Rockets Vs. Timberwolves: Kevin Love, Nikola Pekovic Too Much For Houston

Could Luis Scola and Kevin Love go for a third round? It's possible when Houston travels to Minnesota, who have won two straight against the Rockets.

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Rockets Vs. Timberwolves Final Score: Houston Falls To Minnesota For Third Time This Year, 111-98

For the third time this season the Houston Rockets fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves 111-98. The Timberwolves Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic could not be stopped Friday night with Love scored 33 points and had 14 rebounds while Pekovic had 30 points and 12 rebounds. Ricky Rubio also helped out with 18 points for the Timberwolves.

The Rockets did not play bad but they were unable to keep pace with the Timberwolves on offense. They had five players in double figures with Chandler Parsons leading the way with 18 points, but the Timberwolves shot 56 percent compared to the Rockets 47 percent. The Rockets did try to stay in the game with their three-point shooting by gong 10-of-20, but the Timberwolves were able to counter that by going 20-of-23 from the free throw line.

The loss drops the Rockets record to 17-14 and a tie with the Memphis Grizzlies for fourth place in the Southwest Division.

For more on the Houston Rockets, check out The Dream Shake. For Minnesota Timberwolves news and notes, check out Canis Hoopus, and for all your NBA needs, head on over to SB Nation's NBA page.

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Rockets Vs. Timberwolves Halftime Score: Minnesota Leads Houston, 61-54

The Minnesota Timberwolves have an edge against the Houston Rockets since the Timberwolves have won the past two games the Rockets, and are leading at the half 61-54. Kevin Love is outplaying Luis Scola with 10 points and nine rebounds compared to Scola who has eight points and three rebounds in the first half. The Timberwolves are leading the Rockets in a high scoring game 61-54 at the break.

The leader for the Timberwolves so far is Nikola Pekovic who has 19 points, five rebounds and two blocked shots. As a team the Timberwolves are shooting a blistering 61 percent compared to the Rockets 47 percent.

Kevin Martin is leading the Rockets in scoring with 13 points at the half with the rest of the scoring being spread evenly across the team.

For more on the Houston Rockets, check out The Dream Shake. For Minnesota Timberwolves news and notes, check out Canis Hoopus, and for all your NBA needs, head on over to SB Nation's NBA page.

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Rockets Vs. Timberwolves: Game Preview, TV Info And More

Could Luis Scola and Kevin Love go for a third round? It's possible when Houston travels to Minnesota, who have won two straight against the Rockets.

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