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Timberwolves 114 @ Rockets 120 - Game Recap

 

They needed all four quarters, plus a nail-biting three overtimes, but the Houston Rockets extended its home winning streak to eight games.

Houston went up 30-13 after the first quarter, but was outscored in every quarter after that, before cementing a win at the Toyota Center—where they have not been defeated since November 27.

Carl Landry had a chance to solidify a win in regulation, but made just one of two free throws and gave the Rockets an 89-86 lead.


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Corey Brewer then hit 51-foot jumper as time expired to force overtime. The game’s second overtime ended with drama as well.
Aaron Brooks hit two free throws to give Houston a 105-102 lead. But Wayne Ellington sank a three-pointer with eight seconds left, eventually leading to a third extra period.

An Ellington three-pointer with 28 seconds left in the third overtime cut Minnesota’s deficit to two, but a couple of free throws from Brooks and Kyle Lowry sealed Houston’s victory.

Al Jefferson led the Timberwolves with 26 points and 26 rebounds. Brewer finished with 14 points. Ryan Gomes and Ellington scored 18 and 17 points respectively off the bench.

 



The starters did most of the dirty work for Houston. Four of the Rockets starters played over 50 minutes, with Aaron Brooks clocking in 59 minutes of action. He scored a career-high 43 points. The much maligned 6’6” center Chuck Hayes added ten points, a career-best 17 rebounds, six assists and four steals.

All five Houston starters scored in double-digits, with Landry adding 16 points off the bench.

 

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By: Jonathan Woo
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