Kevin Martin made his return from a heel injury that had sidelined him for the Rockets previous two games. Martin scored 10 points in 14 first half minutes to lead the Rockets at the break. Luis Scola and Jordan Hill each have eight points while Patrick Patterson and Kyle Lowry each have six. The Rockets were red hot in the first half hitting on 55 percent of their shots in the half.
Michael Beasley led the Timberwolves with 15 points off the bench hitting 6-8 attempts. Kevin Love added 10 points and four rebounds while Ricky Rubio finished with four points, four rebounds and four assists in the first half. Minnesota hit on 57 percent of its shots in the first half.