NBA playoffs

Game 2 preview: Rockets vs. Timberwolves

James Harden scored 44 in Game 1. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Place: Toyota Center.


Line: Rockets -10.5.

Series: Rockets lead 1-0 after winning Game 1 104-101.

The breakdown: Outside of James Harden, the Rockets were a mess in Game 1. Chris Paul had a season high six turnovers, and the non-Harden Rockets shot 3 of 25 from the 3-point arc. Minnesota got surprising production from its bench, specifically Derek Rose, who scored 16. Karl-Anthony Towns, who has too many first names, scored just eight points.

What to watch: Paul should play much better, and the Rockets can’t be as bad shooting the basketball. Towns should be better for Minnesota, but this is a bad matchup for the Wolves.

Prediction: The Rockets get it together in this one and roll to an easy 2-0 lead before the series shifts to Minnesota.


Most Popular

SportsMap Emails
Are Awesome

Listen Live

Composite photo by Jack Brame

The Houston Texans will be among as many as 9 NFL teams in the off-season looking to fill their head coaching vacancy. Where does that opportunity rank among those 9? Make sure you watch the video above as we break it all down.

Presented by Fitz Roofing.

SportsMap Emails
Are Awesome