Minnesota 120, Houston 108

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, January 30, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #48 Scott Foster, #30 John Goble, #68 Marat Kogut
Attendance - 14264

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota 26 28 42 24 120
Houston 24 32 25 27 108

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 10-11 5-7 5-4 W1
Houston 12-9 9-3 3-6 L1

Recap


Michael Beasley scored a season-high 34 points and Kevin Love added 29 as the Minnesota Timberwolves notched a 120-108 victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday.

Ricky Rubio had 18 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds as Minnesota avenged a 15-point home loss to Houston on Jan. 23.

Kevin Martin returned from a two-game absence because of a foot injury to score 29 points for Houston as the Rockets lost for only the second time in 11 games.

The Timberwolves set a season-high for points and field-goal percentage (58.1), and used a 42-point third quarter en route to defeating the Rockets for only the second time in the last 17 meetings.

The Rockets led 56-54 before Minnesota’s third-quarter explosion. Love’s hook shot with 6:52 to play put the Timberwolves ahead to stay and started a quarter-ending 28-13 run as Minnesota took a 96-81 lead into the final quarter.

Beasley hit 10 of 14 field-goal attempts and sank all 12 of his free throws in his third game back from a foot injury.

Chase Budinger scored 13 points and Kyle Lowry added 11 for Houston.

Minnesota is 5-4 on the road this season after going 5-36 on the road in each of the previous two seasons.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Houston
Michael Beasley 34 Scoring Kevin Martin 29
Ricky Rubio 11 Assists Goran Dragic 9
Ricky Rubio 8 Rebounds Samuel Dalembert 8
Michael Beasley 12 Free Throws Made Kevin Martin 7
Kevin Love 2 Steals Kevin Martin 3
Martell Webster 2 Blocks Samuel Dalembert 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Minnesota 120 58.1 6-17 28-31 18 40 3 6 18
Houston 108 47.1 7-19 21-30 24 34 5 9 12

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game on the road against San Antonio. The Rockets have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Indiana. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .545 after a loss.
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