Jeff Teague chipped in with 23 points to help Minnesota grab its first postseason victory in 14 years. Meanwhile, the Timberwolves are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five home games, 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall. Karl-Anthony Towns gave the Wolves a big lift with 18 points and 16 rebounds in their 121-105 win over the Houston Rockets in game three of their playoff series. The series will then shift to Houston for Game Five on Wednesday.
Rockets James Harden and Chris Paul at the post gamei press conference.
For the first time in franchise history, the Rockets (65-17) secured 60-plus wins and the best record in the National Basketball Association. James Harden led the way for the Rockets with 29 points on 9-for-21 shooting. In a Game 2 blowout loss in Houston on Wednesday night, the Wolves had only 15 assists and 16 turnovers while being held to 82 points. As a team, the Rockets shot 45 percent from the field and 15 of 41 from the three-point line but they let themselves down defensively, particularly in the second half where they were outscored by 69-54.
Procter & Gamble pays €3.4B for Merck KGaA consumer health unit
Teva said the terms of the agreement to terminate the JV with P&G would not be disclosed and that the dissolution was amicable. Merck put the consumer health unit on the market a year ago in order to focus its efforts on prescription drugs.
Houston is 33-3 when they hold opponents under 100 points, while Minnesota is 19-4.
For as much of a roller coaster as the last 10 months have been for the Timberwolves in terms of injuries, defensive performance, and roster decisions, there's one area that Tom Thibodeau's squad has remained consistent: they take care of the basketball.
Jeff Teague scored 23 points and Andrew Wiggins pitched in 20 points with another four 3-pointers, helping the Timberwolves match the fire-away Rockets from behind the arc and cruise down the stretch behind a 50 percent shooting performance.
Warriors' JaVale McGee listed as questionable for Game 3 vs. Spurs
He is averaging 29.0 points and shooting 69.7 percent (23 of 33) from the field and 71.4 percent (10 of 14) from 3-point range. Now, Golden State has a chance to take full control of the series with a victory in Game 3 on Thursday night (9:30 p.m.
The occasion was still plenty special, though, with the memory of late coach and executive Flip Saunders not far from the minds of the Target Center regulars, and the sellout crowd matched the moment to make the arena louder than it had been all season.
The Rockets waxed hot early in the opening frame, 28-27, led by Gerald Greens 6 points on two 3-pointers.
Minnesota is 4-1 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs over their last five games.
Giants release WR Brandon Marshall
Brandon Marshall should have realized that before sending out what is now an unfortunate post to his Instagram story on Wednesday. The New York Giants seem to be ridding themselves of all the aging talent taking up too much cap-space on the team.