Since James Harden’s departure from Houston, the 2 sides have been on very totally different trajectories. Harden is main a super-team in Brooklyn that has its eyes set on a championship, whereas the Rockets have suffered by way of one in all their worst stretches in franchise historical past.
Their 20-game shedding streak mercifully got here to an finish earlier this week with a win over the Raptors, which they instantly adopted up with a blowout loss to the Hornets. However on Friday night time, it seemed like their fortunes had been as soon as once more taking a flip for the higher as they held a large lead over the Timberwolves within the fourth quarter.
What occurred subsequent may have Rockets followers scratching their heads for a while. With Karl-Anthony Cities main the best way (29 factors, 16 rebounds, eight assists), Minnesota held Houston scoreless for the ultimate 7:31 of the sport as they went on a 22-Zero run to steal a 107-101 victory.
Timberwolves went on a 22-Zero run for the comeback win over the Rockets 🤯 pic.twitter.com/fjyOEPQTmB
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 27, 2021
The Rockets missed 13 consecutive photographs, as they merely couldn’t discover a option to get a desperately wanted bucket to the cease the bleeding. Cities, in the meantime, was displaying off the total repertoire, with a couple of of these eight assists coming off of some stunning dimes.
the behind-the-head assists have gotten commonplace pic.twitter.com/05NaBCJaaa
— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) March 27, 2021
the V 👀 I 👀 S 👀 I 👀 O 👀 N pic.twitter.com/HqXLVJ7PFT
— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) March 25, 2021
The Wolves additionally obtained 14 factors from Jaden McDaniels, who was good from the sector, and 19 factors and 9 boards from Juancho Hernangomez. Christian Wooden led the best way for the Rockets with 24 factors and 9 rebounds, however was 0-of-5 on his shot makes an attempt within the fourth quarter. John Wall was likewise 0-of-6 within the ultimate interval and a brutal 6-of-25 general to complete with 14 factors.