame.

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With Minnesota leading 130-127, the referees whistled Keita Bates-Diop for a foul on the floor as Kevin Durant nailed what looked like a game-tying three-pointer. Because there was no continuation, the decision wiped Durant's shot off the board.

Seconds later, Curry hit an improbable three from the left corner to tie the score.

ESPN.com's Nick Friedell shared Golden State head coach Steve Kerr's thoughts on the sequence:

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Kerr very disappointed with the officiating at the end. Called the foul on Durant on the floor “mind boggling.” Believes Curry’s shot never should have been needed because Durant should have been given a chance for a four point play.

And the drama wasn't over. Durant held Towns on the ensuing inbounds play and was called for a foul, sending Towns to the charity stripe with 0.5 seconds left. The All-Star center hit the first of his two free throws to seal the victory.

By beating the Warriors, the Timberwolves denied Golden State an opportunity to clinch the Pacific Division.