Rockets Defeat Timberwolves 120-102

posted by Andrew Pisano -

The All-Star break is over, which means it's back to real basketball.  Thankfully, the Rockets are still pretty good at that.  Houston had just a one-point lead at halftime, but outscored Minnesota 65-48 in the 2nd half.  This is the Rockets' 11th win in a row, just 3 wins shy of their season high.  

James Harden shot 8-for-24, but still had 31 points, 9 assists, 2 rebounds, and 2 blocks.  Harden also made all twelve of his free throw attempts.  

Clint Capela had a terrific game, shooting 10-for-11, with 25 points and 11 rebounds for his 31st Double-Double of the season.  Capela also dished out 2 assists, 1 block, and a steal.

Chris Paul was 2 assists short of a Triple-Double, scoring 14 and grabbing 10 rebounds.  

P.J. Tucker and Trevor Ariza each scored 11 points.  The starting five combined for 92 of the 120 points for the team.  

Joe Johnson gave the most offensive help coming off the bench, playing for 22 minutes while scoring 10.

The Rockets will be in Denver Sunday night to take on the Nuggets.

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