Houston 121, Minnesota 102

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #46 Matt Boland, #53 Mark Lindsay, #58 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 17101

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 32 37 21 31 121
Minnesota 30 22 37 13 102

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 43-39 25-16 18-23 W1
Minnesota 17-65 12-29 5-36 L15

Recap

Chase Budinger scored 35 points and Kevin Martin added 25, leading the Houston Rockets to a 121-102 road victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, who ended the season with a 15-game losing streak.

Minnesota (17-65) finished with the worst record in the league and has best chance at landing the first pick in the NBA draft in next month's draft lottery.

Houston (43-39) led, 69-52, at halftime before Minnesota stormed back and cut the deficit to 90-89 entering the final period.

But the Rockets scored the first six points of the fourth quarter. Budinger scored 13 points in the period as Houston pulled away, outscoring Minnesota 31-13 in the final period.
 
Courtney Lee added 22 points for Houston.

Michael Beasley scored 24 points while Anthony Randolph added 23 for Minnesota, which did not win after beating Utah on March 11.

Wolves All-Star forward Kevin Love missed his sixth straight game with a groin injury. Houston played without forward Luis Scola (knee) and guard Kyle Lowry (foot).

Top Game Performances

Houston   Minnesota
Chase Budinger 35 Scoring Michael Beasley 34
Goran Dragic 11 Assists Luke Ridnour 11
Goran Dragic 11 Rebounds Anthony Tolliver 13
Kevin Martin 12 Free Throws Made Michael Beasley 6
Chase Budinger 2 Steals Michael Beasley 2
Goran Dragic 1 Blocks Anthony Randolph 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 121 50.0 12-31 25-32 32 48 3 5 15
Minnesota 102 44.6 4-13 16-21 20 42 2 9 15
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