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PBT Extra Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets
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They have two All-Stars in the team - Karl-Anthony Towns and the returning Jimmy Butler. Not only are they one of only two teams to make over 1,000 threes this season but they have made nearly twice as many threes per game as the Timberwolves have. Houston won the lone playoff series between the teams, taking a 3-0 series win over Minnesota in the first round of the 1997 National Basketball Association playoffs. The Rockets had the NBA's best regular season record at 65-17 and won all four meetings with the Wolves handily. The Timberwolves finished 47-35 on the season, one game ahead of Denver to earn the final playoff spot in the West. Minnesota let an eight point halftime lead slip away as the Nuggets forced overtime before regrouping. Also, combine the Timberwolves road scoring with the Rockets home scoring and you get 222 points per game. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 109.5 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Andrew Wiggins is a stud for the games he shows up and plays focused.
Jeff Teague ended Minnesota's scoring drought with two free throws after the timeout and added a 3-point play after a basket by Harden.
The top-seeded Rockets had their hands full with the No. 8 Timberwolves on a night where Houston made just 10 of 37 3-pointers.
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In the last regular season meeting between the two teams in March, Gerald Green was ejected in the fourth quarter for coming to Chris Paul's defense after Minnesota's Gorgui Dieng pushed Paul down after a foul. Minnesota is 24 in rebounding with 42 boards a night and 18 in assists by dishing out 22.7 dimes per contest. The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. NBA Northwest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
This will be an interesting thing to keep an eye on in the playoffs with the Rockets - seeing how often its bigs switching onto Harden and how much he makes them pay. Eric Gordon is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 10.8 rebounds.
This is Towns' first time playing in the playoffs so he'll have to get used to a more intense game and playing on a bigger stage than he's ever seen.
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