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Notebook: Rockets 107, Timberwolves 89


Jim Beilby, for NBA.com
Posted Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:53 AM - Updated Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:53 AM

THE FACT: The Houston Rockets have won six in a row and nine of their last 11.

THE LEAD: The Houston Rockets took advantage of the Minnesota Timberwolves being short-handed as they defeated Minnesota 107-89. Houston put up 67 first-half points, a season high for a Minnesota opponent, and responded to every run Minnesota made. Chandler Parsons scored 20 for Houston and Dwight Howard added 18 points and 15 rebounds.

Not only was Minnesota missing Kevin Martin (fractured left thumb) and Nikola Pekovic (right ankle), they were missing head coach Rick Adelman, who was not with the team for personal reasons. Kevin Love did his best to carry his team. Despite being visibly hobbled by a left thigh contusion, he scored 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Seventeen of his 31 came in the first quarter, but he ran out of gas in the fourth quarter as Houston clamped down on Minnesota and held it to only 11 final frame points, Minnesota's lowest output in any quarter this season.

QUOTABLE: "They hurt us on our turnovers and second-chance points. Once we got that under control we moved it pretty well and Dwight did a really nice job in the post, double-teaming and moving it out. He had open shots and he was really facilitating. A lot of hockey assists for him tonight. When we got our movement and our pace up and got some stops, we played really well and held them to 31 in the second half."
-- Houston coach Kevin McHale

THE STAT: Houston outscored Minnesota 52-34 in the paint and held Minnesota to 35.6 percent shooting.

TURNING POINT: Minnesota made numerous runs. After being down by 12 in the first quarter, Minnesota got within two in the second. And after trailing by 15 in the third, Minnesota closed the quarter with a 12-1 run to cut Houston's lead to four. But the final quarter was all Houston as Minnesota did not score a single point until the 5:37 mark of the quarter.

QUOTABLE II: "I thought our guys gave great effort, especially in the second half. They defensively had some breakdowns in the first half, allowing 67 points. But in the second half we did a really good job of limiting their easy opportunities. In the second half, we only gave them 40 points, but unfortunately for us we couldn't make shots."
-- Minnesota assistant coach Terry Porter (filling in for Rick Adelman)

HOT: Love scored 17 points in the first quarter, including fifteen in a row, shooting 4-for-7 from the floor and a perfect 8-for-8 from the line.

NOT: It was bad enough that J.J. Barea was 1-for-9 from the floor. Even worse was the fact that ball movement seemed to grind to a halt when he entered the game.

GOOD MOVE: Going inside to Howard when rookie Gorgui Dieng was in the game. In the second quarter, the Rockets identified the mismatch and Howard accumulated nine straight points in less than two minutes.

NOTABLE: With his free throw at the 3:44 mark of the first quarter, Love passed Doug West (6,216) for fourth on the team's all-time scoring list. ... Love's 23 first-half points was the highest scoring first half of his career. ... Houston has now won four of the last five games against Minnesota.

UP NEXT: For Minnesota, Wednesday vs. Denver, Wednesday (Feb. 19) vs. Indiana, Saturday (Feb. 22) @ Utah. For Houston, Wednesday vs. Washington, Wednesday (Feb. 19) @ L.A. Lakers, Thursday (Feb. 20) @ Golden State.

HOU
MIN
     
    • 47.6%

    • 35.6%

    • 40.7%

    • 24.0%

    • 90.0%

    • 100.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU MIN
Total Rebounds 46 43
Offensive Rebounds 10 16
Turnovers 17 16
Fast Break Pts: 26 13
Biggest Lead: 18 2
Points in the Paint: 52 34
HOU MIN
p Parsons   20 Love   31
rb Howard   15 2 players   10
a Lin   7 Rubio   9
s Beverley   3 Brewer   2
b Howard   3 3 players   1
 
  • 11/23 - MIN 101 @ HOU 112
  • 02/10 - HOU 107 @ MIN 89
  • 03/20 - MIN 106 @ HOU 129
  • 04/11 - HOU 110 @ MIN 112
Houston Rockets (35-17)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Parsons F 29:53 9-14 0-2 2-2 +17 0 3 3 6 4 1 1 0 0 20
T. Jones F 29:00 7-11 0-1 0-0 +6 0 0 0 1 3 2 2 0 0 14
D. Howard C 39:28 7-13 0-0 4-5 +27 4 11 15 2 4 1 6 3 0 18
J. Harden G 32:08 4-14 3-6 8-8 +8 0 5 5 5 0 1 4 0 1 19
P. Beverley G 29:13 5-11 4-8 0-0 +20 3 2 5 2 5 3 0 0 1 14
D. Motiejunas   17:21 3-5 2-2 1-1 +13 1 4 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 9
J. Lin   32:55 1-6 0-2 0-0 +7 0 3 3 7 2 1 1 0 1 2
O. Asik   10:11 1-2 0-0 1-2 -10 2 4 6 0 1 0 2 0 0 3
O. Casspi   07:26 0-1 0-1 2-2 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
F. Garcia   12:25 2-5 2-5 0-0 +2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 6
R. Brewer DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Brooks DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Covington DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-82 11-27 18-20   10 36 46 25 23 10 17 4 3 107
  47.6% 40.7% 90.0%   team rebs: 6 total to: 19
Minnesota Timberwolves (24-28)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Brewer F 18:24 2-6 1-3 0-0 -11 0 0 0 1 4 2 1 0 0 5
K. Love F 36:50 9-23 1-6 12-12 -11 3 7 10 1 1 1 4 0 3 31
R. Turiaf C 29:38 1-2 0-0 0-0 -15 3 7 10 1 2 1 1 1 0 2
C. Budinger G 27:47 5-14 1-3 4-4 -21 4 3 7 0 2 0 1 0 0 15
R. Rubio G 29:58 2-10 1-4 2-2 -15 2 5 7 9 3 1 3 1 0 7
L. Mbah a Moute   28:36 5-6 0-0 0-0 +1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 10
J. Barea   16:18 1-9 0-4 2-2 -2 0 1 1 6 1 0 2 0 1 4
D. Cunningham   18:22 1-5 0-0 0-0 -3 3 2 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 2
A. Shved   19:29 4-10 2-5 1-1 -4 0 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 0 11
G. Dieng   11:10 0-1 0-0 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
S. Muhammad   01:44 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A.J. Price   01:44 1-1 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
R. Hummel DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 31-87 6-25 21-21   16 27 43 20 20 8 16 3 4 89
  35.6% 24.0% 100.0%   team rebs: 6 total to: 17

inactive

  • Rockets: Canaan, Smith
  • Timberwolves: Martin, Pekovic

technical fouls

  • Rockets: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #41 Ken Mauer, #50 Olandis Poole, #35 Kane Fitzgerald
  • Attendance: 12002
  • Duration: 2:08
Houston Rockets (35-17) Minnesota Timberwolves (24-28)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Turiaf vs Howard (Beverley gains possession)
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:44 Turiaf Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:32 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:31  
Parsons Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:21
[HOU 2-0]
 
  11:01
[MIN 3-2]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Jones Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:44  
  10:31 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:30  
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parsons (1 AST)  10:24
[HOU 4-3]
 
Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:07  
  10:07
[MIN 4-4]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:07
[MIN 5-4]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  09:49 Turiaf Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:49
[HOU 5-5]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:49  
  09:49 Turiaf Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:35 Budinger Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:33 Turiaf Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:28
[MIN 7-5]
Budinger Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Turiaf (1 AST) 
Jones Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parsons (2 AST)  09:14
[HOU 7-7]
 
  09:00 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:59  
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  08:49
[HOU 9-7]
 
  08:34 Brewer Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Harden Layup Shot: Missed Block: Turiaf (1 BLK)  08:29  
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:28  
Howard Layup Shot: Missed  08:27  
  08:25 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:21
[MIN 10-9]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Jones Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Parsons (3 AST)  08:08
[HOU 11-10]
 
  07:50 Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK) 
Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:48  
  07:45 Brewer Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:45
[HOU 12-10]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:45
[HOU 13-10]
 
Beverley Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:40  
  07:30 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:29 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:25 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:24  
  07:24 Budinger Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Parsons (4 AST)  07:09
[HOU 16-10]
 
  06:51
[MIN 12-16]
Love Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Howard Turnover : Inbound Turnover (1 TO)  06:48  
  06:45
[MIN 14-16]
Love Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Parsons (5 AST)  06:30
[HOU 19-14]
 
  06:13 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:12 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Jones Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:12  
Jones Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  06:12  
  06:12
[MIN 15-19]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  06:12
[MIN 16-19]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed  05:54  
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:53  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:44
[HOU 22-16]
 
  05:29 Love Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  05:29 Love Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  05:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST)  05:19
[HOU 25-16]
 
Motiejunas Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:57  
  04:48 Love Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:47  
Motiejunas Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:36  
  04:35 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:21 Budinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:20  
Harden Layup Shot: Missed  04:14  
Team Rebound  04:14  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Lin  04:14  
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:05
[HOU 27-16]
 
  04:05 Budinger Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  04:05 Budinger Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute 
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  04:05
[HOU 28-16]
 
  03:55 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  03:46  
  03:44 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Motiejunas Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:44  
  03:44
[MIN 17-28]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  03:44 Rubio Substitution replaced by Barea 
  03:44
[MIN 18-28]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Lin 3pt Shot: Missed  03:23  
  03:22 Turiaf Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:12 Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Asik  03:12  
Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed  02:57  
  02:56 Turiaf Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:50 Barea Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:49  
Parsons Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  02:45
[HOU 30-18]
 
  02:25
[MIN 20-30]
Love Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST) 
Howard Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  02:03  
Howard Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  02:03  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:03  
  01:52
[MIN 23-30]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST) 
  01:33 Brewer Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:33
[HOU 31-23]
 
  01:33 Turiaf Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
Howard Substitution replaced by Jones  01:33  
Parsons Substitution replaced by Casspi  01:33  
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:33
[HOU 32-23]
 
  01:20 Barea Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:19  
Casspi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST)  01:16  
Casspi Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:14  
  01:14
[MIN 24-32]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  01:14 Brewer Substitution replaced by Shved 
  01:14
[MIN 25-32]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  00:53.9  
  00:52.6 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:43.9 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:42.9  
Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Mbah a Moute (1 ST)  00:35.8  
  00:30.0
[MIN 28-32]
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Mbah a Moute (1 AST) 
Lin Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:13.0
[HOU 34-28]
 
  00:02.7 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:01.8 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:00.2 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (35-17) Minnesota Timberwolves (24-28)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44 Mbah a Moute Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:43  
Jones Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  11:35  
  11:20 Shved Layup Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:19  
Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed  11:10  
Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:08  
Asik Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:07
[HOU 36-28]
 
  10:51 Shved Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:50  
Jones Running Bank shot: Missed  10:35  
Team Rebound  10:34  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  10:25  
  10:04
[MIN 30-36]
Cunningham Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST) 
Asik Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:55  
Beverley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  09:47  
  09:47
[MIN 31-36]
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Asik Substitution replaced by Howard  09:47  
  09:47
[MIN 32-36]
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Beverley Jump Shot: Missed Block: Shved (1 BLK)  09:25  
  09:24 Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Beverley Foul: Personal (3 PF)  09:09  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Harden  09:09  
Casspi Substitution replaced by Parsons  09:09  
  09:04 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:03 Cunningham Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:50
[MIN 34-36]
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  08:43 Cunningham Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  08:43  
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST)  08:27
[HOU 38-34]
 
  08:27 Cunningham Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  08:27
[HOU 39-34]
 
  08:12
[MIN 36-39]
Mbah a Moute Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (4 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  08:07  
  08:06 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:03 Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  07:51  
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  07:50  
Howard Tip Shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:50
[HOU 41-36]
 
Parsons Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:33  
  07:23
[MIN 39-41]
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  07:02 Dieng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:02
[HOU 42-39]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:02
[HOU 43-39]
 
  06:46
[MIN 41-43]
Mbah a Moute Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barea (5 AST) 
Howard Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  06:30
[HOU 45-41]
 
  06:30 Dieng Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  06:30
[HOU 46-41]
 
  06:18
[MIN 43-46]
Shved Driving Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST)  06:09
[HOU 48-43]
 
  05:51 Mbah a Moute Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  05:51 Mbah a Moute Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  05:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:51 Dieng Substitution replaced by Turiaf 
  05:51 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Love 
  05:51 Barea Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Howard Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:34  
  05:33 Turiaf Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:11 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Parsons (6 AST)  05:01
[HOU 50-43]
 
  04:46 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:45  
Jones Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST)  04:40
[HOU 52-43]
 
  04:27
[MIN 45-52]
Love Jump Hook Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Shved (1 AST) 
Parsons Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  04:08
[HOU 54-45]
 
  03:47 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST) 
Jones Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lin (1 AST)  03:43
[HOU 56-45]
 
  03:24
[MIN 47-56]
Love Jump Bank Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:10  
  03:09 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:06
[MIN 49-56]
Shved Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
Parsons Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  03:06  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:06  
Jones Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  03:06  
  03:06
[MIN 50-56]
Shved Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Parsons Jump Shot: Missed  02:54  
  02:53 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:37 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  02:36  
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lin (2 AST)  02:14
[HOU 59-50]
 
  02:00
[MIN 52-59]
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Shved (1 ST)  01:46  
  01:37 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  01:36  
Harden Layup Shot: Missed  01:26  
  01:25 Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Parsons Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:18  
  01:18
[MIN 53-59]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  01:18 Shved Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Parsons Substitution replaced by Casspi  01:18  
  01:18
[MIN 54-59]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Turiaf (1 ST)  01:08  
  01:00 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:59.9  
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lin (3 AST)  00:56.4
[HOU 61-54]
 
  00:56.4 Rubio Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  00:56.4
[HOU 62-54]
 
Lin Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:47.2  
  00:47.2
[MIN 55-62]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  00:47.2
[MIN 56-62]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Lin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Rubio (1 BLK)  00:34.9  
  00:33.5 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:28.9 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:26.9  
  00:26.4 Rubio Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:26.4
[HOU 63-56]
 
Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:26.4
[HOU 64-56]
 
  00:19.7 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:05.9 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:04.9 Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:04.2
[MIN 58-64]
Mbah a Moute Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS)  00:01.0
[HOU 67-58]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (35-17) Minnesota Timberwolves (24-28)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Budinger Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:44 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  11:38 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:37 Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:37
[MIN 60-67]
Budinger Tip Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Howard Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  11:23  
Howard Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  11:23  
  11:02 Budinger Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:01 Turiaf Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  10:59
[MIN 62-67]
Turiaf Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  10:44  
Parsons Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  10:41  
Team Timeout : Regular  10:41  
Parsons Substitution replaced by Garcia  10:41  
  10:41
[MIN 63-67]
Budinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  10:41
[MIN 64-67]
Budinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Beverley Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:18
[HOU 69-64]
 
  09:56 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  09:55  
  09:50 Brewer Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  09:50
[HOU 70-64]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  09:50
[HOU 71-64]
 
  09:36 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:35  
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST)  09:24  
  09:19 Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  09:18  
  09:14 Brewer Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  09:14
[HOU 72-64]
 
  09:14 Brewer Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  09:14
[HOU 73-64]
 
  09:00 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:59  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Garcia (1 AST)  08:43
[HOU 76-64]
 
  08:24 Budinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  08:23  
Garcia 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST)  08:15
[HOU 79-64]
 
  08:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:57 Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Garcia (1 BLK) 
Garcia Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:55  
Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  07:54  
  07:42 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  07:25  
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:24  
Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed  07:16  
Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:12  
Jones Jump Hook Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:55 Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:48 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:46  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  06:21  
Beverley Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  06:20  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  06:17  
Team Rebound  06:17  
  06:17 Turiaf Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  05:52  
  05:51 Team Rebound 
  05:37
[MIN 66-79]
Budinger Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Howard Jump Bank Shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:18
[HOU 81-66]
 
  05:05
[MIN 68-81]
Mbah a Moute Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Beverley Jump Shot: Missed  04:45  
  04:44 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Garcia Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:41  
  04:41
[MIN 69-81]
Budinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Beverley Substitution replaced by Lin  04:41  
  04:41
[MIN 70-81]
Budinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:15 Turiaf Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Jones Foul: Personal (3 PF)  04:07  
Jones Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  04:07  
  03:58 Turiaf Layup Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:56  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  03:38  
  03:37 Team Rebound 
Howard Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  03:37  
  03:27
[MIN 72-81]
Love Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
  03:02 Rubio Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Howard Substitution replaced by Asik  03:02  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  02:47  
Team Rebound  02:46  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:46  
  02:46 Turiaf Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  02:29 Love Layup Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:28  
Lin Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:22  
  02:21 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Asik Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:09  
  02:09
[MIN 73-81]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS) 
  02:09 Budinger Substitution replaced by Shved 
  02:09
[MIN 74-81]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed  01:57  
  01:56 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:42
[MIN 76-81]
Mbah a Moute Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST) 
Lin Jump Shot: Missed  01:23  
Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:22  
Asik Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  01:20  
  01:19 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  01:06 Rubio Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (1 ST) 
  01:01 Shved Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:01  
Team Rebound  01:01  
Harden Substitution replaced by Beverley  01:01  
  01:01 Rubio Substitution replaced by Barea 
Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:01
[HOU 82-76]
 
  00:44.8
[MIN 78-82]
Love Jump Bank Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Barea (6 AST) 
Asik Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  00:31.4  
  00:15.8 Shved Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Howard Illegal Screen Turnover : (5 TO)  11:53  
  11:42 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  11:40  
Howard Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  11:22  
Howard Turnover : Foul (6 TO)  11:22  
  11:10 Barea Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  11:09  
Parsons Jump Shot: Missed  10:57  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:55  
  10:45 Mbah a Moute Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Howard Jump Shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:33 Cunningham Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:18 Shved Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lin (1 ST) 
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lin (4 AST)  10:13
[HOU 84-78]
 
  09:51 Barea Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (2 BLK) 
  09:50 Team Rebound 
  09:47 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:46  
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lin (5 AST)  09:37
[HOU 87-78]
 
  09:18 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:16 Cunningham Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  09:00 Shved Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Beverley (2 ST) 
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Lin (6 AST)  08:55
[HOU 89-78]
 
  08:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:43 Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Budinger 
  08:43 Dieng Substitution replaced by Love 
  08:24 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed  08:00  
Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  07:59  
Howard Slam Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS)  07:58
[HOU 91-78]
 
  07:42 Shved Jump Shot: Missed 
Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:41  
  07:33 Barea Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Parsons Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Cunningham (1 ST)  07:31  
  07:18 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:16 Team Rebound 
  07:08 Love Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:07  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  06:53  
  06:51 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  06:38 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:37 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Lin Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:36  
  06:36 Barea Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  06:36 Shved Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Jones  06:36  
  06:28 Love Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Beverley (3 ST) 
Parsons Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  06:24
[HOU 93-78]
 
  06:01 Budinger Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jones (2 ST) 
Parsons Layup Shot: Missed  05:56  
  05:54 Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Beverley Foul: Personal (4 PF)  05:50  
  05:50  
  05:50 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Turiaf 
  05:37
[MIN 81-93]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST) 
Howard Hook Shot: Made (18 PTS)  05:15
[HOU 95-81]
 
  05:04 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:10)  05:03  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  04:56  
  04:55 Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:41 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:39  
Howard Layup Shot: Missed  04:27  
  04:26 Turiaf Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Beverley Foul: Personal (5 PF)  04:20  
  04:16
[MIN 83-95]
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST)  03:50
[HOU 98-83]
 
  03:31 Rubio Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:29 Rubio Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  03:27 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:25 Turiaf Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  03:21 Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (3 BLK) 
  03:19 Budinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:17
[MIN 85-98]
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Jones Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lin (7 AST)  03:08
[HOU 100-85]
 
  02:55 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:11)  02:54  
Howard Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:34  
  02:33 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  02:23
[MIN 87-100]
Love Driving Layup Shot: Made (31 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST) 
Jones Running Bank shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST)  02:03
[HOU 102-87]
 
  01:47 Turiaf Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parsons (1 ST) 
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  01:44
[HOU 104-87]
 
  01:44 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:44  
Howard Substitution replaced by Asik  01:44  
Parsons Substitution replaced by Garcia  01:44  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Casspi  01:44  
Jones Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  01:44  
  01:44 Turiaf Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  01:44 Brewer Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
  01:44 Rubio Substitution replaced by Price 
  01:44 Love Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  01:24 Budinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:23  
Lin 3pt Shot: Missed  01:01  
  01:00 Team Rebound 
  00:41.0 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:39.6 Budinger Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  00:37.4 Budinger Tip Shot: Missed 
  00:37.4 Budinger Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  00:33.6
[MIN 89-104]
Price Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Garcia 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:30.0
[HOU 107-89]
 
  00:18.8 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:17.9  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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l
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a
HOU
2nd Southwest
54
28
5-5
33-8
21-20
MIN
3rd Northwest
40
42
4-6
24-17
16-25
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
HOU
2 players 29.5
2 players 14.5
2 players 5.0
2 players 4.0
2 players 1.5
MIN
Love 26.2
Love 12.5
Rubio 8.6
Turiaf 1.6
Rubio 2.3