Houston beats Minny, wins 5th in a row
The T-Wolves made it interesting in the 4th, tying the game at 93 with 6:51 left to play, and being within 3 points several times down the stretch. But Houston at the end of the day made more plays than the T-Wolves did and they were able to come away with a victory. Their 5th in a row and first time they have been 2 games over .500.
The game started off very awkwardly for both teams. Houston turned the ball over 9 times in the first quarter and actually made 8-16 (yes, that isn’t a typo, they had more turnovers than made FGs).
Minny’s problem was just the inability to make baskets in general, even though they were able to get a ton of second chance opportunities (Minny had 12 offensive rebounds by halftime).
But things sort of regressed back to the mean in the second half. Minnesota would go on to have only 14 offensive rebounds by the end of the game, and actually turn the ball over more (21 TOs to Houston’s 16).
Last year’s Rookie of the Year Wiggins (28p, 9-16 fg) was able to outscore James Harden (27p, 11a, 8-22 fg). But Houston got a ton of scoring help from the likes of Howard and Jones.
Howard had another double double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Jones finished off where he started yesterday in Memphis, scoring 16 points and getting 9 rebounds. He actually started in the 2nd half after playing well in the 1st half.
-Former Rocket Kevin Martin turned the clock back against his former team. 22 points in 10 shots
-James Harden reached 10,000 career points midway through 4th