Rockets vs Timberwolves: Houston aims for ninth straight victory

 

Just before the All-Star break, two playoff bound teams will have a monumental collision. Both the Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves made a retooling in their roster just to be competitive enough for this season. Because of the inclusion of stars in each side, they are reaping the success.

The Rockets will face the Timberwolves on Tuesday, start time at 8:00 PM ET, at Target Center, Minneapolis, MN. Rockets vs Timberwolves tv channel is on FSN. Rockets vs Timberwolves live stream is on NBA League Pass.

The Rockets (42-13) are riding in an eight game-winning streak including a 104-97 victory over Dallas in which James Harden scored 27 points in 6 of 19 shooting from the field and 11 of 12 from the free throw line.

On the season, the Rockets are averaging 114.1 points, 43.6 rebounds and 21.9 assists per game. Defensively, the Rockets are yielding 105.6 points per game against the opposing teams.

Six players are scoring in double figures for the Rockets, they are Harden (31.3), Chris Paul (19.4), Eric Gordon (18.6), Clint Capela (14.5), Gerald Green (13.8) and Trevor Ariza (12.1). Capela leads in rebounds with 11.1 while Harden tops in assists with 8.9 per game.

The Minnesota Timberwolves (35-24) have snapped their two-game losing streak after beating the Kings, 111-106, in which Karl-Anthony Towns scored 29 points.

On the season, the Timberwolves are averaging 109.6 points, 41.7 rebounds and 22.9 assists per game. Defensively, the Timberwolves are yielding 106.4 points per game against the opposing teams.

Five players are averaging at least 12.1 points per game for the Timberwolves, they are Jimmy Butler (22.5), Towns (20.1), Andrew Wiggins (17.9), Jeff Teague (12.7) and Taj Gibson (12.1). Towns leads in rebounds with 12.1 while Teague tops in assists with 7.1.

Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves game schedule info:

Date: February 13, 2018
Start Time: 8:00 PM ET
TV Channel Schedule:
Odds: -2.5 Houston
Prediction: Houston will win against the spread

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