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.