Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots a three pointer against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on January 25, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots a three pointer against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on January 25, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors set new season-high for 3-pointers made

OAKLAND — The Minnesota Timberwolves didn’t have Jimmy Butler on Thursday against the Golden State Warriors. Needless to say, going without their best perimeter defender hurt.

The Warriors were more prolific than usual from beyond the 3-point line. They tied their season high (18) in just three quarters. And it took just 26 attempts to do it. That kind of shooting led to a 126-113 victory.

Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry combined for 78 points on 46 shots. Durant had a triple-double, grabbing 10 rebounds and throwing 11 assists.

The defensive effort was lacking at points as Minnesota was able to score 93 points through three quarters. But the Dubs’ advantage rarely fell below double-digits as the lead never changed hands.

Jamal Crawford shot the Wolves back into contention midway through the fourth quarter, but Curry and Durant re-entered the game to restore the Warriors’ lead and effectively put the contest away.

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