Team RankingPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Southwest Division114.1 (1st)105.4 (4th)
Western Conference2nd7th
NBA2nd12th

Last Game

Fri, February 23
Toyota Center
TV: ESPN
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MIN102Final120HOU

Players of the Game

TimberwolvesRockets
K. Towns (C)J. Harden (SG)
PTS1831
REB132
AST39

Schedule

Tue Jan 30
W 114 - 107ORL
RECAP
Thu Feb 1
W 102 - 91@SA
RECAP
Sat Feb 3
W 120 - 88@CLE
RECAP
Tue Feb 6
W 123 - 113@BKN
RECAP
Wed Feb 7
W 109 - 101@MIA
RECAP
Fri Feb 9
W 130 - 104DEN
RECAP
Sun Feb 11
W 104 - 97DAL
RECAP
Tue Feb 13
W 126 - 108@MIN
RECAP
Wed Feb 14
W 100 - 91SAC
RECAP
Fri Feb 23
W 120 - 102MIN
RECAP
Sun Feb 25
8:00 pm ET
@DEN
Mon Feb 26
9:00 pm ET
@UTA
Wed Feb 28
10:30 pm ET
@LAC
Sat Mar 3
8:30 pm ET
ABCBOS
Tue Mar 6
8:00 pm ET
TNT@OKC
Wed Mar 7
8:00 pm ET
@MIL
Fri Mar 9
7:30 pm ET
@TOR
Sun Mar 11
7:00 pm ET
@DAL
Mon Mar 12
8:00 pm ET
SA
Thu Mar 15
8:00 pm ET
LAC

Standings

WEST
Southwest
CONF
W-L
Overall
W-L
Houston27-845-13
San Antonio20-1535-25
New Orleans15-1932-26
Memphis15-2218-39
Dallas10-2918-41
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Rockets' Eric Gordon: Officially out Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gordon (illness) has officially been ruled out for Friday's tilt verus the Timberwolves, Craig Ackerman of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.

Gordon turned up on the injury report a few hours before tip-off due to an illness, and has now ultimately been ruled out for the contest. Gerald Green and Joe Johnson both figure to see increased run off the bench in his absence. His next opportunity to return to the court will be Sunday versus the Nuggets.

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Rockets' Luc Mbah a Moute: To come off bench Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mbah a Moute, due to the return of Trevor Ariza (hamstring), will head back to the bench for Friday's contest against the Timberwolves, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports.

Mbah a Moute has started just 14 of his 40 appearances this season, so his shift to the bench as a result of Ariza's return doesn't come as a surprise. When coming off the pine, Mbah a Moute has posted 6.6 points and 3.1 rebounds across 24.0 minutes per contest.

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Rockets' Eric Gordon: Questionable due to illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gordon is considered questionable to play Friday against the Timberwolves due to an illness, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Gordon missed the Rockets' last game before the break with a minor knee injury, but now it's an illness that's landed him on the injury report. Coach Mike D'Antoni implied that Gordon could end up being close to a true game-time call, but if he sits out, both Gerald Green and Joe Johnson could pick up increased minutes off the bench.

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Rockets' Trevor Ariza: Will join starting five Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ariza (hamstring) will re-enter the starting lineup for Friday's contest against the Timberwolves, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports. Luc Mbah a Moute will be pushed to the bench as a result.

Ariza has missed the team's past nine contests while nursing a strained left hamstring, but the All-Star break apparently allowed enough time for him to recover. Assuming he's not under any restrictions, he'll likely jump back into his usual 35.0-minute per game role, where he's averaged 12.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.7 threes, 1.6 assists and 1.5 steals.

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Rockets' Luc Mbah a Moute: Likely bound for bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni seemed to suggest that Mbah a Moute would return to a bench role Friday against the Timberwolves, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. Initially, when D'Antoni was asked if he would stick with starting lineup he used prior to the All-Star break featuring Mbah a Moute on the top unit, he said, "No." He then amended that to, "I don't know. We'll see."

Despite D'Antoni's lack of a commitment regarding a lineup change, it seems highly likely that Trevor Ariza (hamstring), who is now healthy after missing the past nine games, will displace Mbah a Moute as the team's top small forward. Though the Rockets have benefited from Mbah a Moute's strong defense and improved outside shooting when he's been in the lineup, winning in 13 of his 14 starts, the team has found similar success with Ariza on the top unit this season. No matter how the lineup shakes out Friday, Mbah a Moute, who averaged 9.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.1 treys and 0.9 steals in 31.8 minutes per contest over Ariza's nine-game absence, is almost certainly looking at a steady downturn in playing time, and consequently, fantasy value. Along with the return of Ariza, the addition of trade-deadline pickup Joe Johnson gives the Rockets another quality forward option that Mbah a Moute will have to fight for minutes.

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2017-18 Team Leaders
PPGJames Harden, SG31.3
RPGClint Capela, C11.1
APGJames Harden, SG9
FG%Clint Capela, C65.4
FT%Chris Paul, PG90.7
3P%Chris Paul, PG39.7
BLOCKSClint Capela, C96
STEALSJames Harden, SG88
MPGJames Harden, SG35.8
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