Houston 91, Minnesota 100

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, February 4, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #54 Nick Buchert, #45 Brian Forte, #49 Tom Washington
Attendance - 19356

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 25 17 30 19 91
Minnesota 33 22 26 19 100

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 13-11 10-3 3-8 L1
Minnesota 12-12 6-8 6-4 W2

Recap


Kevin Love had a game-high 25 points and 18 rebounds and Luke Ridnour poured in 22 points to help the Minnesota Timberwolves defeat the Houston Rockets 100-91 on Saturday.

After the Timberwolves built a 13-point lead at the half, Goran Dragic and Kyle Lowry led Houston on a 9-2 run early in the fourth quarter to cut Minnesota's lead to three.

Ridnour and Love responded with clutch 3-pointers down the stretch to put the Timberwolves up by eight and put the game away.

Wolves point guard Ricky Rubio had a double-double with 13 points and 11 assists. Rubio tossed a perfect half-court alley-oop to Wesley Johnson to get the Minnesota crowd energized in the first quarter.

Minnesota shot 57.5 percent from the field in the first half.

Lowry and Luis Scola both had 24 points for the Rockets, who had their eight-game winning streak snapped at Target Center.

Minnesota finally reached the .500 mark after failing in four previous attempts.

Top Game Performances

Houston   Minnesota
Kyle Lowry 24 Scoring Kevin Love 25
Kyle Lowry 11 Assists Ricky Rubio 11
Luis Scola 8 Rebounds Kevin Love 18
Kyle Lowry 7 Free Throws Made Kevin Love 6
Kyle Lowry 2 Steals Ricky Rubio 3
Samuel Dalembert 3 Blocks Nikola Pekovic 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 91 42.9 2-10 11-14 24 37 8 8 10
Minnesota 100 45.1 6-20 20-23 21 48 2 7 17

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Sacramento. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .583 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Denver . The Rockets have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .545 after a loss.
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