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Minnesota Timberwolves (47-35)

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vs. Hou 
W 121-105
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vs. Hou 
L 100-119
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Rockets aim to close out Timberwolves

HOUSTON -- There was an undeniable inevitability in the Houston Rockets finally unleashing their full potential offensively, with the only legitimate ambiguity being exactly when it would happen.

That moment arrived without warning in the third quarter of Game 4, with Houston producing a 50-point outburst that staggered the Minnesota Timberwolves and gave the Rockets control of their Western Conference first-round playoff series. Houston used that eruption to propel it toward a 119-100 victory on Monday night at the Target Center, giving the Rockets a 3-1 lead in the series. It also gave Houston the opportunity to conclude the series at Toyota Center in Game 5 on Wednesday night.

The Rockets had trudged along on offense even while establishing a 2-1 series lead, averaging a pedestrian 103.7 points entering Game 4 while producing a modest 31.5 percentage on 3-pointers. Houston flirted with statistical immortality during the regular season, ranking among the most efficient offenses in league history before losing its edge over the final weeks of the schedule, specifically after the Rockets clinched the top seed in the West at the end of March.

Points: Jimmy Butler22.2
Rebounds: Karl-Anthony Towns12.3
Assists: Jeff Teague7.0
FG%: Taj Gibson57.7%
Steals: Jimmy Butler1.97
Blocks: Karl-Anthony Towns1.40
Defense (Rank)
Points: 107.3 (17)
Rebounds: 41.8 (3)
Assists: 23.9 (21)
FG%: 47.5% (29)
FT%: 77.9% (24)
3P%: 36.6% (18)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 109.5 (8)
Rebounds: 42.0 (24)
Assists: 22.7 (19)
FG%: 47.6% (5)
FT%: 80.4% (2)
3P%: 35.7% (19)
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Portland 49 33 .598 --
x-Oklahoma City 48 34 .585 1.0
x-Utah 48 34 .585 1.0
x-Minnesota 47 35 .573 2.0
Denver 46 36 .561 3.0
Full Standings
Date Player Transactions
3/8/2018 Derrick Rose Signed as Free Agent
3/1/2018 Shabazz Muhammad Waived
1/15/2018 Amile Jefferson Signed as Free Agent Two-Way Contract
10/14/2017 Amile Jefferson Waived
10/14/2017 Melo Trimble Waived
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Date Player Status
4/23/2018 Tyus Jones Knee
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