SECOND ROUND BOUND!

Harden, Capela lead balanced attack as Rockets finish Wolves 4-1

For the second straight year, the Rockets are moving on to the Western Conference Semifinals. James Harden led another third-quarter beatdown and Clint Capela was a beast as the Rockets finished off the Minnesota Timberwolves 122-104 to take a 4-1 series victory. The Rockets will play in the second round against the Utah Jazz or Oklahoma City Thunder, with the Jazz leading that series 3-2. Harden scored 15 of his 24 points in the third, adding 12 assists for the game while Capela hit 12-14 shots for 26 points and 15 rebounds. Unlike the first three games of the series, the role players knocked down their triples with Trevor Ariza and PJ Tucker combining to connect on 9-14 from downtown. Eric Gordon (19 points) was big off the bench. Chris Paul couldn't hit anything from deep (0-for-8), but he was 6-8 inside the arc and added nine assists.

Houston Rockets News

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018
Podcast: Rockets finish off Wolves, prep for Jazz or Thunder By Clutch
Dave Hardisty talks to MK Bower about the series win over Minnesota and the possible matchups in the second round.
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MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018
Hit some open threes and everything will change for Rockets By Clutch
The Rockets are struggling from long range in their first-round series and it starts with that open corner three.
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SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018
Houston Rockets 2018 Playoff Intro Video By Clutch
Before Game 1 against Minnesota, the Rockets ran their new player intro video for the 2018 Playoffs.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018
Basketball: The Musical By Jeff Balke
Daryl Morey’s Small Ball is complicated, subtle and really, really funny.
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018
The Rockets will host the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round of the playoffs By Clutch
Houston was 4-0 this year against Minnesota, winning by an average margin of 16+ points.
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TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018
Luc Mbah a Moute dislocates right shoulder in game against Lakers By Clutch
With nothing to play for, the Rockets just needed to stay healthy... but they took a major blow with Mbah a Moute suffering a shoulder injury.
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TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2018
Daryl Morey Takes Small Ball to the Stage By Jeff Balke
Rockets GM combines love of basketball and musical theater in new Catastrophic Theatre production.
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SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2018
How the West playoff matchups could best align for the Rockets By Clutch
There's nothing left for the Rockets to play for, but there's still plenty for Houston fans to watch for in the Western Conference.
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