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Notebook: Rockets 112, Timberwolves 101


Matt Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:49 PM - Updated Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:49 PM

THE FACT: Aaron Brooks' 26-point effort in the Rockets' win over the Timberwolves on Saturday is the sixth-year guard's highest scoring output since he poured in 28 to help Houston to a 113-96 triumph over the Jazz on April 7, 2010.

THE LEAD: The last time Aaron Brooks had a performance like the one he delivered in the Rockets' 112-101 victory over the Wolves on Saturday at Toyota Center, Minnesota coach Rick Adelman was patrolling the Houston sideline as the Rockets' coach.

Brooks led Houston (9-5), which has won four consecutive home games and four of five contests overall, with 26 points on 10-for-14 shooting and five assists in less than 25 minutes of action. The sixth-year veteran also knocked down six of seven attempts from 3-point range to spearhead the Rockets' scorching 17-for-31 (54.8 percent) shooting from behind the arc.

Five other Houston players reached double figures, including Jeremy Lin (19 points), Terrence Jones (18 points, 10 rebounds) and Dwight Howard (11 points, 13 rebounds, four blocks).

Kevin Love scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed 15 boards to lead the Wolves (8-7), losers of four straight on the road. Corey Brewer streaked his way to 22 points behind a series of fast-break layups, but Minnesota's offense struggled mightily in the half-court.

QUOTABLE: "I've seen him do that a lot, so it doesn't surprise me."
-- Adelman, who scouted Brooks as a collegiate athlete, on Brooks' big night.

THE STAT: Houston allowed 37 points off a season-worst 24 turnovers, but it never trailed and led by as many as 19 in this one.

TURNING POINT: Minnesota played from behind all evening, yet it somehow battled through a frigid shooting performance to trail by only eight points after three quarters. The Rockets would not let the Wolves off the hook in the fourth, however, as Omri Casspi, Lin and Brooks each drained a 3-point attempt on Houston's first three possessions of the final period. That 9-0 run not only gave the Rockets a 91-74 lead, but also put the final nail in the proverbial coffin for Minnesota.

QUOTABLE II: "We showed fight, but in the end, it's really tough when [with] the first three shots of the fourth quarter, they go and hit three in a row. That made it tough for us to really come back."
-- Love on Houston's spurt to start the final period.

HOT: With his fellow Rockets struggling to find a rhythm during the opening 24 minutes, Brooks stepped up in his first extended stint of meaningful playing time this season. The 6-foot point guard, who won the NBA's Most Improved Player Award when Adelman was coaching Houston, led all scorers in the first half with 16 points on 6-for-7 shooting.

NOT: Minnesota reserve guard J.J. Barea was unable to generate much success, finishing with only three points on 1-for-10 shooting. Barea did little to set up his teammates, as well, as the 12th-year veteran handed out only one assist in 17-plus minutes on the court

GOOD MOVE: Although Brooks has not received much playing time so far this season, coach Kevin McHale showed a great deal of confidence in Brooks and left him on the court for the entire second quarter. Perhaps Brooks' hot hand made it easier for McHale to trust him and give him a healthy dose of minutes, but it certainly is not easy to put faith in a player upon whom you rarely rely.

QUOTABLE III: "His second quarter was special. He really had it going tonight."
-- McHale.

BAD MOVE: With Howard anchoring the defense with excellent rim protection, the Rockets held Minnesota's offense in check in the half-court throughout the game. Houston, however, was unable to seize control of the contest until the fourth quarter because it allowed the Wolves to feast off its turnovers. Minnesota scored 30 of its first 60 points off Houston's giveaways, marking the fifth time in the Rockets' last eight games that an opponent has netted at least 20 points off turnovers.

NOTABLE: Rockets leading scorer James Harden sat out Saturday with a sore left foot. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard has been battling discomfort in his feet throughout the season, and he is expected to miss at least one more game -- Monday at Memphis -- before undergoing further examination. "It's all pain-relevant," McHale said after the game. "When the pain goes away, he'll play." ... Including Saturday's effort, Love has recorded a double-double in 10 consecutive road games, the longest such streak in the NBA. ... Houston has scored at least 109 points in seven consecutive games. ... The Rockets improved to 9-1 this season when they grab more rebounds than their opponent. ... Minnesota rookie forward Shabazz Muhammad (sprained right ankle) was available for the first time in six games, but did not play....This was the Wolves' fourth road loss in a row. They have averaged 110.5 ppg during this skid...Minnesota recorded a season-low 17 assists in the contest.

UP NEXT: For the Wolves: Monday @ Indiana, Wednesday vs. Denver, Saturday @ Dallas. For the Rockets: Monday @ Memphis, Wednesday vs. Atlanta, Friday vs. Brooklyn.

MIN
HOU
     
    • 40.0%

    • 51.9%

    • 30.8%

    • 54.8%

    • 76.5%

    • 81.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN HOU
Total Rebounds 44 54
Offensive Rebounds 18 11
Turnovers 10 23
Fast Break Pts: 23 14
Biggest Lead: 0 19
Points in the Paint: 52 46
MIN HOU
p Love   27 Brooks   26
rb Love   15 Howard   13
a Rubio   8 2 players   5
s Brewer   5 2 players   2
b Dieng   3 Howard   4
 
  • 11/23 - MIN 101 @ HOU 112
  • 02/10 - HOU 107 @ MIN 89
  • 03/20 - MIN 106 @ HOU 129
  • 04/11 - HOU 110 @ MIN 112
Minnesota Timberwolves (8-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Brewer F 37:50 8-14 1-4 5-7 -7 0 2 2 1 2 5 1 0 1 22
K. Love F 36:02 11-22 2-5 3-3 -15 6 9 15 2 1 1 2 0 1 27
N. Pekovic C 35:33 6-13 0-0 2-4 -6 5 2 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 14
K. Martin G 35:02 7-19 3-6 2-2 -16 1 2 3 1 3 1 0 0 2 19
R. Rubio G 34:42 3-9 1-2 0-0 -10 1 4 5 8 2 4 3 1 2 7
J. Barea   17:38 1-10 1-5 0-0 -6 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 3
D. Cunningham   13:45 1-3 0-0 0-0 -8 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
R. Hummel   08:08 0-2 0-1 0-0 -1 2 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Shved   08:04 3-6 0-2 1-1 +4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
D. Williams   08:04 0-2 0-1 0-0 +4 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
G. Dieng   02:36 0-0 0-0 0-0 +3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
A.J. Price   02:36 0-0 0-0 0-0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
S. Muhammad DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-100 8-26 13-17   18 26 44 17 13 13 10 5 9 101
  40.0% 30.8% 76.5%   team rebs: 2 total to: 10
Houston Rockets (9-5)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Parsons F 36:45 6-14 1-4 1-2 +10 0 6 6 4 0 0 3 1 2 14
T. Jones F 31:30 7-10 2-3 2-2 +3 4 6 10 3 1 0 1 2 1 18
D. Howard C 33:46 5-9 0-0 1-2 +3 4 9 13 4 4 1 3 4 0 11
J. Lin G 34:26 5-11 2-5 7-8 +8 1 4 5 5 4 2 5 1 0 19
P. Beverley G 32:58 6-12 5-8 0-0 +1 0 2 2 3 3 0 3 0 2 17
F. Garcia   15:15 0-1 0-0 0-0 +5 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
O. Casspi   16:30 2-8 1-4 0-0 +8 0 5 5 1 1 1 2 0 0 5
O. Asik   13:13 0-0 0-0 2-2 +8 1 7 8 0 3 0 1 0 0 2
A. Brooks   24:36 10-14 6-7 0-0 +9 1 3 4 5 0 2 4 0 0 26
D. Motiejunas   01:01 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Brewer DND - Strained Right Calf
J. Harden DND - Sore Left Foot
G. Smith DND - Strained Right Knee
Total   240 41-79 17-31 13-16   11 43 54 26 16 6 23 9 5 112
  51.9% 54.8% 81.2%   team rebs: 5 total to: 24

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Budinger, Turiaf
  • Rockets: Canaan, Covington

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #10 Ron Garretson, #16 David Guthrie, #70 Brent Barnaky
  • Attendance: 18196
  • Duration: 2:00
Minnesota Timberwolves (8-7) Houston Rockets (9-5)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Pekovic (Beverley gains possession)
  11:35
[HOU 3-0]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
Love Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  11:12  
  11:09 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:03 Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:53  
  10:52 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:43
[HOU 5-0]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Parsons (1 AST) 
Martin Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK)  10:24  
  10:22 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:14
[HOU 8-0]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lin (1 AST) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (1 AST)  09:59
[MIN 2-8]
 
  09:52
[HOU 10-2]
Lin Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:37  
  09:18 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:18 Team Rebound 
  09:05 Howard Hook Shot: Missed 
  09:05 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:05 Jones Tip Shot: Missed 
  09:05 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Brewer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:05  
  09:05
[HOU 11-2]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  09:05
[HOU 12-2]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  08:49  
  08:48 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:43 Parsons Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:41 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  08:39 Jones Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pekovic (1 BLK) 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:36  
Love Hook Shot: Missed  08:29  
  08:26 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  08:17 Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:15 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:13
[HOU 14-2]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:08  
Martin Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:58
[MIN 4-14]
 
  07:36 Howard Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:34  
Martin Running Jump Shot: Missed  07:28  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:26  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed  07:22  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:21  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:21
[MIN 6-14]
 
  07:12 Beverley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Rubio (1 BLK) 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:11  
Martin Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:59  
  06:56 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:45
[HOU 16-6]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parsons (2 AST) 
Love Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:27
[MIN 8-16]
 
  06:16 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:15 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:55 Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  05:50
[MIN 11-16]
 
  05:34 Parsons Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST) 
Brewer Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  05:31
[MIN 13-16]
 
  05:18 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:09 Lin Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:08  
Love Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:50
[MIN 15-16]
 
  04:38 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:36  
Martin Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  04:19  
  04:17 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:04
[HOU 18-15]
Howard Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:00  
  04:00 Lin Substitution replaced by Garcia 
  03:43
[HOU 20-15]
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST) 
  03:29 Howard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:29
[MIN 16-20]
 
  03:29 Jones Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:29  
  03:29 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:10 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:09  
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Parsons (1 BLK)  03:05  
  03:03 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:02 Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  02:51 Casspi Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Love Hook Shot: Missed  02:41  
  02:40 Garcia Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:25 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:22 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  02:22 Howard Tip Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:20  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed  02:15  
  02:14 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  02:06 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:05  
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:50  
  01:48 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:45 Howard Substitution replaced by Asik 
Martin Substitution replaced by Barea  01:45  
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham  01:45  
  01:36
[HOU 23-16]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Casspi (1 AST) 
  01:27 Asik Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Hummel  01:27  
  01:27 Beverley Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  01:19  
  01:18 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:02
[HOU 25-16]
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Barea Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:44.9 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:28.9 Casspi Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (3 ST) 
Love Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST)  00:25.4
[MIN 18-25]
 
Barea Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:09.2  
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (8-7) Houston Rockets (9-5)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Barea Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:44  
  11:42 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:31 Garcia Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:30  
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  11:19  
  11:18 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:05 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hummel Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:04  
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lin (1 BLK)  10:58  
Team Rebound  10:58  
Shved Running Bank shot: Missed  10:52  
  10:51 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:36  
  10:36
[HOU 26-18]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  10:36
[HOU 27-18]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  10:13  
  10:12 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Hummel Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:09  
  10:09
[HOU 28-18]
Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:09
[HOU 29-18]
Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST)  09:56
[MIN 20-29]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  09:55  
  09:43 Lin Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Hummel Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:32  
  09:30 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:19
[HOU 32-20]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Shved Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (1 AST)  09:03
[MIN 22-32]
 
  09:03 Lin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Shved Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  09:03
[MIN 23-32]
 
  08:49 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:48 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:41 Garcia Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  08:41  
Hummel 3pt Shot: Missed  08:17  
Hummel Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:16  
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hummel (1 AST)  08:12
[MIN 26-32]
 
  08:02 Asik Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  08:02 Asik Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Shved 3pt Shot: Missed  07:49  
  07:48 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:41
[HOU 34-26]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Casspi (1 ST)  07:19  
  07:14 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Barea (1 ST) 
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garcia (1 BLK)  07:07  
Hummel Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:06  
Shved 3pt Shot: Missed  07:02  
Barea Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:01  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  06:50  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:49  
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  06:42  
Shved Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:40  
Shved Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:39
[MIN 28-34]
 
  06:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Martin  06:32  
Shved Substitution replaced by Pekovic  06:32  
Williams Substitution replaced by Love  06:32  
  06:32 Garcia Substitution replaced by Parsons 
  06:32 Casspi Substitution replaced by Jones 
  06:32 Asik Substitution replaced by Howard 
  06:25
[HOU 36-28]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK)  06:04  
  06:02 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Martin Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:48  
Hummel Substitution replaced by Brewer  05:48  
Barea Substitution replaced by Rubio  05:48  
  05:42 Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:41 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  05:40
[HOU 38-28]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed  05:20  
  05:15 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  05:09 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  05:09 Lin Substitution replaced by Beverley 
Martin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (2 BLK)  04:56  
  04:54 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  04:41
[HOU 41-28]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:27  
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  04:12
[MIN 31-41]
 
  03:58 Brooks Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  03:42 Howard Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:42
[MIN 32-41]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:42
[MIN 33-41]
 
  03:30 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Rubio (4 ST) 
Martin Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST)  03:26
[MIN 35-41]
 
  03:01
[HOU 43-35]
Jones Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
Love Hook Shot: Missed  02:46  
  02:45 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  02:37
[HOU 46-35]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST) 
Love Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:15
[MIN 37-46]
 
  02:01
[HOU 49-37]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Howard (3 AST) 
Rubio Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (3 BLK)  01:48  
  01:46 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:38 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:36  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  01:32  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:31  
Love Layup Shot: Missed  01:26  
  01:24 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  01:19 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lin 
  01:12
[HOU 52-37]
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lin (2 AST) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  00:51.9  
  00:50.8 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  00:36.9 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST) 
Martin Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  00:34.4
[MIN 39-52]
 
  00:24.9 Parsons Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pekovic (1 ST) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST)  00:17.4
[MIN 42-52]
 
Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:06.5  
  00:00.0
[HOU 55-42]
Lin 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (8-7) Houston Rockets (9-5)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Martin Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  11:41  
  11:38 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  11:29
[HOU 57-42]
Beverley Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Brewer Turnover : Palming Turnover (1 TO)  11:15  
  10:51
[HOU 59-42]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST) 
Pekovic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lin (1 ST)  10:34  
  10:29
[HOU 61-42]
Jones Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Howard (4 AST) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  10:10
[MIN 44-61]
 
  09:53 Howard Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  09:50  
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:37 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  09:21 Howard Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST)  09:09
[MIN 47-61]
 
  08:58 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Martin Layup Shot: Missed  08:53  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  08:51  
Love Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:51
[MIN 49-61]
 
  08:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
Martin Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:41  
  08:28
[HOU 64-49]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lin (3 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST)  08:10
[MIN 52-64]
 
Brewer Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:52  
  07:52
[HOU 65-52]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  07:52 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  07:51  
  07:42 Jones Violation:Kicked Ball 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST)  07:35
[MIN 55-65]
 
  07:19 Parsons Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST) 
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:14
[MIN 57-65]
 
  07:14 Team Timeout : Short 
  07:01
[HOU 67-57]
Lin Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (4 BLK)  06:36  
  06:35 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  06:25
[HOU 70-57]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Parsons (3 AST) 
  06:06 Beverley Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  05:57  
  05:55 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:45 Lin Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:44  
  05:40 Lin Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:40  
Team Rebound  05:40  
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:40
[MIN 58-70]
 
Pekovic Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:28  
  05:24 Beverley Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:05
[MIN 60-70]
 
Martin Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:43  
  04:43 Parsons Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:43 Team Rebound 
  04:43 Lin Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  04:43
[HOU 71-60]
Parsons Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brooks (1 ST)  04:34  
  04:30
[HOU 73-60]
Parsons Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:29  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  04:08  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  04:07  
Love Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (20 PTS)  04:03
[MIN 62-73]
 
  03:52 Beverley Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Brewer (3 ST) 
  03:51 Beverley Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  03:44  
  03:43 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  03:26
[HOU 75-62]
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  03:09 Howard Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:09
[MIN 63-75]
 
Martin Substitution replaced by Barea  03:09  
  03:09 Parsons Substitution replaced by Garcia 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:09  
Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:08  
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Jones (2 BLK)  03:02  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  03:00  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed  02:47  
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  02:45  
Love Tip Shot: Missed  02:45  
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  02:43  
Love Tip Shot: Made (22 PTS)  02:43
[MIN 65-75]
 
  02:23 Howard Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO) 
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:09
[MIN 67-75]
 
  01:55
[HOU 77-67]
Brooks Running Bank shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Barea Running Layup Shot: Missed  01:33  
  01:32 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:25 Brooks Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:8)  01:24  
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  01:08  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  01:07  
Pekovic Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:04
[MIN 69-77]
 
  00:41.6
[HOU 80-69]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Garcia (1 AST) 
Love Jump Bank Shot: Made (24 PTS)  00:34.7
[MIN 71-80]
 
  00:34.7 Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  00:34.7 Howard Substitution replaced by Asik 
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (25 PTS)  00:34.7
[MIN 72-80]
 
  00:21.3
[HOU 82-72]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST)  00:04.1
[MIN 74-82]
 
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  11:37
[HOU 85-74]
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST) 
  11:16 Asik Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  11:11  
  11:10 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  11:00
[HOU 88-74]
Lin 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brooks (4 AST) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  10:43  
  10:41 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  10:33
[HOU 91-74]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:32  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  10:20  
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:19  
Martin Running Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  10:12
[MIN 76-91]
 
  10:07 Casspi Hook Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:03  
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  09:56  
  09:55 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  09:45 Brooks Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:9)  09:44  
Brewer Driving Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  09:37
[MIN 78-91]
 
Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:22  
  09:22 Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:22 Team Rebound 
Love Substitution replaced by Pekovic  09:22  
  09:22 Garcia Substitution replaced by Parsons 
  09:22
[HOU 92-78]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Pekovic Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  09:06
[MIN 80-92]
 
  08:43
[HOU 94-80]
Lin Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  08:30  
  08:29 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:14 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:13 Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:00 Lin Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Brewer (4 ST) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS)  07:52
[MIN 83-94]
 
  07:40 Brooks Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:38  
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  07:32  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  07:31  
Pekovic Tip Shot: Missed  07:31  
  07:30 Team Rebound 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Rubio  07:30  
  07:17
[HOU 97-83]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Parsons (4 AST) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:59 Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:55
[HOU 99-83]
Casspi Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brooks (5 AST) 
  06:35 Lin Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  06:35
[MIN 84-99]
 
  06:35 Asik Substitution replaced by Howard 
  06:35 Brooks Substitution replaced by Beverley 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  06:35
[MIN 85-99]
 
  06:13 Casspi Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:11  
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:03 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:01 Casspi Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  05:57  
  05:55 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:51 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:50  
Pekovic Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:33
[MIN 87-99]
 
Cunningham Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:28  
  05:28  
  05:28 Casspi Substitution replaced by Jones 
Barea Substitution replaced by Brewer  05:28  
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Love  05:28  
  05:28
[HOU 100-87]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  05:28
[HOU 101-87]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST)  05:16  
  05:09
[HOU 104-87]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Lin (4 AST) 
Martin Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:55  
  04:53 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  04:49 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Brewer (5 ST) 
  04:47 Howard Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:47
[MIN 88-104]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:47
[MIN 89-104]
 
  04:33 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:31  
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  04:27  
Love Rebound (Off:6 Def:9)  04:26  
Love Tip Shot: Made (27 PTS)  04:26
[MIN 91-104]
 
  04:10
[HOU 106-91]
Parsons Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lin (5 AST) 
Love Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Lin (2 ST)  03:46  
Rubio Foul: Clear Path (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:46  
  03:46
[HOU 107-91]
Lin Free Throw Clear Path 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  03:46
[HOU 108-91]
Lin Free Throw Clear Path 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  03:35 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:33  
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:24  
  03:22 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:09
[HOU 110-91]
Parsons Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  03:03
[MIN 93-110]
 
  02:39 Beverley Running Bank shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:38  
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  02:36
[MIN 95-110]
 
  02:36 Lin Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) 
  02:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
Love Substitution replaced by Dieng  02:36  
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Williams  02:36  
Martin Substitution replaced by Shved  02:36  
Rubio Substitution replaced by Price  02:36  
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS)  02:36
[MIN 96-110]
 
  02:15 Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK) 
  02:14 Lin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:10 Beverley Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:09 Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  01:53 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (2 BLK) 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:51  
  01:45 Howard Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Shved Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:45
[MIN 98-110]
 
  01:24 Lin Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:21  
Brewer Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Shved (1 AST)  01:20
[MIN 100-110]
 
  01:09
[HOU 112-100]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Jones (3 AST) 
  01:01 Beverley Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  01:01
[MIN 101-112]
 
  01:01 Jones Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  01:01 Howard Substitution replaced by Casspi 
  01:01 Lin Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:01  
  01:00 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:40.9 Casspi Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:38.9  
Price Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:29.5  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Hummel  00:29.5  
  00:05.9 Parsons Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (3 BLK) 
  00:05.4 Team Rebound 
  00:05.4 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Price Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Brooks (2 ST)  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
3rd Northwest
40
42
4-6
24-17
16-25
HOU
2nd Southwest
54
28
5-5
33-8
21-20
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIN
Love 26.2
Love 12.5
Rubio 8.6
Turiaf 1.6
Rubio 2.3
HOU
Harden 25.4
Howard 12.2
Harden 6.1
Howard 1.8
Harden 1.6