They should also limit the Western Conference top seeds from shooting three's - they are one of two teams to have recorded over 1,000 three-pointers this season and they have also scored twice as many three's than the Timberwolves per game.
For the first time since 2004, the Wolves are in the playoffs. Jimmy Butler led the Timberwolves with 31 points in the win.
Jimmy Butler had no interest in divulging any information regarding the wrap he had on his wrist prior to Game 1 of the playoffs on Sunday.
Their return to the NBA Playoffs.
The schedule is set for the first round of the NBA Playoffs as the Minnesota Timberwolves will take on the Houston Rockets. The Rockets own a 76-40 lead in the all-time regular season series and have won six straight meetings with four coming this season: that includes a 129-120 road win in the last matchup on March 18.
Minnesota won their final three games of the season to make the playoffs, capped by the victor moves on, loser goes home contest with the Nuggets. Russell Westbrook added 29 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. The Minnesota Timberwolves are averaging 109.5 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Towns had 12 rebounds and two assists. Their "reward" was a date with the top-seeded Rockets. Andrew Wiggins is third on Minnesota with 17.7 points plus 4.4 boards a game. Butler suffered a torn meniscus against the Rockets February 23: he underwent surgery on the 25 and returned April 6 against the Lakers. Last season, the Wolves would have been tied for the sixth spot with 47 wins.
Tonight's late Rockets vs Timberwolves game will be televised exclusively on the TNT cable TV channel. Capela had 20 points and 10 rebounds at halftime, but was limited in the second half and added just four more points and two rebounds. That Wolves team got swept, and many outside of the Twin Cities expect that again this time around. Saunders passed two days before the start of the National Basketball Association season, before he had a chance to see the number one overall pick who'd become part of his family play a game in Minnesota.