Rockets beat T-Wolves 104-101 in playoff series opener

Nightmare Harden Vol 2

Nightmare Harden Vol 2

Corrects to 2004 in seventh paragraph. After a Chris Paul turnover, Jimmy Butler had a chance to tie it up with 1.5 second left, but his attempt was off. In total, he tallied 24 points and 12 boards, dominating the center matchup against Karl-Anthony Towns, who finished with just eight points to go with 12 rebounds.

It was a rough, grind-it-out affair between the Celtics and Bucks for at least the first three quarters, but the ending turned into absolute insanity. Russell Westbrook added 29 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. Harden made another shot to give him 11 straight points for Houston before another basket by Teague. The Houston Rockets are averaging 112.4 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 103.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting. They rank first in offensive rating, but don't sleep on Houston's defense with Clint Capela down low. Andrew Wiggins scored 18 points to lead Minnesota. Houston, even with Gordon, Capela and Anderson questionable along with Mbah a Moute out until early May have a terrific second unit.

Instead, the Rockets went on a run.

That all added up to the Wolves holding a one-point advantage with just more than six minutes to play. Terry Rozier hit a 3-pointer that should have sealed a victory for the Celtics. Harden flexed each bicep twice while peering down at the muscles after the shot before making the free throw.

More news: Watch out for tax scams ahead of April deadline
More news: Russian Federation to face new sanctions over Syria: Nikki Hayley
More news: Arab summit opens in Saudi Arabia

Ahead of the highly anticipated first round clash between Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves, let us take an in-depth look at how both teams stack up.

The Rockets led 54-47 at halftime.

The Rockets opponent, the Minnesota Timberwolves, clinched their first playoff birth in 14 years by beating the Denver Nuggets in the regular season finale. But you need to limit the damage Houston does from the 3-point line, and offensively, the Wolves should be fine. Towns had 12 rebounds and two assists.

Anderson sprained his ankle on April 3 and it sidelined him for the final four games of the regular season. Coach Mike D'Antoni said there was a chance he could return for Game 2, but that he would know more in the next couple of days.

Recommended News

  • Shark attack near Margaret River Pro

    Shark attack near Margaret River Pro

    The shark attack victim was flown to hospital after being given first aid by friends who stemmed the blood flow using a leg rope. Hawaiian pro surfer John John Florence had a close encounter while surfing in the region in the lead up to the competition.
    U.S.

    U.S. "locked and loaded" for future chemical attacks by Syria

    One official cautioned, however, that U.S. intelligence assessments indicate Assad still has chemical weapons in Syria. Mattis said the joint strikes against Syria were a "one-time shot" unless Assad continues to use chemical weapons.
    Jordan Hasay withdraws from Boston Marathon

    Jordan Hasay withdraws from Boston Marathon

    Jane and Henry Richard, siblings of the youngest victim Martin Richard, and members of the family's foundation, also spoke. The household's basis was based in 2014 to attach younger folks with alternatives for volunteerism and group engagement.
  • Newborn's Body Flushed Down Toilet At Kerala Clinic, Parents Missing

    Newborn's Body Flushed Down Toilet At Kerala Clinic, Parents Missing

    Seeing the colour of the blood, the domestic worker mistook it for muddy water, ' the cops were quoted as saying by the TNM. To the horror of the plumbers as they tried to unblock the toilet, they noticed something which looked like a ball.

    Bartolo Colon Loses Perfect Game In Eighth Inning

    Colon took a ideal game into the eighth inning before doling out a walk and then allowing a double to Josh Reddick . A fan favorite all around the majors, he is on his ninth team in the past 11 seasons.
    An Avengers Infinity War fan's texts to his girlfriend are going viral

    An Avengers Infinity War fan's texts to his girlfriend are going viral

    Everyone is getting hyped for Avengers: Infinity War , which is quickly coming together for its impending release date. Marvel has teased Thanos' involvement in the MCU ever since his appearance at the end of 2012's The Avengers .
  • Pro-Assad official: Targeted bases were evacuated on Russian warning

    Pro-Assad official: Targeted bases were evacuated on Russian warning

    Moscow alleged soon after the suspected April 7 attack that the images of the victims in Douma were fakes. Britain says Russian Federation is behind the Salisbury poisoning, a charge Moscow denies.
    Salah would trade Golden Boot for Champions League

    Salah would trade Golden Boot for Champions League

    The Egypt global is favourite to be named PFA Player of the Year next weekend for a hugely impressive campaign that has seen him net 39 goals in all competitions. "I am excited to be champions with our fans".

    "Best baseball day ever:" Oneonta coach reflects on team's memorable win

    Hinson found his rhythm, and stifled the Golden Tornadoes until Marcus Johnson took over with one out in the fifth inning. On the mound, Iacobucci, Thompson, Malenda and Myles Brown have combined to strike out 37 hitters in 33 innings.
  • #Kathua: BJP accepts resignation of its two J&K ministers

    #Kathua: BJP accepts resignation of its two J&K ministers

    These two ministers had gone to pacify the people, but subsequently, their presence was mistaken for trying to shield the accused. The two ministers were present at the rally in support of the rape-accused where the tricolour was also waved.
    Team SA lands home after Commonwealth Games success

    Team SA lands home after Commonwealth Games success

    Hosts Australia , were the overall winners after amassing 80 gold, 59 silver, 59 bronze to bring their medals total to 198. In fact, in 2018, the Commonwealth and Commonwealth Sport are more relevant than ever before.

    Delta Air Lines Inc (NYSE:DAL) 2017 Q4 Sentiment Change

    The stock price is moving from its 200 days moving average with 12.69 percent and from 50 days moving average with 14.47 percent. The ratio worsened due to DAL positioning: 54 sold and 267 reduced. 251 rose positions while 104 funds acquired positions.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.