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Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

James Harden on his 2 of 18 shooting night in the Rockets 20 point, Game 2 win - "I'm happier than anybody right now, believe it or not, just because I'm not really worried about my shot. Game 1, those same shots went in. Game 3, I'll shoot those same shots."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Karl-Anthony Towns on pressure to prove himself on playoff stage: "I just go out here and I just try to find ways to win. I'm not looking for statistics and all that hype and glory and all that BS that doesn't matter. "

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Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Chris Paul, following his 27 point performance in Game 2, was praising Trevor Ariza's defense. Except of course when he used to have to guard him, of which he wasn't impressed.

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Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

James Harden speaking about how underrated their defense has been, following the Rockets Game 2 blowout win.

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Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Following his 21 point performance in Game 2, Houston native Gerald Green, talking about what it means to be doing this for his hometown team.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni: "We haven't played very well so far."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Likely MVP James Harden went 2-of-18 from the floor and the Rockets blew out the Timberwolves anyway to take a 2-0 series lead. Chris Paul (27 points, 8 assists) and Gerald Green (21 points, 12 rebounds) starred for Houston.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Karl-Anthony Towns, who played only five minutes in the second half, will finish with five points on 2-of-9 shooting. He has a total of 13 points in two playoff games.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George on his hip: "It was a huge turnaround. After not being able to put shorts on, to obviously playing tonight, it was a huge turnaround. I expect these two, three days in between going to Utah, I should be back to 100."

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul George asked if there was any added pressure with the Playoff P hype: "There's no stress. It's not like it's a name I'm trying to live up to..." Melo jumps in: "Can't give it back now," cracking himself up with it.

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Karl Anthony Towns has played just 4 minutes in the 2nd half, and has not taken a shot since the 1st quarter. Probably will not return to this one. He's sitting on 5 points on 2 of 9 shooting.

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Rockets up 80-58 after 3. The numbers tell you this should be a close game. Houston shooting 35% while Minnesota is shooting 37%. Big difference, Rockets have taken 75 shots, and Wolves have taken just 57.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden jumped off the Rockets bench when Minnesota's Nemanja Bjelica ran over Chris Paul near the sideline. Houston athletic trainer Keith Jones grabbed Harden to make sure he didn't confront Bjelica.

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

James Harden is 2 of 17 from the floor, the Rockets are shooting just 34%, but somehow Houston is still leading Minnesota by 19 late in the 3rd quarter. Tonight has been about the supporting cast that was absent in Game 1. Ariza with 11, Green with 15 off the bench. Paul leading all scorers with 18.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Billy Donovan says he doesn't think there's any injury issue for Steven Adams.