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2018 Schedule
65-17, 1st in Southwest

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

...on CP3 and Crawford argument in the tunnels. It all ended peacefully. Clear love between the guys, but both were clearly irked by some of the stuff that went on during the series.

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Former Clippers teammates Jamal Crawford and Chris Paul exchanged heated words during the second half, after Crawford pushed Paul down to the floor with a forearm. Crawford was t'd up. Now the heated discussion in the tunnels of the Toyota Center. Not even trying to be quiet about it. Paul arguing that whatever Crawford said to him after the tech was uncalled for. Crawford pointing to another moment earlier in the series where Paul knocked him down didn't check on him. The argument is still going.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden: "It's a pretty good step for us, a step in the right direction, but we have a long way to go."

Harden on win: 'We wanted to grind every possession' (1:07)
Harden books Rockets' trip to second round (0:48)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni on center Clint Capela: "In that role that he has, there's nobody better in the league."

18h

Capela scores 26; Rockets eliminate Wolves with 122-104 win

Clint Capela had 26 points and 15 rebounds, James Harden added 24 points and the Houston Rockets pulled away in the third quarter to get another lopsided win and eliminate the Minnesota Timberwolves with a 122-104 victory in Game 5 of the first-round...

Harden lobs one up for Capela (0:20)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets finish off the Timberwolves in five games. Clint Capela caps his big series with a 26-point, 15-rebound night. Jimmy Butler scores only eight points and sits the entire fourth quarter.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler has not played a second in the fourth quarter. No official word on an injury, but he's been playing hurt all series.

Harden loves how his hands smell after big slam (0:21)
Harden gets two thumbs up on 3-pointer (0:17)

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Rockets outscore Wolves 30-15 in the 3rd quarter. The lull that Thibodeau said his team couldn't have tonight. James Harden matched Minnesota's entire team with 15 in the quarter. Houston up 11 heading to the 4th.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden in the last two third quarters: 37 points, 12-19 FG. The Rockets have outscored the Timberwolves by a total of 45 points in those two quarters.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Clippers teammates Jamal Crawford and Chris Paul exchanged heated words after Crawford ran over Paul. Crawford was called for an offensive foul and a technical foul.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Clint Capela's energy has been a dominant force. He has 15 points, 13 rebounds and is all over the place defensively.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

There was a lot of glaring and bickering among the Timberwolves during the timeout after James Harden blew by Taj Gibson and drove for an uncontested dunk.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets take the lead with a 10-2 run to start the second half. Houston had an 11-0 run right after halftime in Game 4 to get their 50-point quarter started.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden and Chris Paul combined for only seven points on 3-of-16 shooting in the first half, but the Rockets' bigger problem has been on the other end. The Timberwolves shot 55 percent from the floor en route to a 59-55 halftime lead.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Karl-Anthony Towns went to work when the Rockets went to a small lineup. Mike D'Antoni summoned Clint Capela off the bench after back-to-back baskets by Towns, who has a double-double (13 points, 11 rebounds) in the first half.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

It's another slow start for James Harden and Chris Paul. They've combined for only three points on 1-of-10 shooting midway through the second quarter.

Team Stats

Points Per Game112.42nd
Rebounds Per Game43.5Tied-18th
Assists Per Game21.5Tied-26th
Points Allowed103.9Tied-6th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-186517.793
2016-175527.671
2015-164141.500
2014-155626.683
2013-145428.659