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The Timberwolves have new life after picking up their first playoff win since 2004 in Game 3, and will look to carry that momentum into Monday’s Game 4. The Rockets, on the other hand, will look to take a 3-1 lead with the hopes of closing out the series in Houston in Game 5.
As a team, the Rockets shot 45 percent from the field and 15 of 41 from the three-point line but they let themselves down defensively, particularly in the second half where they were outscored by 69-54.
Butler, the Wolves’ top defender, finished with a team-high 28 points on 10-of-19 shooting and knocked down 4-of-6 three-point attempts as the Wolves’ equaled the Rockets’ 15 three-pointers, one game after Minnesota only made five three-point shots. The Wolves’-a team known for their good offense and atrocious defense-leading scorer was Nemanja Bjelica who scored 16. “That’s an energy game, and that’s what we’ve got to do”.
Aldrich grew up in nearby Bloomington, Minnesota, and was a teenager in 2004 when the Timberwolves – coached by another Minnesota native in Flip Saunders and featuring the star trio of Kevin Garnett, Latrell Sprewell and Sam Cassell – made the best playoff run in franchise history. But Teague countered by pointing out the Wolves also have no previous experience overcoming offensive struggles. The Timberwolves had no chance to win Game 2 on Wednesday, proving again that an early lead in the National Basketball Association means very little.