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NBA - - ​Timberwolves ​ground Rockets​,​ 119-105


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MINNEAPOLIS - Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns combined
​for ​51 points​ to beat ​the visiting Houston Rockets, 119-105​,​ Wednesday night at the Target Center.


​The Wolves, who played without Zach LaVine (left hip contusion), got a huge lift from Andrew Wiggins, who stepped up his game big-time.

Wiggins ​scored 15 of his 28 points in the opening quarter, setting the stage for Minnesota to dictate the tempo and take an early 30-23 advantage. Karl Anthony-Towns also played well, finishing with 23 points, 18 rebounds and 5 dimes.

​Minnesota's point guard, Ricky Rubio, had a modest 10 points but he recorded a career-high 17 assists.​

Brandon Rush started in behalf of LaVine and made the most of the opportunity by drilling four 3s. ,Shabazz Muhammad ​chipped in ​20 points off the​ bench.​

​James Harden led the Rockets with 33 points and 12 assists. Ryan Anderson had 18 while Trevor Ariza accounted for 16.

​The victory was sweet revenge for Timberwolves, who lost to the Rockets (111-109) in overtime last December 17 at the Target Center.

​OVERTIME. Some ​13, 858 fans ​were in attendance and got a treat to witness the Wolves' back-to-back win. ​

The Minnesota Timberwolves which is 13th in the Western Conference (13-26} stay home to ​host Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder (24-16) on Friday night while the Houston Rockets (31-10) heads home and will host the Memphis Grizzlies (24-17).

Photos: Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets Monday night at the Target Center. Photo by Daniel Quindao Guden of PhilBoxing.com.



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