Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves - 4/15/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

What's my name again? Rockets' Jackson 'anonymous' in NBA debut

Minnesota seems to be healthy with their main players. Look how he puts Harden to sleep and blows by him for the scoop shot here. "The Houston Rockets defensive rating is the sixth in the National Basketball Association and I'm just trying to convince you to vote for Harden who deserves to win the MVP".

Dating back to 2014, Houston has gone 14-1 straight up in its past 15 meetings with Minnesota and covered the spread in all four games between the teams this season, according to the OddsShark NBA Database. While Houston was struggling to find their historic range, their big man was stepping up inside, dominating and keeping the team on top. "And we're going to have to make some shots".

Even when breaking down the big men in this series, Capela isn't the first to come to mind.

Andrew Wiggins had a fairly disappointing season. He has the best collection of team mates he has ever had and he is in the form of his life.

"He's got to be more active", Thibodeau said. Of particular concern is the Wolves' defensive rebounding percentage against the Rockets, which is.736. Tucker made a 3 for the Rockets after that, but Minnesota used a 6-1 spurt, with 3s from Wiggins and Teague, to go back on top 62-58.

If Houston gets hot from downtown, it's game over for the T-Wolves. Rose also head fakes Harden (Teague's defender) into thinking he's going to make the outlet pass to Taj Gibson. The two teams faced off four times during the regular season, with the Rocket sweeping the series 4-0.

The Rockets led 54-47 at halftime.

After a long 14 years of not making the playoffs, the Minnesota Timberwolves clinched a spot after a win-or-go-home game against the Denver Nuggets. The Timberwolves, meanwhile, tout a below-average defense and ranked dead last in both 3-pointers made (8.0) and attempted (22.5). Houston is tied for 18 in rebounding with 43.5 boards per game and tied for 26 with 21.5 assists a night. D'Antoni said there was a chance he could return for Game 2, but that he would know more in the next couple of days.

3-point shooting - This game will be a battle of two contrasting offenses.

Paul on tying a season-high with six turnovers: "I think the worst thing was the turnovers". He displayed every move from his offensive repertoire: off-the-dribble three-pointers, pick and rolls, alley-oop assists, paint penetrations, aesthetic footwork and even dunking. The nightmares had by his opposition pre and post-game served as the inspiration for the latest colorway of the Adidas Harden Vol. 2. The Rockets are just 13-8 without him (52-9 with him).

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Ford set to take Mustang racing next year
Unsurprisingly, the United States remains the Mustang's largest market with 81,866 units registered a year ago . Ford Mustang will enter NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series and it takes place of Fusion.

Oreo is now installed on 4.6% of Android devices
The team found its results with an automatic test that detects how data is handled in Android apps. "There's no way for the average consumer to tell an app can do this", Egelman told NBC News.

Stormy Daniels Releases Composite Sketch of Man She Claims Threatened Her
Second, she knew if she went to police she'd have to explain why someone would be threatening her to stay away from Donald Trump . Social media users on Tuesday had fun with the sketch Stormy Daniels released of the man she says threatened her in 2011.

Speaker Ryan departure sparks unrest, GOP fears losing House
To do so, they would have to pick up at least 23 seats in the 435-member House. "I took it reluctantly. I have no regrets whatsoever for having accepted this responsibility".

Other news