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42-18, 2nd in Southwest

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Patrick Beverley wasn't supposed to play on Saturday night with tightness in his left groin but he did, scoring 15 points with seven assists in the Rockets victory over the Wolves."I didn't know if I wanted to push it. Soaked it in some epson salt when I got home and my girl took care of me," he said. "Came in and practiced and felt pretty good, got with the trainers and it felt pretty good and I was able to play well, we won."

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets scored 142 points in the win over the Timberwolves on Saturday night. But the Rockets allowed a season-high 130 points, 72 in the second half and were outrebounded, 58-31. "Getting back on defense and sometimes we buddy run and you don't get the defense set quick enough and you have to react," Mike D'Antoni said of the defensive issues. "And we're not great defenders per se but we could be good team defenders and they have to understand it's five guy effort all the time. When we don't, then something breaks down and we struggle."

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets scored 142 points in the win over the Timberwolves on Saturday night. But the Rockets allowed a season-high 130 points, 72 in the second half and were outrebounded, 58-31. "Getting back on defense and sometimes we buddy run and you don't get the defense set quick enough and you have to react," Mike D'Antoni said of the defensive issues. "And we're not great defenders per se but we could be good team defenders and they have to understand it's five guy effort all the time. When we don't, then something breaks down and we struggle."

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

In just two games, the Rockets three-guard alignment with newly acquired guard Lou Williams, Eric Gordon and Patrick Beverley is averaging 38.5 points, shooting .452 percent from the field and attempting 17 threes. "He fits in cool, he's not the type of player you have to call plays for," Beverley said of Williams. "You get him the ball and let him do his thing. Same thing with E. It's easy for me, I look down the wing in transition and I see two guys out there who can make plays and definitely shoot it, makes my job that much easier."

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite the victory last night, Rockets forward Trevor Ariza said his team has more to work on.

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Harden, Rockets top Wolves (0:58)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

In a game where a combined nine starters scored in double-figures, the Wolves Brandon Russ failed to score in 33 minutes.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

It took a little longer than it should have but Houston beat Minnesota, 142-130. The Rockets set a season-high in points scored and allowed. This game had 14 players in double-figures, 67 combined points from Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins and 58 three-point attempts by Houston.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

We have 14 players in double-figures in the Rockets-Wolves game.

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Harden super pumped after 3-pointer (0:27)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Timberwolves have tied a season-high with 22 turnovers.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets with a commanding 106-88 lead over the Wolves after three quarters. James Harden has found his stroke. He made four threes in the quarter and he has 18 points and 10 assists. Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson with a combined 31 points.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden has struggled with his shot in the second half of the season. He's made four of 18 shots from the floor and is 1 for 11 for 3 in the two games. He still has 24 minutes to go.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

At the break and the Rockets are rolling past the Wolves, 66-58. Rockets second unit goes on 16-0 run after Wolves cut their deficit to one. Rockets with 20 points off 15 turnovers.

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Dunn finds Towns on no-look, between-the-legs pass (0:27)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets haven't trailed against the Wolves and lead, 35-28, after one quarter. Rockets playing with lots of energy. Ryan Anderson with eight, Clint Capela has six and James Harden with six assists.

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Harden with perfect lob to Capela for one-handed jam (0:18)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Change of plans for Pat Beverley, he said he is playing tonight. He worked out before the game and felt better. He took a charge in the Pelicans game on Thursday and was hit in the same spot (left groin).

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets make it official and waive guard Marcelo Huertas. Rockets traded for Huertas in the Tyler Ennis deal with the Lakers.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said Clint Capela will start at center against the Wolves.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said Patrick Beverley will not play against the Wolves tonight with a strained left groin. Eric Gordon will start in his place. D'Antoni said he doesn't believe Beverley's injury is a long-time issue.

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Front Office Insights with Milton Lee

Cary Chow, Ohm Youngmisuk, Prim Siripipat, Michele Steele and Andrew Han welcome former Nets Director of Basketball Ops to talk trade deadline, player-FO dynamics and more.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

As for Cavs/Rockets/Spurs target Andrew Bogut: ESPN sources say that the Sixers remain engaged in buyout talks with the Australian center.

Team Stats

Points Per Game115.22nd
Rebounds Per Game43.816th
Assists Per Game25.62nd
Points Allowed108.224th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-174218.700
2015-164141.500
2014-155626.683
2013-145428.659
2012-134537.549

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