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2018 Schedule
47-35, 4th in Northwest

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Now it's the Rockets PJ Tucker who heads back to the locker room with a leg issue.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets forward P.J. Tucker limped to the locker room with athletic trainer Keith Jones. Tucker grabbed his left knee when he went down.

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Jeff Teague back on the Wolves bench, with a wrap on his right pinky finger.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Timberwolves PG Jeff Teague returned from the locker room with his right pinky finger taped.

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Wolves guard Jeff Teague goes to the bench holding his hand. Gets checked out by trainer, and then heads back to the locker room.

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James Harden and Chris Paul a combined 0-7 from the floor to start Game 4. Minnesota's defense with Butler, Teague and Wiggins is disrupting the flow of the Rockets offense early on here.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Karl-Anthony Towns heads to the bench after picking up his second foul at the 9:16 mark of the first quarter. He can't believe he got whistled for an offensive foul.

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Karl Anthony Towns bringing out the shoe heat for Game 4.

0:49

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach Mike D'Antoni says the Rockets haven't played well since clinching the top seed in late March. "It's been a long time, but tomorrow is the perfect opportunity," James Harden says.

Timberwolves came prepared in showdown with Rockets (1:05)

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Timberwolves brought Minnesota its first playoff basketball win since 2004. KAT on feeding off the fans energy in Target Center: "When you have fan support like that behind you, anything's possible. It's just humbling to see, knowing fans can be that elated, ecstatic, loving toward us, but just to see them buy into us that much, it's amazing."

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

KAT with high praise for Andrew Wiggins, who is leading the Timberwolves in scoring in the playoffs: "That's who he is. A lot of people doubt him and everything and he don't hear all the chatter and everything. He goes straight to the gym, he works on his craft every day. He's a tremendous worker and he goes in there every day and does his job. Regardless of the situation, he knows when his name is called, he'll hit those shots. We all have that same confidence in him."

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Karl Anthony Towns exploded for a series high 18 points after not attempting a single shot in the first quarter. The third-year center noted how remaining patient through this rough patch would lead to a big night: "I think it is a sense of patience for a while. First quarter, I don't think I shot a shot so I'm just letting the game come to me naturally instead of trying to rush and find shots. And then shots find me. Teammates were amazing. Jeff was out there balling, Derrick, Jimmy...Andrew. Everyone was just doing their job and games like that, the ball just seems to find me sometimes."

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose on what led to the Timberwolves flurry of 3-pointers (15), which included 10 in the second half: "We've got to adjust. They're giving us these shots so we have to make sure that we hit them. That's the playoffs. You adjust every game. You adjust every two games. It depends on the coach, the style of play and tonight we pushed the ball a little bit (faster)."

0:18

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Jimmy Butler: "I got tired of my teammates telling me to be more aggressive the past few days. So I was tonight."

1:07

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Chris Paul on what went wrong for the Rockets tonight. Keyword: Defense

Thibodeau says Butler 'brings a tenacity and toughness' (0:22)

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The Timberwolves made as many 3's as the Rockets in Game 3. (15) That is Minnesota's 2nd most made 3's in a single game this season. Also the most ever in a playoff game, in Wolves franchise history.

Timberwolves cruise past Rockets in second half (1:29)
2d

PGE MIN game 3 win over HOU worth the wait

Adam Amin and Jon Barry share their final thoughts on the Timberwolves impressive game 3 win over the Rockets behind Jimmy Butler, Derrick Rose and Karl-Anthony Towns

Team Stats

Points Per Game109.58th
Rebounds Per Game42.024th
Assists Per Game22.718th
Points Allowed107.317th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-184735.573
2016-173151.378
2015-162953.354
2014-151666.195
2013-144042.488