Five things to take from Warriors’ 111-95 loss to Minnesota

SHENZHEN, China – With every movement they made, the Warriors met roaring approval. They heard the roars when Stephen Curry shot a series of floaters left-handed and right-handed. They heard the roars when Kevin Durant threw down a handful of dunks. They heard the roars when Klay Thompson launched countless 3-pointers.

And to think, this festive atmosphere took place before the Warriors even played a game. More than two hours before the Warriors’ eventual 111-95 preseason loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves at Shenzhen Universiade Center, a sellout crowd of 17,495 fans greeted the Warriors’ star players with their own welcome reception.

As they all do in the Bay Area, the Warriors’ fans here furiously whipped out their phones to record pictures and take video of Curry’s pregame routine that entailed ballhandling drills, jump shots and 3-pointers. Lots of 3-pointers. Curry then talked and posed for photos with Martin Lau, the president of Tencent Holdings.

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