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Notebook: Rockets 108, Timberwolves 100


Matt Miller, For NBA.com
Posted Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:26 AM - Updated Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:26 AM

THE FACTS: The Houston Rockets' largest comeback in Toyota Center history came at the expense of the injury-plagued Minnesota Timberwolves in a 108-100 win Friday night.

James Harden scored 37 points to go with eight assists and seven rebounds, while Jeremy Lin added 24 points, eight assists and four steals as the Rockets overcame a 20-point, third-quarter deficit. Reserve center Greg Smith added 10 of his 12 points in the fourth quarter for Houston (36-30), which won its eighth home game in its last nine tries while snapping a three-game home losing streak against Minnesota.

Derrick Williams led the Wolves (22-41), losers of seven consecutive road games and 26 of 32 contests overall, with 19 points and four rebounds. J.J. Barea scored 19 points on 8-for-12 shooting, and Greg Stiemsma chipped in with 12 points and four blocks.

QUOTABLE: "They normally just frustrate me. Tonight, they made me mad. They responded, and that's credit to them. ... They do stuff that makes me just shake my head a lot, then they do stuff like that second half, and all is right in Rockets land."

-- Rockets coach Kevin McHale on the inconsistent nature of his young team

THE STAT: After Omer Asik, Harden and Lin combined for 10 of Houston's 15 turnovers in the first half, the trio committed only two after halftime. Their improved focus on the offensive end of the court also prevented the Wolves from generating the easy transition buckets that built their 59-39 advantage. The Rockets did not give up a point off only three turnovers after Minnesota built its largest lead of the evening.

TURNING POINT: Harden got off to a miserable start, shooting 3-for-10 and committing three turnovers before halftime. As soon as his fortunes changed, so did the Rockets'. The 6-foot-5 guard poured in 25 points on 5-for-6 shooting and buried 12 of his 13 free-throw attempts in the second half to guide Houston to its ninth comeback victory from a 20-plus-point deficit in franchise history. Lin's penetration, lack of turnovers and stout defense against Wolves guard Ricky Rubio also played a pivotal role in the Rockets' turnaround.

QUOTABLE II: "He got to the basket on us and took control of the game. ... Obviously, it's very hard stopping him."

-- Wolves coach Rick Adelman on Harden's second-half outburst

HOT: Minnesota's Mickael Gelabale stuffed the stat sheet, posting a line of 10 points, seven boards and five assists in 30-plus minutes on the court. This was not the first time this season that Gelabale gave the Rockets fits. In his Wolves debut, Jan. 19 at Target Center, Gelabale provided clutch plays during a strong fourth-quarter stint to help Minnesota hold off Houston for a 92-79 win.

NOT: Rubio did a decent job of facilitating Minnesota's offense, but the second-year point guard failed to recapture the shooting rhythm he found when he netted 21 points in his previous two outings. In addition to his dismal 4-for-13 shooting effort, Rubio was torched on the other end of the court by the brawnier Lin and Harden throughout Houston's second-half surge.

QUOTABLE III: "He's a great passer, and he likes to distribute, so we were trying to make him shoot and score as much as we could."

-- Jeremy Lin on his defensive game plan against Rubio

GOOD MOVE: With Houston desperately aiming to avoid a disappointing result that would have damaged its playoff aspirations, Harden and McHale threw caution to the wind. Harden, who was labeled as a game-time decision hours before the game with a sore left foot, did not spend a second of the third and fourth periods on the bench.

BAD MOVE: The Rockets seemed to overlook injury-riddled Minnesota and approached the first half in a complacent manner, allowing the Wolves to live off their careless turnovers. After Houston allowed 20 points off 15 turnovers over the first two quarters, a chorus of boos greeted the Rockets as they walked toward the locker room facing an 18-point halftime deficit.

NOTABLE: Before the game, McHale said Rockets trainer Keith Jones told him that Harden's lingering sore foot cannot get any worse. ... Houston, which has buried 715 3-point attempts this season, surpassed its previous franchise record of 705 made treys in a season. With 16 games remaining in the regular season, the Rockets are on course to set the NBA record for most 3-point baskets in a regular season. ... Houston has drained at least 10 3-point attempts in seven consecutive contests. ... Rockets reserve wing Carlos Delfino grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds. ... Houston improved to 11-3 this season when Harden scores at least 20 points and dishes out at least eight assists. ... The Wolves fell to 7-25 on the road this season.

UP NEXT: For the Wolves, Sunday vs. New Orleans, Monday @ Memphis, Thursday @ Sacramento. For the Rockets, Sunday vs. Golden State, Wednesday vs. Utah, Friday vs. Cleveland.

MIN
HOU
     
    • 48.1%

    • 48.6%

    • 25.0%

    • 35.5%

    • 80.0%

    • 80.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN HOU
Total Rebounds 36 44
Offensive Rebounds 9 12
Turnovers 13 18
Fast Break Pts: 14 12
Biggest Lead: 20 10
Points in the Paint: 32 42
MIN HOU
p 2 players   19 Harden   37
rb 2 players   7 Asik   11
a Rubio   7 2 players   8
s 2 players   2 Lin   4
b Stiemsma   4 2 players   1
 
  • 12/26 - HOU 87 @ MIN 84
  • 01/19 - HOU 79 @ MIN 92
  • 03/15 - MIN 100 @ HOU 108
Minnesota Timberwolves (22-41)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Gelabale F 30:36 5-8 0-2 0-0 -9 3 4 7 5 2 1 0 0 0 10
D. Williams F 31:09 7-14 2-5 3-4 -12 3 1 4 1 3 0 4 0 1 19
G. Stiemsma C 31:55 6-7 0-0 0-0 -5 1 4 5 1 4 0 0 4 0 12
L. Ridnour G 28:53 4-8 1-4 1-1 -17 0 6 6 3 5 0 3 0 0 10
R. Rubio G 38:50 4-13 0-3 6-8 -7 1 6 7 7 3 2 3 1 0 14
D. Cunningham   21:44 3-10 0-0 0-0 +1 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 6
A. Shved   19:07 2-7 1-5 3-4 +9 0 3 3 4 1 0 2 0 0 8
J. Barea   26:34 8-12 2-5 1-1 0 1 1 2 3 2 2 1 0 0 19
C. Johnson   11:12 0-2 0-0 2-2 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 2 0 2
A. Kirilenko NWT - Strained Left Calf
K. Love DND - Broken Right Hand
N. Pekovic NWT - Abdominal Strain
Totals   240 39-81 6-24 16-20   9 27 36 25 25 6 13 7 2 100
  48.1% 25.0% 80.0%   team rebs: 4 total to: 13
Houston Rockets (36-30)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Parsons F 39:19 6-12 2-5 0-0 +4 0 4 4 2 4 1 2 0 1 14
D. Motiejunas F-C 25:08 2-6 0-3 0-0 +2 0 2 2 3 1 0 1 0 1 4
O. Asik C 22:40 3-7 0-0 0-0 +2 5 6 11 0 2 0 4 1 1 6
J. Harden G 43:15 8-16 5-10 16-18 +7 0 7 7 8 5 0 5 0 2 37
J. Lin G 38:44 8-15 3-8 5-6 +6 0 1 1 8 2 4 3 0 1 24
G. Smith   22:22 5-7 0-0 2-4 +12 1 3 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 12
P. Beverley   09:16 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
C. Delfino   28:40 3-9 1-5 2-2 +4 4 6 10 2 1 1 0 1 0 9
F. Garcia   04:45 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
T. Robinson   05:51 1-2 0-0 0-1 0 1 3 4 0 1 1 1 0 1 2
J. Anderson DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Brooks DNP - Coach's Decision
Tim. Ohlbrecht DND - Sprained Right Ankle
Totals   240 36-74 11-31 25-31   12 32 44 25 20 7 18 2 7 108
  48.6% 35.5% 80.6%   team rebs: 6 total to: 18

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Budinger, Lee, Roy
  • Rockets: Jones, White

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Rockets: McHale

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #8 Marc Davis, #20 Leroy Richardson, #28 Zach Zarba
  • Attendance: 18046
  • Duration: 2:12
Minnesota Timberwolves (22-40) Houston Rockets (35-30)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Asik vs Stiemsma (Parsons gains possession)
  11:48 Motiejunas Jump Hook Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (1 BLK) 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:46  
Stiemsma Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gelabale (1 AST)  11:27
[MIN 2-0]
 
  11:06 Asik Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:06 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:06 Asik Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Williams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Asik (1 BLK)  11:06  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:06  
Williams Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:52
[MIN 4-0]
 
  10:42
[HOU 3-4]
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  10:23  
Gelabale Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:22  
Williams Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST)  10:13
[MIN 6-3]
 
  10:01
[HOU 5-6]
Lin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gelabale Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  09:46
[MIN 8-5]
 
  09:25 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:24  
Williams Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  09:19  
Williams Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:19  
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  09:19  
Ridnour Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA)  09:10  
  09:10
[HOU 6-8]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 3 (1 PTS) 
  09:10
[HOU 7-8]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 3 (2 PTS) 
  09:10 Harden Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed 
  09:09 Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  08:55
[HOU 10-8]
Lin 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:31  
  08:29 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:19 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:18  
Williams Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  08:13  
Williams Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:13  
Williams Substitution replaced by Cunningham  08:13  
  08:06 Lin Jump Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:06  
Ridnour Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:59
[MIN 10-10]
 
Stiemsma Violation:Defensive Goaltending  07:48  
  07:48
[HOU 12-10]
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  07:25  
  07:24 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:02 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:01  
Rubio Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:49  
  06:46 Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:40 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:39  
  06:33 Asik Violation:Kicked Ball 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST)  06:23
[MIN 12-12]
 
  06:13 Asik Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  06:13 Asik Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Rubio Pullup Bank shot: Missed  05:55  
Gelabale Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  05:53  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gelabale (2 AST)  05:51
[MIN 14-12]
 
  05:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:29 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  05:11  
  05:10 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:08  
  05:00
[HOU 14-14]
Asik Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lin (1 AST) 
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed  04:33  
  04:32 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Stiemsma Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:17  
  04:01 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:59  
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gelabale (3 AST)  03:47
[MIN 17-14]
 
  03:29 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  03:29 Asik Substitution replaced by Smith 
Ridnour Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Lin (1 ST)  03:19  
  03:05 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:04  
Gelabale 3pt Shot: Missed  02:56  
  02:55 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:51 Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Gelabale Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:50  
Stiemsma Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  02:41
[MIN 19-14]
 
  02:20
[HOU 17-19]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Parsons (1 AST) 
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:04
[MIN 21-17]
 
  01:52
[HOU 20-21]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Cunningham Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Stiemsma (1 AST)  01:33
[MIN 23-20]
 
  01:22
[HOU 22-23]
Lin Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Stiemsma Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  01:03
[MIN 25-22]
 
  00:51.9 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (2 BLK) 
Gelabale Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:49.9  
Gelabale Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (1 AST)  00:46.0
[MIN 27-22]
 
  00:29.9 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST) 
Ridnour Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  00:26.1  
Ridnour Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  00:26.1  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:26.1  
Ridnour Substitution replaced by Shved  00:26.1  
Rubio Substitution replaced by Barea  00:26.1  
  00:26.1 Parsons Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  00:26.1 Lin Substitution replaced by Delfino 
  00:01.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gelabale Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (22-40) Houston Rockets (35-30)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Robinson Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  11:40 Beverley Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Stiemsma Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:26  
  11:24 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:08
[HOU 24-27]
Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Stiemsma Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (1 FTA)  11:08  
  11:08 Robinson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:08  
Shved 3pt Shot: Missed  10:50  
  10:48 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:39 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gelabale (1 ST) 
Shved Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gelabale (4 AST)  10:34
[MIN 29-24]
 
  10:17
[HOU 26-29]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garcia (1 AST) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  10:01  
  10:00 Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:51 Robinson Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (3 BLK) 
  09:49 Robinson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:48 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:48  
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Johnson  09:48  
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Shved (1 AST)  09:31
[MIN 31-26]
 
  09:05 Delfino 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:04 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:48
[HOU 29-31]
Delfino 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Robinson (1 ST)  08:27  
  08:12 Garcia Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Cunningham (1 ST) 
Gelabale Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:08
[MIN 33-29]
 
Johnson Violation:Defensive Goaltending  07:58  
  07:58
[HOU 31-33]
Delfino Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Gelabale 3pt Shot: Missed  07:49  
  07:48 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:29 Smith Driving Hook Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:28  
  07:15 Garcia Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
  07:15  
  07:15 Smith Substitution replaced by Asik 
  07:15 Garcia Substitution replaced by Harden 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:15
[MIN 34-31]
 
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:15
[MIN 35-31]
 
  06:56 Asik Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK) 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:55  
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  06:45  
  06:44 Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:32 Robinson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Barea (1 ST) 
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST)  06:27
[MIN 38-31]
 
  06:13 Delfino 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:12 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:09  
  06:09
[HOU 32-38]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  06:09 Robinson Substitution replaced by Parsons 
Gelabale Substitution replaced by Williams  06:09  
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Rubio  06:09  
  06:09
[HOU 33-38]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  05:55 Beverley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) 
  05:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:55 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lin 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed  05:55  
Team Rebound  05:55  
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 3 (3 PTS)  05:55
[MIN 39-33]
 
Rubio Free Throw 3 of 3 (4 PTS)  05:55
[MIN 40-33]
 
  05:42 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Barea (2 ST) 
  05:39 Parsons Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Shved Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  05:39
[MIN 41-33]
 
Shved Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:39  
  05:39 Delfino Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:25 Delfino 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:22 Asik Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  05:20
[HOU 35-41]
Asik Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST)  05:10
[MIN 44-35]
 
  04:47
[HOU 37-44]
Delfino Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lin (2 AST) 
Rubio Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  04:36  
Shved Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:26  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Stiemsma  04:26  
  04:19 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:18 Asik Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  04:16 Asik Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST) 
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:58
[MIN 46-37]
 
  03:58 Harden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Barea Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  03:58
[MIN 47-37]
 
  03:42 Delfino Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:40  
Shved Jump Shot: Missed  03:35  
  03:34 Asik Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  03:27 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Stiemsma Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST)  03:12
[MIN 49-37]
 
  03:07 Team Timeout : Short 
  02:58 Asik Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  02:58 Asik Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:58  
  02:58 Asik Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  02:46 Delfino Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:46
[MIN 50-37]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:46  
  02:46 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:35 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:33  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Shved (2 AST)  02:23
[MIN 53-37]
 
  02:12 Lin Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Delfino (1 ST)  02:05  
  01:59
[HOU 39-53]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Delfino (1 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  01:38  
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:36  
  01:19 Motiejunas Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Shved Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:19
[MIN 54-39]
 
Shved Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:19
[MIN 55-39]
 
  01:13 Parsons Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  01:13 Parsons Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:01
[MIN 57-39]
 
  00:52.8 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (4 BLK) 
Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:51.4  
Shved 3pt Shot: Missed  00:28.9  
  00:27.7 Delfino Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:21.6 Motiejunas Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
  00:02.9 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:00.0 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (22-40) Houston Rockets (35-30)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Stiemsma Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Gelabale (5 AST)  11:41
[MIN 59-39]
 
  11:25
[HOU 42-59]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (2 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST)  11:13
[MIN 61-42]
 
  11:03
[HOU 44-61]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parsons (2 AST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:46 Asik Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  10:29 Asik Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:28  
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed  10:11  
  10:10 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Ridnour Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  10:03  
  10:03
[HOU 45-61]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  10:03
[HOU 46-61]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  09:48  
  09:46 Asik Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  09:40 McHale Technical 
Ridnour Free Throw Technical (8 PTS)  09:40
[MIN 62-46]
 
  09:31
[HOU 49-62]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Williams Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  09:11  
Williams Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  09:11  
  09:00
[HOU 51-62]
Lin Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  08:42  
  08:40 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Stiemsma Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  08:31  
Team Timeout : Regular  08:31  
  08:31
[HOU 52-62]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  08:31
[HOU 53-62]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST)  08:12
[MIN 65-53]
 
  07:58
[HOU 55-65]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Lin (3 AST) 
Stiemsma Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  07:58  
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Johnson  07:58  
  07:58
[HOU 56-65]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (23 PTS) 
Gelabale Jump Shot: Missed  07:35  
  07:34 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:26
[HOU 58-65]
Asik Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  07:06  
  07:05 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Gelabale Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:01  
  06:43 Lin Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (2 BLK) 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:40  
  06:30 Harden Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  06:30
[MIN 66-58]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  06:30
[MIN 67-58]
 
  06:20 Parsons Turnover : Illegal Assist Turnover (2 TO) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  06:01  
  06:00 Team Rebound 
  05:47
[HOU 60-67]
Motiejunas Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:28
[MIN 69-60]
 
Johnson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:10  
  05:10 Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:10 Team Rebound 
  05:10
[HOU 61-69]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  04:59 Parsons Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  04:47  
Gelabale Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  04:46  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Lin (2 ST)  04:42  
  04:38 Parsons Layup Shot: Missed Block: Rubio (1 BLK) 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:35  
Gelabale Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:15
[MIN 71-61]
 
Delay Technical - MIN  04:14  
  04:14
[HOU 62-71]
Harden Free Throw Technical (24 PTS) 
  04:14 Parsons Substitution replaced by Delfino 
  04:03
[HOU 65-71]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (3 AST) 
Rubio Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:46  
Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:45  
Williams Putback Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST)  03:45
[MIN 73-65]
 
  03:28 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:27 Asik Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  03:27 Asik Tip Shot: Missed 
  03:24 Delfino Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:21
[HOU 68-73]
Lin 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  03:00  
  03:00 Asik Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  02:43 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gelabale Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  02:42  
Gelabale Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST)  02:25
[MIN 75-68]
 
Johnson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:08  
  02:08 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:08 Asik Substitution replaced by Smith 
Gelabale Substitution replaced by Cunningham  02:08  
Ridnour Substitution replaced by Barea  02:08  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Shved  02:08  
  02:08
[HOU 69-75]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  02:08
[HOU 70-75]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  01:50 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Parsons 
Rubio Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:45
[MIN 77-70]
 
  01:45 Lin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  01:45
[MIN 78-70]
 
  01:30 Harden Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) 
  01:30 Harden Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed Block: Delfino (1 BLK)  01:15  
  01:14 Delfino Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Barea Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:58.7  
  00:58.7
[HOU 71-78]
Delfino Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:58.7
[HOU 72-78]
Delfino Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Shved 3pt Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
  00:33.0 Team Rebound 
  00:27.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:26.9  
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:08.3
[MIN 80-72]
 
  00:04.0
[HOU 74-80]
Lin Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Rubio Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:39 Delfino 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  11:38  
Shved Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Parsons (1 ST)  11:16  
  11:12
[HOU 76-80]
Parsons Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  10:53  
Barea Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:52  
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  10:45  
Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:44  
Shved 3pt Shot: Missed  10:37  
  10:36 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Barea Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  10:20  
  10:20
[HOU 77-80]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS) 
Rubio Substitution replaced by Gelabale  10:20  
  10:20
[HOU 78-80]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS) 
Williams Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Shved (3 AST)  10:07
[MIN 82-78]
 
  09:47 Parsons Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:44  
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  09:34  
  09:33 Delfino Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:15
[HOU 80-82]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (31 PTS) 
Gelabale Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (1 FTA)  09:15  
Team Timeout : Regular  09:15  
  09:15 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lin 
Williams Substitution replaced by Stiemsma  09:15  
  09:15 Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:15  
Shved Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Lin (3 ST)  08:55  
  08:51
[HOU 82-82]
Lin Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  08:23  
  08:22 Delfino Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  08:16
[HOU 84-82]
Smith Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Delfino (2 AST) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Shved (4 AST)  07:52
[MIN 85-84]
 
  07:27 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:27  
  07:27 Parsons Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) 
Shved Substitution replaced by Rubio  07:27  
Gelabale Substitution replaced by Ridnour  07:27  
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  07:10  
  07:09 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Cunningham Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:59  
  06:59
[HOU 85-85]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  06:59
[HOU 86-85]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Rubio Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Lin (4 ST)  06:42  
Cunningham Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:28  
  06:28 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:28 Team Rebound 
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Williams  06:28  
  06:28 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  06:28 Delfino Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  06:03 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  06:02  
  05:49 Lin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  05:49  
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:49
[MIN 86-86]
 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:49  
  05:49 Delfino Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  05:30
[HOU 89-86]
Lin 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST) 
Stiemsma Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST)  05:08
[MIN 88-89]
 
  04:46
[HOU 91-88]
Smith Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (8 AST) 
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:33  
  04:31 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:21
[HOU 93-88]
Smith Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lin (4 AST) 
Ridnour Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  04:09  
Ridnour Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  04:09  
Rubio Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:53  
  03:53
[HOU 94-88]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (32 PTS) 
  03:53
[HOU 95-88]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (33 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:40 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:29 Harden Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  03:29 Harden Turnover : Foul (5 TO) 
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed  03:16  
  03:15 Team Rebound 
Rubio Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:08  
  03:08
[HOU 96-88]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (34 PTS) 
  03:08
[HOU 97-88]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (35 PTS) 
Barea Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  02:53
[MIN 90-97]
 
  02:27
[HOU 99-90]
Parsons Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lin (5 AST) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  02:16  
  02:13 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  01:53 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:53  
Barea Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  01:45
[MIN 92-99]
 
  01:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:21 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:20 Delfino Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  01:18 Delfino Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:17 Delfino Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  01:03
[HOU 102-92]
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lin (6 AST) 
Barea Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  00:58.9  
Williams Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  00:56.8  
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  00:46.9
[MIN 94-102]
 
  00:43.8
[HOU 104-94]
Parsons Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lin (7 AST) 
Ridnour Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST)  00:39.8
[MIN 96-104]
 
  00:31.1
[HOU 106-96]
Smith Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lin (8 AST) 
  00:30.5 Harden Foul: Personal (5 PF) 
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:25.4
[MIN 98-106]
 
  00:25.4 Team Timeout : Short 
Ridnour Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA)  00:24.2  
  00:24.2
[HOU 107-98]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (36 PTS) 
  00:24.2
[HOU 108-98]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (37 PTS) 
  00:20.2 Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:20.2
[MIN 99-108]
 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:20.2
[MIN 100-108]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
5th Northwest
31
51
5-5
20-21
11-30
HOU
3rd Southwest
45
37
6-4
29-12
16-25
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIN
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HOU
2 players 26.3
2 players 11.2
2 players 4.5
2 players 1.7
2 players 2.0