The young and reconstructing Houston Rockets definitely looked their age in Wednesday’s regular-season opener at Minnesota, which led to a 124-106 loss ( box rating) to the Timberwolves. Karl-Anthony Towns led the method with 30 points and 10 rebounds, and the hosts were 34 in the 29 minutes played by their two-time All-Star.
Houston’s huge names of Christian Wood (16 points, 9 rebounds), Kevin Porter Jr. (11 points, 3 helps), and Jalen Green (9 points, 4 helps, 4 rebounds) all had reputable stat lines, however each was rather ineffective, shooting 40%or even worse from the field. Porter likewise had 9 turnovers.
The most effective efficiencies by the Rockets came off the bench, with veteran guard Eric Gordon scoring 15 points (3-of-4 on 3-pointers) in 23 minutes and novice huge guy Alperen Sengun including 11 points (75%FG), 6 rebounds, and 3 takes in 18 minutes. It wasn’t almost sufficient versus the Timberwolves (1-0), who likewise had 29 points from Anthony Edwards– the No. 1 total choice from the 2020 NBA draft.
Edwards, who linked on 6-of-12 from 3-point variety (50%), has the benefit of a complete year of NBA experience relative to Green, the No. 2 choice from the 2021 draft. That edge was clear in Minnesota.
See listed below for total highlights from Wednesday. Houston (0-1) returns to action Friday for its house opener versus Oklahoma City (0-1), with tipoff set for 7: 00 p.m. Central from Toyota.