Minnesota Timberwolves: 5 keys to series vs. Rockets

Minnesota Timberwolves: 5 keys to series vs. Rockets

Minnesota Timberwolves: 5 keys to series vs. Rockets

Harden's year has been remarkable as he's posted averages of 30.4 points, 8.8 assists and 5.4 rebounds while shooting 44.9 percent from the field and 36.7 percent from three. Jimmy Butler led the Timberwolves with 31 points in the win. Houston dropped two of three to close the season, falling 96-83 on the road in a meaningless game to Sacramento Wednesday.

That being said, they have the toughest first round matchup in the National Basketball Association playoffs and the odds of them beating Houston four times in seven chances aren't great.

The schedule is set for the first round of the NBA Playoffs as the Minnesota Timberwolves will take on the Houston Rockets.

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Anderson sprained his ankle on April 3 and it sidelined him for the final four games of the regular season.

The Timberwolves come into this game 8 in scoring with 109.5 points a game. The Minnesota Timberwolves waited 13 years to make the playoffs while the Houston Rockets spent the best part of the last two months of the regular season waiting for the playoffs.

For the Timberwolves Andrew Wiggins led the way with 18 points, with Derrick Rose (16) and Jamal Crawford (15) pitching in off the bench. Towns had 12 rebounds and two assists.

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Timberwolves will have to go on the offensive right from the start to have a chance of beating the Rockets.

Minnesota scored four straight points to get within 3 with about 30 seconds left.

Houston fell to Sacramento in a game that meant nothing to either side as the Kings were headed to the lottery while the Rockets had long locked up the top seed in the playoffs and home court advantage throughout. Oddmakers love to throw out big numbers with the Rockets, but Houston is an ugly 9-17 ATS this season as a double-digit favorite. Minnesota's defense has struggled this year, and unless they pick it up, they could be swept by the NBA's most electric offensive team. They shot 47.6 % from the field during the regular season (tied for the fourth-best shooting percentage of any team, only behind the Warriors, Pelicans and the Bucks) and are the second-best FT shooting team in the league, only behind the Warriors.

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