ROCKETS TAKE 2-0 LEAD

Paul rebounds in Game 2 as Rockets defense comes up big in blowout

James Harden was 2-18 from the field and Eric Gordon continues to struggle with his shot (2-11). Recipe for disaster, right? Only for Minnesota. Chris Paul rebounded in a big, big way after that Game 1 mess and Houston's defense was as pristine as it has been all season as the Rockets destroyed the Timberwolves 102-82 to take a 2-0 series lead. Game 3 will be in Minnesota on Saturday. Things looked dicey after the first quarter when the Rockets shot 5-25 from the field and trailed 23-18 going to the second, but sparked by Paul and Gerald Green, they took off on a 16-0 run and never looked back. Paul scored 27 points on 10-18 shooting to go with eight assists and Green added 21 off the bench. That defense, though. The Rockets held Minnesota to a season-low 82 points and kept Karl-Anthony Towns (5 points, 2-9 FG) to single-digit scoring for the second straight game.

Houston Rockets News

SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018
Houston Rockets 2018 Playoff Intro Video By Clutch
Before Game 1 against Minnesota, the Rockets ran their new player intro video for the 2018 Playoffs.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018
Basketball: The Musical By Jeff Balke
Daryl Morey’s Small Ball is complicated, subtle and really, really funny.
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018
The Rockets will host the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round of the playoffs By Clutch
Houston was 4-0 this year against Minnesota, winning by an average margin of 16+ points.
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TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018
Luc Mbah a Moute dislocates right shoulder in game against Lakers By Clutch
With nothing to play for, the Rockets just needed to stay healthy... but they took a major blow with Mbah a Moute suffering a shoulder injury.
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TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2018
Daryl Morey Takes Small Ball to the Stage By Jeff Balke
Rockets GM combines love of basketball and musical theater in new Catastrophic Theatre production.
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SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2018
How the West playoff matchups could best align for the Rockets By Clutch
There's nothing left for the Rockets to play for, but there's still plenty for Houston fans to watch for in the Western Conference.
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THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018
It's official! The Rockets have clinched the No. 1 Seed in Western Conference By Clutch
The Houston Rockets -- not the Golden State Warriors -- own homecourt advantage throughout the West playoffs.
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THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018
Laurel D'Antoni on the Rockets' book drive to help Houston's children By Clutch
Laurel D'Antoni, wife of Mike D'Antoni, talks about the city of Houston, how special this Rockets team is, the magic of Linsanity and the team's book drive Friday to help Houston's children.
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