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Harden leads Rockets over Timberwolves 129-106


By KRISTIE RIEKEN
Posted Mar 20 2014 11:32PM

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Rockets were trailing Minnesota by 10 points early in the second quarter on Thursday night when a very unhappy Kevin McHale called a timeout hoping to help his team get on track.

James Harden wasn't worried and told his coach as much.

"He was fired up but I told him: `It's OK. We're going to be all right,"' Harden said.

And they were. Houston scored 17 straight points after that timeout, led by 10 from Harden, to take the lead and roll to an easy 129-106 win.

"We weren't playing very well," McHale said. "So I got into them a little bit and they responded."

Harden had 28 points with eight assists, Donatas Motiejunas added a career-best 20 points and Chandler Parsons had 19 points for Houston.

Houston never trailed after the 17-0 run and padded the advantage with another big run to start the third quarter.

It was Houston's second straight game without Dwight Howard, who sat out with a strained left ankle. Omer Asik started in his place and filled in ably with a season-high-tying 12 points as the Rockets won for the seventh time in 10 games.

"Obviously we want Dwight back as soon as possible," Parsons said. "But Omer is so good you don't miss much out there on the floor ... we have a real luxury having both of those guys down there."

Kevin Love had 29 points and rookie Gorgui Dieng 22 points and 21 rebounds, which were both career-highs. He has had a double-double in each of his three starts, which have come in the last three games.

"In the first quarter we came out pretty good," Minnesota coach Rick Adelman said. "Then they had that run on us and it really wasn't a game from that point on. We weren't scoring at all and we weren't getting back and they seemed to have their way."

Ricky Rubio had five points, eight assists and two rebounds for Minnesota a night after posting his third career triple-double with 22 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds in a 123-122 overtime win at Dallas.

"We came off an overtime game and we just didn't seem to have energy," Love said. "These are the dog days where you're trying to give everything you've got and sometimes it's just not good enough."

Houston led by 10 at halftime and opened the third quarter with a 16-7 spurt to extend the lead to 80-61 with about 8 1/2 minutes left in the quarter.

Harden, who finished with six 3s, and Patrick Beverley both made 3-pointers during that run and Asik had seven points with a pair of dunks.

Love hit a 3-pointer after that before Terrence Jones made four quick points to push the lead to 84-64.

Luc Mbah a Moute went up for a dunk later in the quarter, but it was blocked by Asik, drawing oohs from the crowd when it happened live and again when it was replayed on the jumbotron. Asik finished with four blocks.

Houston was up by 21 soon after that when the Timberwolves cut into the lead with an 8-0 run thanks to two 3-pointers by Love to make it 89-76.

The Rockets led by 98-82 entering the fourth quarter.

Jones had 10 points and Beverley had 14 as all five Rockets' starters scored in double digits.

"When we move the basketball like that, everyone is going to score," Harden said. "It gives each and every guy confidence to make that right pass and to shoot the basketball. So, when we play like that, it's tough to beat us."

The lead was 16 midway through the fourth quarter when the Rockets went on another run - this one 8-3 - to make it 118-97. Harden scored the last five points in that span before sitting down for the night.

Minnesota got within five points late in the second quarter, but the Rockets used a 9-4 run, capped by another 3 from Harden, to end the half up 64-54.

NOTES: Minnesota C Nikola Pekovic didn't play for the third straight game because of a sore right ankle. ... Houston Texans running back Arian Foster and 2012 Heisman Trophy winner and former A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel sat together in seats behind the Rockets bench. ... Dieng is the sixth player since the NBA began tracking starts in 1970 to have at least 20 points and 20 rebounds within his first three career starts.


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MIN
HOU
     
    • 43.7%

    • 57.6%

    • 42.9%

    • 42.1%

    • 78.3%

    • 78.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN HOU
Total Rebounds 40 44
Offensive Rebounds 14 9
Turnovers 14 15
Fast Break Pts: 4 25
Biggest Lead: 10 29
Points in the Paint: 44 60
MIN HOU
p Love   29 Harden   28
rb Dieng   21 Parsons   9
a Rubio   8 Lin   10
s 6 players   1 4 players   2
b Love   2 Asik   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 (34-33)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Brewer F 17:24 0-3 0-2 0-0 -14 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
K. Love F 29:32 10-19 5-9 4-4 -6 1 5 6 5 2 1 1 2 0 29
G. Dieng C 38:21 6-16 0-0 10-11 -10 8 13 21 4 3 1 0 0 5 22
K. Martin G 19:54 2-5 1-3 1-2 -13 0 1 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 6
R. Rubio G 25:18 2-6 1-2 0-0 -5 0 2 2 8 1 0 2 0 0 5
J. Barea   14:58 1-5 0-2 2-2 -11 1 0 1 3 0 0 4 0 0 4
L. Mbah a Moute   24:35 5-7 1-1 0-2 -2 2 1 3 1 0 1 1 1 1 11
C. Budinger   27:04 5-14 1-5 0-0 -14 1 1 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 11
D. Cunningham   18:28 2-4 0-0 0-0 -17 0 2 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 4
R. Hummel   09:39 1-2 1-1 0-0 -13 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
A. Shved   08:45 3-4 2-3 0-0 -3 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 8
S. Muhammad   06:01 1-2 0-0 1-2 -7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
N. Pekovic DND - Sore Right Ankle
Total   240 38-87 12-28 18-23   14 26 40 28 16 6 14 3 7 106
  43.7% 42.9% 78.3%   team rebs: 4 total to: 16
Houston Rockets (46-22)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Parsons F 33:49 8-15 2-5 1-1 +15 0 9 9 5 1 2 2 0 1 19
T. Jones F 23:20 4-9 0-4 2-2 0 3 4 7 4 3 0 0 3 1 10
O. Asik C 27:29 4-4 0-0 4-5 +9 1 4 5 3 4 0 2 4 0 12
J. Harden G 36:20 9-16 6-10 4-4 +21 1 4 5 8 1 1 7 0 0 28
P. Beverley G 25:13 5-10 4-7 0-0 +18 0 2 2 3 3 2 1 0 0 14
J. Lin   29:54 4-7 1-3 2-2 +17 0 3 3 10 3 1 1 0 0 11
D. Motiejunas   25:47 9-11 1-2 1-1 +19 3 3 6 0 1 1 1 0 1 20
J. Hamilton   15:33 1-4 0-2 1-2 -5 0 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 3
O. Casspi   19:24 3-6 1-3 0-2 +18 1 5 6 2 1 2 1 0 0 7
I. Canaan   03:11 2-3 1-2 0-0 +3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
F. Garcia DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Howard DNP - Coach's Decision
G. Smith DND - Right Knee Surgery
Total   240 49-85 16-38 15-19   9 35 44 36 20 11 15 7 3 129
  57.6% 42.1% 78.9%   team rebs: 6 total to: 15

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Price, Turiaf
  • Rockets: Covington, Daniels

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 9
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #7 Derrick Stafford, #40 Leon Wood, #70 Brent Barnaky
  • Attendance: 18315
  • Duration: 2:02
Minnesota Timberwolves (34-34) Houston Rockets (47-22)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Asik vs Dieng (Brewer gains possession)
Love Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:41
[MIN 2-0]
 
  11:25
[HOU 3-2]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Parsons (1 AST) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  11:17  
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:15  
Dieng Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:14
[MIN 4-3]
 
  11:01
[HOU 5-4]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  10:46  
  10:45 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:39 Harden Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Martin Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  10:28
[MIN 6-5]
 
  10:12 Jones Jump Hook Shot: Missed Block: Love (1 BLK) 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:10  
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  09:55  
  09:54 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:46 Asik Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  09:46 Asik Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:46  
Dieng Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK)  09:31  
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  09:30  
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jones (2 BLK)  09:28  
  09:27 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:24
[HOU 7-6]
Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:14
[MIN 8-7]
 
  08:56
[HOU 10-8]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Asik (1 AST) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  08:40
[MIN 10-10]
 
  08:29
[HOU 13-10]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
Martin Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  08:17  
Martin Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:17  
  07:57 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:56  
  07:50 Beverley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:50
[MIN 11-13]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:50
[MIN 12-13]
 
  07:32 Beverley Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:30  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  07:12  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:11  
Dieng Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  07:05
[MIN 14-13]
 
  06:51 Parsons Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  06:38
[MIN 17-13]
 
  06:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:26 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Brewer Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST)  06:23  
  06:17
[HOU 16-17]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Asik (2 AST) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Jones (3 BLK)  05:57  
  05:55 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:53 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  05:40  
  05:39 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:32 Parsons Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:30  
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:17  
  05:15 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:10 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:09 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:01 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:00 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:56 Harden Layup Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:55  
Love Running Bank shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST)  04:47
[MIN 19-16]
 
  04:20 Beverley Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  04:05  
  04:04 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:54 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  03:46  
  03:45 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Dieng Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:37  
  03:37
[HOU 17-19]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:37 Harden Substitution replaced by Lin 
Rubio Substitution replaced by Barea  03:37  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute  03:37  
  03:37
[HOU 18-19]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Barea Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST)  03:26
[MIN 21-18]
 
Dieng Violation:Defensive Goaltending  03:05  
  03:05
[HOU 20-21]
Jones Driving Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST)  02:52
[MIN 24-20]
 
  02:38 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:37  
Dieng Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:25  
  02:24 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:17
[HOU 22-24]
Lin Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parsons (2 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:02
[MIN 27-22]
 
  01:48
[HOU 25-27]
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Asik (3 AST) 
Martin Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  01:33  
  01:30 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:27
[HOU 27-27]
Lin Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  01:07 Beverley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:07
[MIN 28-27]
 
Martin Substitution replaced by Rubio  01:07  
  01:07 Parsons Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  01:07 Asik Substitution replaced by Harden 
  01:07 Beverley Substitution replaced by Hamilton 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:07
[MIN 29-27]
 
  00:54.9 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:53.9  
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  00:44.9  
Dieng Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  00:42.9  
Love Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST)  00:41.6
[MIN 31-27]
 
  00:25.9 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  00:24.8  
  00:05.5 Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:05.5
[MIN 32-27]
 
Rubio Substitution replaced by Budinger  00:05.5  
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:05.5
[MIN 33-27]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (34-34) Houston Rockets (47-22)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Hamilton Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Hummel Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:43  
Budinger Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST)  11:30
[MIN 35-27]
 
  11:16
[HOU 29-35]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lin (1 AST) 
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:54  
Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:53  
Mbah a Moute Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:51
[MIN 37-29]
 
Hummel Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:33  
  10:33
[HOU 30-37]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  10:33
[HOU 31-37]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Mbah a Moute Jump Shot: Missed  10:18  
  10:17 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:11 Casspi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Budinger (1 ST) 
Budinger Driving Bank shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:08
[MIN 39-31]
 
  10:08 Lin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  10:08 Casspi Violation:Double Lane 
  10:08 Jump Ball Motiejunas vs Cunningham (Barea gains possession) 
Budinger Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:54  
Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  09:51  
Budinger Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Mbah a Moute (1 AST)  09:50
[MIN 41-31]
 
  09:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:50 Hamilton Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  09:42
[HOU 34-41]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lin (2 AST) 
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:30  
  09:29 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:23
[HOU 37-41]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Casspi (1 ST)  09:04  
  09:00
[HOU 39-41]
Casspi Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  08:40  
Barea Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:39  
  08:35 Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Mbah a Moute Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:35  
Team Rebound  08:35  
Mbah a Moute Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:35  
  08:35 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:12 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  08:10 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:07
[HOU 41-41]
Harden Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Casspi (1 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:38  
Team Timeout : Regular  07:38  
  07:23
[HOU 43-41]
Motiejunas Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Cunningham Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  07:23  
  07:23
[HOU 44-41]
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Hummel Jump Shot: Missed  07:06  
  07:05 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:58
[HOU 46-41]
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lin (3 AST) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  06:38  
  06:37 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:32
[HOU 48-41]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST)  06:16
[MIN 44-48]
 
  06:05
[HOU 51-44]
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Mbah a Moute 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST)  05:49
[MIN 47-51]
 
Budinger Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:32  
Barea Substitution replaced by Dieng  05:32  
Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Brewer  05:32  
Budinger Substitution replaced by Love  05:32  
Hummel Substitution replaced by Rubio  05:32  
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Martin  05:32  
  05:28 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:27  
  05:16 Lin Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  05:13 Casspi Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:13  
Team Rebound  05:13  
  05:13 Lin Substitution replaced by Parsons 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  05:13
[MIN 48-51]
 
  04:55
[HOU 53-48]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Parsons (3 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  04:41  
  04:40 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:32 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:31  
Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Parsons (1 ST)  04:23  
  04:19
[HOU 55-48]
Parsons Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Love Step Back Jump shot: Missed  03:49  
  03:47 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:42 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:40  
Rubio Fadeaway Bank shot: Missed  03:27  
  03:25 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Love Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:24  
  03:24 Casspi Substitution replaced by Asik 
  03:24 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Jones 
  03:15 Harden Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:15 Harden Turnover : Foul (5 TO) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed Block: Asik (1 BLK)  03:01  
Dieng Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  03:00  
  02:58 Beverley Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
  02:58  
  02:58 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lin 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:58
[MIN 49-55]
 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:58
[MIN 50-55]
 
  02:41
[HOU 57-50]
Asik Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:25 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Brewer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:16  
  02:16
[HOU 58-50]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  02:16
[HOU 59-50]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  02:07 Jones Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  02:07
[MIN 51-59]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  02:07
[MIN 52-59]
 
Love Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:48  
  01:48
[HOU 60-52]
Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:48
[HOU 61-52]
Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST)  01:33
[MIN 54-61]
 
  01:17
[HOU 64-54]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Lin (4 AST) 
Dieng Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Asik (2 BLK)  01:04  
  01:02 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:59.1 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Love Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  00:49.1  
  00:33.9 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:32.8  
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:12.9  
  00:10.7 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:00.0 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (34-34) Houston Rockets (47-22)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40
[HOU 66-54]
Parsons Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST) 
Martin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  11:40  
  11:40
[HOU 67-54]
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Love (5 AST)  11:20
[MIN 57-67]
 
  11:06
[HOU 69-57]
Asik Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST) 
Dieng Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  11:06  
  11:06
[HOU 70-57]
Asik Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Love Running Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST)  10:53
[MIN 59-70]
 
  10:42
[HOU 72-59]
Asik Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jones (3 AST) 
  10:26 Jones Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed Block: Asik (3 BLK)  10:22  
  10:20 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:11
[HOU 75-59]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Love Turnaround Bank shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST)  09:49
[MIN 61-75]
 
  09:30
[HOU 78-61]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Parsons (4 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  09:13  
  09:11 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:08 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  08:52  
  08:51 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:39 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:38 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:32
[HOU 80-61]
Asik Slam Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Jones (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:31  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Budinger  08:31  
Martin Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute  08:31  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Dieng (2 AST)  08:18
[MIN 64-80]
 
  08:00 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:59 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:53 Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:52 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  07:52
[HOU 82-64]
Jones Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beverley (2 ST)  07:34  
  07:24
[HOU 84-64]
Jones Hook Bank Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Parsons (5 AST) 
Mbah a Moute Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST)  07:07
[MIN 66-84]
 
  06:48
[HOU 87-66]
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
Budinger Layup Shot: Missed  06:30  
Dieng Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  06:30  
  06:30 Parsons Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  06:30
[MIN 67-87]
 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  06:30
[MIN 68-87]
 
  06:18
[HOU 89-68]
Parsons Floating Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST) 
Mbah a Moute Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Asik (4 BLK)  05:56  
  05:55 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Budinger Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:55  
  05:36 Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:35  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST)  05:28
[MIN 71-89]
 
  05:07 Asik Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST)  04:55
[MIN 74-89]
 
  04:32 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO) 
  04:32 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lin 
Love Floating Jump shot: Missed  04:18  
Dieng Rebound (Off:6 Def:6)  04:17  
  04:17 Asik Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  04:17
[MIN 75-89]
 
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  04:17
[MIN 76-89]
 
Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:04  
  04:04 Jones Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  03:49
[HOU 92-76]
Lin 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST) 
Love Layup Shot: Missed  03:34  
Dieng Rebound (Off:7 Def:6)  03:32  
Dieng Tip Shot: Missed  03:32  
  03:30 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  03:16 Parsons Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:7 Def:7)  03:14  
  03:06 Parsons Substitution replaced by Hamilton 
Mbah a Moute Driving Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST)  03:03
[MIN 78-92]
 
  02:34 Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Love (2 BLK) 
Dieng Rebound (Off:7 Def:8)  02:33  
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:24 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:19 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:16  
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  02:03  
  01:59
[HOU 94-78]
Lin Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST) 
Love Floating Jump shot: Missed  01:39  
Dieng Rebound (Off:8 Def:8)  01:38  
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  01:38
[MIN 80-94]
 
  01:38 Asik Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
  01:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:38 Asik Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Rubio Substitution replaced by Barea  01:38  
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:38  
  01:38 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:21
[HOU 96-80]
Casspi Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lin (5 AST) 
  01:06 Hamilton Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:06
[MIN 81-96]
 
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:06
[MIN 82-96]
 
  00:51.6
[HOU 98-82]
Motiejunas Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lin (6 AST) 
Love Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  00:29.8  
Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:27.5  
Budinger Jump Shot: Missed  00:25.9  
  00:24.9 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:15.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:14.9 Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:00.0 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Cunningham Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dieng (3 AST)  11:43
[MIN 84-98]
 
  11:27
[HOU 100-84]
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Casspi (2 AST) 
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Casspi (2 ST)  11:08  
  11:02 Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:59  
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Lin (1 ST)  10:52  
Cunningham Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  10:49  
  10:49
[HOU 101-84]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  10:49
[HOU 102-84]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  10:35  
  10:20
[HOU 104-84]
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Lin (7 AST) 
Budinger Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Dieng (4 AST)  10:06
[MIN 86-104]
 
  09:48 Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mbah a Moute (1 BLK) 
Dieng Rebound (Off:8 Def:9)  09:47  
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:37 Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  09:29 Casspi Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:8 Def:10)  09:27  
  09:21 Lin Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Mbah a Moute Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (1 ST)  09:20  
  09:15 Motiejunas Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Mbah a Moute (1 ST) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  09:09  
  09:06 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  09:00
[HOU 106-86]
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  08:45 Hamilton Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  08:45  
Barea Substitution replaced by Shved  08:45  
Shved 3pt Shot: Missed  08:31  
Team Rebound  08:31  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:31  
  08:17
[HOU 108-86]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Lin (8 AST) 
Cunningham Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Shved (1 AST)  08:04
[MIN 88-108]
 
  07:54 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:8 Def:11)  07:52  
Shved Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Parsons (2 ST)  07:44  
  07:40
[HOU 110-88]
Parsons Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  07:16  
  07:15 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  07:10 Parsons Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Mbah a Moute Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (1 AST)  06:56
[MIN 90-110]
 
  06:46 Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:45  
Dieng Slam Dunk Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (2 AST)  06:34
[MIN 92-110]
 
  06:11 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:8 Def:12)  06:10  
Shved Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:02
[MIN 94-110]
 
  06:01 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:01 Hamilton Substitution replaced by Harden 
  06:01 Casspi Substitution replaced by Asik 
Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Muhammad  06:01  
  05:40 Lin Jump Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:8 Def:13)  05:39  
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  05:28  
  05:27 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Dieng Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  05:16  
  05:16
[HOU 111-94]
Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  05:16 Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  05:16 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:08
[HOU 113-94]
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Harden (8 AST) 
Budinger Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:44  
  04:42 Team Rebound 
  04:19
[HOU 115-94]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:03
[MIN 97-115]
 
  03:42
[HOU 118-97]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) 
Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed  03:29  
  03:29 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  03:22 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:20  
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  03:13  
Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:12  
  03:11 Asik Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:11  
Team Rebound  03:11  
  03:11 Parsons Substitution replaced by Casspi 
  03:11 Asik Substitution replaced by Hamilton 
  03:11 Harden Substitution replaced by Canaan 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Hummel  03:11  
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:11
[MIN 98-118]
 
  02:59
[HOU 120-98]
Hamilton Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lin (9 AST) 
Shved Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hamilton (1 ST)  02:47  
  02:39
[HOU 123-98]
Canaan 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (1 AST) 
Budinger Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:14  
  02:12 Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:07 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:06 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  02:00
[HOU 126-98]
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Lin (10 AST) 
Shved Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Hamilton (2 ST)  01:46  
Budinger Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:41  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:41  
  01:41 Hamilton Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:41 Team Rebound 
  01:41
[HOU 127-98]
Hamilton Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Muhammad Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Budinger (2 AST)  01:28
[MIN 100-127]
 
  01:06
[HOU 129-100]
Canaan Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Hummel 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (3 AST)  00:53.3
[MIN 103-129]
 
  00:29.9 Canaan 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:29.0 Team Rebound 
Hummel Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:29.0  
  00:29.0 Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:29.0 Team Rebound 
  00:29.0 Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:28.9  
  00:18.8 Canaan Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:09.8
[MIN 106-129]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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MIN
3rd Northwest
40
42
4-6
24-17
16-25
HOU
2nd Southwest
54
28
5-5
33-8
21-20
 
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HOU
2 players 26.8
2 players 13.7
2 players 5.8
2 players 2.8
2 players 2.0