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Rockets vs. Timberwolves - game thread

The Rockets battle the T-Wolves in a pivotal game to get back above .500.

NBA: Playoffs-Minnesota Timberwolves at Houston Rockets Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

With the Rockets sitting at 11-11 and the Timberwolves sitting at 11-12, would you really define this as a trap game for Houston?

Do you have to have a certain win record to say that the Rockets could lull themselves to sleep in the game? Or, do you have to just know that your team is better than the opposing team (without any real evidence) to say that it’s a trap game?

Either way, the Rockets, healthy yet again, could fall victim to a team that they should probably beat. Houston is trending upwards now that Chris Paul is back in the lineup, and they hope to gain momentum on their two-game winning streak. Minnesota is fresh off of a loss against the Celtics on Saturday, and they’re one of those teams hovering around .500 that have just enough talent to beat you, but they’re just mismanaged enough to lose to you.

Some things to look out for tonight: What will Chris Paul do tonight in his third game back from injury? Has Danuel House really taken all of Gary Clark’s minutes? Will Nene hoard all the backup center minutes, or is there room for Isaiah Hartenstein to be successful?