2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
47-35, 4th in Northwest
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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach Mike D'Antoni says the Rockets haven't played well since clinching the top seed in late March. "It's been a long time, but tomorrow is the perfect opportunity," James Harden says.

Timberwolves came prepared in showdown with Rockets (1:05)

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Timberwolves brought Minnesota its first playoff basketball win since 2004. KAT on feeding off the fans energy in Target Center: "When you have fan support like that behind you, anything's possible. It's just humbling to see, knowing fans can be that elated, ecstatic, loving toward us, but just to see them buy into us that much, it's amazing."

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

KAT with high praise for Andrew Wiggins, who is leading the Timberwolves in scoring in the playoffs: "That's who he is. A lot of people doubt him and everything and he don't hear all the chatter and everything. He goes straight to the gym, he works on his craft every day. He's a tremendous worker and he goes in there every day and does his job. Regardless of the situation, he knows when his name is called, he'll hit those shots. We all have that same confidence in him."

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Karl Anthony Towns exploded for a series high 18 points after not attempting a single shot in the first quarter. The third-year center noted how remaining patient through this rough patch would lead to a big night: "I think it is a sense of patience for a while. First quarter, I don't think I shot a shot so I'm just letting the game come to me naturally instead of trying to rush and find shots. And then shots find me. Teammates were amazing. Jeff was out there balling, Derrick, Jimmy...Andrew. Everyone was just doing their job and games like that, the ball just seems to find me sometimes."

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose on what led to the Timberwolves flurry of 3-pointers (15), which included 10 in the second half: "We've got to adjust. They're giving us these shots so we have to make sure that we hit them. That's the playoffs. You adjust every game. You adjust every two games. It depends on the coach, the style of play and tonight we pushed the ball a little bit (faster)."

0:18

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Jimmy Butler: "I got tired of my teammates telling me to be more aggressive the past few days. So I was tonight."

1:07

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Chris Paul on what went wrong for the Rockets tonight. Keyword: Defense

Thibodeau says Butler 'brings a tenacity and toughness' (0:22)

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

The Timberwolves made as many 3's as the Rockets in Game 3. (15) That is Minnesota's 2nd most made 3's in a single game this season. Also the most ever in a playoff game, in Wolves franchise history.

Timberwolves cruise past Rockets in second half (1:29)
20h

PGE MIN game 3 win over HOU worth the wait

Adam Amin and Jon Barry share their final thoughts on the Timberwolves impressive game 3 win over the Rockets behind Jimmy Butler, Derrick Rose and Karl-Anthony Towns

20h

Butler, Towns lead T-wolves past Rockets 121-105 in Game 3

Jimmy Butler hit four 3-pointers among his 28 points and Karl-Anthony Towns snapped back from a bad start to the series with 18 points and 16 rebounds, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves past the Houston Rockets 121-105 in Game 3 on Saturday night for...

Wolves electrify Minnesota (0:57)
Butler says Wolves finally started to do their job (0:46)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Timberwolves' 121-105 rout of the Rockets is Minnesota's first playoff victory since Game 5 of the 2004 Western Conference finals.

Butler, Teague drain back-to-back 3-pointers (0:31)
Towns trolls Harden by searching for air balls (0:27)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Midway through the fourth quarter, Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns have both exceeded their point totals from the Timberwolves' two losses in Houston.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Timberwolves defense on James Harden has been really good in the second half. Harden airballs his second 3-pointer of the half, held to 3-8 from behind the arc tonight.

D-Rose muscles in layup, Towns flexes on bench (0:19)
Towns fired up after bucket and foul (0:21)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Timberwolves took a 12-point lead by scoring 35 in the third quarter. It was by far the most productive quarter of the series for Karl-Anthony Towns, who had eight points in the frame, matching his Game 1 total.

Team Stats

Points Per Game109.58th
Rebounds Per Game42.024th
Assists Per Game22.718th
Points Allowed107.317th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-184735.573
2016-173151.378
2015-162953.354
2014-151666.195
2013-144042.488