Key player for Game 4: Timberwolves vs. Rockets

Timberwolves Blast Rockets

The Houston Rockets had the best record in the National Basketball Association during the regular season and are the top seed in the West.

Bench play - It seems odd to say, but the Timberwolves' bench has outplayed their Rockets counterparts in two out of the three games.

"I'd say [the past] couple months we haven't played really well", D'Antoni said before Sunday's practice, a day after a 121-105 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves that trimmed the Rockets" series lead to 2-1.

Harden and co beat the Golden State Warriors to the No.1 seed in the stacked Western Conference, setting up a playoff clash with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Thunder are the more talented team and, with renewed focus, I expect them to even the series.

For two games, the Timberwolves came up short of their first playoff win since 2004. And as previously mentioned, Capela could also see a bit more touches after getting just 15 points on 12 shots combined in the last two games. The Rockets will need Gordon - or another breakout performance from Gerald Green - in order to reclaim control of this series.

More news: Kylie Jenner Just Shared The Cutest Videos Of Baby Stormi

James Harden bounced back from his terrible Game 2 shooting performance to record 29 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, but it wasn't almost enough. Jeff Teague chipped in with 23 points to help Minnesota grab its first postseason victory in 14 years. It's unlikely that Minnesota will shoot as well from the perimeter as they did in Game 3.

"We've just got to make sure we're rallying everybody else around us and making sure that they're in good spirits and always confident in their shot".

Rockets superstar and leading NBA MVP candidate James Harden who was described by Turner Network Television (TNT) analyst Charles Barkley as unguardable, topscored for the Rockets with 29 points 9-for-21 from the field and 3-for-8 from 3-point arc. Nonetheless, that is a lot of components to pull together for Minnesota, and if the Rockets regain their rhythm before the rest of the series, you can pretty much discount Minnesota's future playoff hopes all together.

Game 4 tips off Monday night in Minnesota.

Related News:

  • N25m, N12m SUV, N20m gifts… all Miracle's winnings from BBNaija

    N25m, N12m SUV, N20m gifts… all Miracle's winnings from BBNaija

    Miracle was a force to be reckoned with when it came to the games and competitions in the Big Brother Naija house. Concise News reported that Miracle won among other prizes the N45 million grand prize on Sunday.
    Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho in focus

    Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho in focus

    Pochettino has now suffered a League Cup final defeat and successive FA Cup semi-final losses with Tottenham . If we split the match into periods we were the best team for many of these periods.
    Alabama lands coveted 4-star QB commit from younger Tagovailoa

    Alabama lands coveted 4-star QB commit from younger Tagovailoa

    Now, with Hurts on the White team, Jones will get his chance to shine as the first quarterback on the Crimson team. It's all family with me and the coaches like [assistant coach Tosh Lupoi] and all the other guys.
  • Meghan Markle Looks Stunning in Stella McCartney

    Meghan Markle Looks Stunning in Stella McCartney

    Markle's concert-ready getup consisted of a fitted navy cape dress by Stella McCartney and blue suede Manolo Blahnik heels. Sting and Shaggy were joined by acts like Kylie Minogue , Shawn Mendes and Sir Tom Jones who were also in the line-up.
    Korea's decision to stop nuclear tests

    Korea's decision to stop nuclear tests

    United Nations chief Antonio Guterres hailed Kim's announcement as "a positive step forward" on the path towards denuclearisation. The planned encounter follows months of warming relations since Kim held out an olive branch in his New Year's Day speech.
    Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 7 Plus listed on e-commerce websites

    Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 7 Plus listed on e-commerce websites

    Hence, in case if you plan to avail Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco , remember the above mentioned details to avail best deals. ICICI credit and debit card customers buying either of the phones can avail a 10% cash back for a limited period.
  • Customs union debate in Commons on Thursday; Lords voted in support

    Customs union debate in Commons on Thursday; Lords voted in support

    The Prime Minister's spokesman played down its significance, saying Thursday's event was a "routine backbench business debate". Questions on the Customs Union arise as the EU rejects the UK's proposals for the Irish border after Brexit.
    Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sarksyan resigns after two weeks of mass protests

    Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sarksyan resigns after two weeks of mass protests

    Mr Sargsyan served two consecutive terms as president of Armenia, starting in 2008 and ending on 9 April this year. The street movement was against me. "I am fulfilling your demand", he said in a statement quoted by the BBC .
    Kawhi Leonard Expected to Miss Remainder of Postseason

    Kawhi Leonard Expected to Miss Remainder of Postseason

    Four of the five starters for the Warriors (Iguodala, Thompson, Green, Durant, and Green) all finished with at least five assists. Thompson and Durant will again combine for 50-plus points, and will lead the Warriors to a 3-0 series lead with a 111-103 win.
  • Russia, China to obstruct USA attempt to sabotage Iran nuclear deal

    We had the moral obligations, we had promised not to do it some 10 years ago, I think, upon the request of our known partners. The country has become a congested war zone in which multiple nations are fielding forces to pursue differing interests.

    NFL Network's Mike Mayock says Giants control the draft at No. 2

    Perhaps most famous recently was the Washington Redskins' drafting Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins in the same class. Both Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston are quality starters, and Jared Goff and Carson Wentz look like stars.
    Khloe Kardashian praises sisters for being phenomenal moms

    Khloe Kardashian praises sisters for being phenomenal moms

    We also reported that once Khloe can fly she is going to L.A. with the baby and without Tristan as soon as she is able to travel. Ignoring the allegations, Khloe chose to focus on the positives - the support she has had from her sisters.


Most liked

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 May Get Battle Royale Mode Instead
The success of PUBG has sent virtually every publisher sprinting to build new games or convert old ones with new combat modes. According to the sources, Black Ops 4 will bring more multiplayer games, as well as the popular Zombie mode we all love.

London Marathon 2018: Mo Farah breaks British marathon record
McFadden had been forced to miss racing in London past year after surgery for blood clots and was glad to be back. After nine miles Keitany and main rival Dibaba were 25 seconds ahead of Radcliffe's time.

OnePlus 6 with Ceramic Back Panel Teased Ahead of its Official launch
Along with the regular version, OnePlus will introduce an Avengers-themed variant, which will be available in limited quantities. The base model of OnePlus 6 with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage is expected to be priced between Rs 36,999 and Rs 39,999.

Door to US-China trade talks seems to open after IMF meeting
China retaliated with tariffs of its own on USA imports, particularly from the agriculture and metal industries. Mnuchin said he discussed Xi's proposals with Chinese officials.

Coachella 2018: Beyoncé reigns at 'Beychella'
Colombian singer J Balvin joined Beyonce on stage for " Mi Gente ", a song they played without him last week. Mother-of-three Beyonce later shared several images from her performance on her Instagram account.

Melania Trump's first state dinner will feature a nod to the Clintons
Their wives, as well as current first lady Melania Trump were also there to pay respects to Barbara Bush . The White House said this week he wanted to avoid disrupting the service with added security.

Milwaukee Bucks fans chant "Bucks in 6" at end of Game 3
Seemingly defenseless in their most recent loss, the Milwaukee Bucks found their footing in the playoffs at the Bradley Center. Rozier ended up with just nine points, two rebounds , nine assists , and two steals on 2-7 shooting with five turnovers.

Minnesota prosecutor won't file charges in Prince's death
Surveillance footage showed the bodyguard Johnson at a Walgreens, picking up a prescription hours before Prince's death. It was announced this week that no charges would be made in relation to the music icon's death.

Maker of Failed Southwest Airlines Engine Calls for Closer Inspections
An FAA spokesman said the agency disputed that it had not agreed with European regulators on the response to the engine issue. The engine explosion on Southwest Airlines flight 1380 on Tuesday was caused by a fan blade that broke off, the FAA said.

Justice Department Probes US Wireless Carriers' Work on SIM Card Alternative
AT&T said it's aware of the investigation and has provided information to the government in response to its requests. The probe is also looking into whether industry standards organization GSMA was part of the collusion.

17-year-old student shot during anti-gun violence walkout in Florida
Once all students were off campus, authorities began conducting a more methodical search of the campus. Nikolas Cruz, 19, faces the death penalty if convicted in that Valentine's Day shooting.

All Set For A Legal Battle Between Pawan Kalyan And Srini Raju
While Sri Reddy has now apologised to Pawan but the man is no mood to spare anyone who abused his mother. Interestingly, Pawan Kalyan himself posted the notice on his Twitter account.

Greitens charged with second felony after AG investigation into veterans charity
On Tuesday, Greitens tweeted that he would not be resigning the governorship and said he will be proven innocent in court. "St. Greitens bluntly rejected the new count against him, suggesting that the prosecutor was scrambling to shore up her case.

Boston Stores announces going out of business sales
The stores operate under different names, including Younkers, Boston Store and Carson's. Two firms were recently put at the head of the liquidation process for all locations.

Iran's Moves in Syria Raise Risk of Conflict With Israel
Israeli F-15s will stay in country after Tehran threatens Israel for attacking Iranian forces in Syria last week. The Iranian presence in Syria may pose the most hard and complicated threat to Israel in half a century.