The Timberwolves were able to keep up with the Rockets Tuesday night, up until the final 12 minutes of the game. Houston hit 10 3-pointers, outscoring Minnesota 42-28 in the 4th quarter. The Rockets hit 22 3s total for the night, 12 of them coming from James Harden and Ryan Anderson.
James Harden shot 10-for-20, with 34 points, 12 assists, 6 rebounds, and a block. Ryan Anderson shot 6-for-10 from beyond the arc, and put up 21 points to finish 2nd in points for the team.
Clint Capela's 29th Double-Double of the season came with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Chris Paul struggled from the 3-point line, ending the game with 13 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, with a steal and a block.
Eric Gordon played 30 minutes but shot 3-for-10, scoring 13 points. Gerald Green played 18 minutes but only scored 6.
P.J. Tucker made 3 of his 4 attempts from downtown, along with a free throw to give himself 10 points for the game.
The Rockets are back home tonight to take on the Sacramento Kings, and then the Timberwolves will make the trip to Houston on Friday.