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Game Thread No. 29: Houston Rockets at Minnesota Timberwolves

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Can Houston make it 10 in a row?

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Houston Rockets (20-7) at Minnesota Timberwolves (7-18), Dec 17, 2016 7:00 PM CST

TV: ROOTSW
Radio: KBME 790 AM
Online: NBA League Pass
Timberwolves SBNation Blog: Canis Hoopus

Projected Starting Lineups

Houston Rockets

PG - Patrick Beverley
SG - James Harden
SF - Trevor Ariza
PF - Ryan Anderson
C - Clint Capela

Minnesota Timberwolves

PG - Ricky Rubio
SG - Zach LaVine
SF - Andrew Wiggins
PF - Gorgui Dieng
C - Karl-Anthony Towns

Pregame notes

  • Rockets current 7-game winning streak is tied for 2nd-longest in series history (record: 13)
  • Houston’s current 7-game home winning streak is 1 shy of series record (11/28/06-11/7/10)
  • Rockets haven’t lost a season series to the Wolves since going 1-3 in 2011-12

2015-16 Season Series Stats and Notes

  • Rockets averaged 117.3 points on 54.1% shooting while Wolves averaged 106.7 ppg on 47.6% FGs… Houston averaged 11.0 3FGM (MIN: 6.3). • Houston shot 67.9% from the line… Wolves averaged 12.33 steals while Rockets averaged 10.67 spg… Minnesota averaged 29.0 FTA.
  • James Harden averaged 30.0 points (49.2% FGs) and 10.3 assists… Trevor Ariza averaged 15.3 points (58.6% FGs) and had 0 turnovers (97 min).
  • Andrew Wiggins averaged 20.3 points on 57.1% shooting… Karl-Anthony Towns averaged 18.7 points and 10.7 rebounds… Muhammed: 60% FGs