2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
47-35, 4th in Northwest
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Are Cavs Fans Confident In This Win?

Dan Le Batard, Papi and Pablo Torre question how we should feel about the Cavaliers barely beating the Pacers, what the *bleep* is going on with Karl-Anthony Towns, recap Donovan Mitchell's performance last night and more.


Assessing the playoffs through two games

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon, Andrew Han and Kevin Arnovitz discuss the Rockets-Wolves series (3:00), the Cavs (12:00), what’s going on with the Wizards (26:55), the Blazers (36:30), the Jazz (43:20) and Sixers-Heat (53:50).

Stephen A.: 'Towns looks awful' (1:54)

Todd McShay talks NFL draft

Todd McShay joins the Get Up crew to break down Shaquem Griffin and other NFL prospects' chances. Plus, will Baker Mayfield's recent comments hurt his draft stock?

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1dTim MacMahon

KAT: 'Can't be frustrated' by poor playoff start

Karl-Anthony Towns, who is off to a historically poor postseason start for a player of his pedigree, said he's focused on wins, not stats, as the Timberwolves fell into a 2-0 hole against the Rockets.


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Karl-Anthony Towns on pressure to prove himself on playoff stage: "I just go out here and I just try to find ways to win. I'm not looking for statistics and all that hype and glory and all that BS that doesn't matter. "

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni: "We haven't played very well so far."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Likely MVP James Harden went 2-of-18 from the floor and the Rockets blew out the Timberwolves anyway to take a 2-0 series lead. Chris Paul (27 points, 8 assists) and Gerald Green (21 points, 12 rebounds) starred for Houston.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Karl-Anthony Towns, who played only five minutes in the second half, will finish with five points on 2-of-9 shooting. He has a total of 13 points in two playoff games.

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Karl Anthony Towns has played just 4 minutes in the 2nd half, and has not taken a shot since the 1st quarter. Probably will not return to this one. He's sitting on 5 points on 2 of 9 shooting.

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

Rockets up 80-58 after 3. The numbers tell you this should be a close game. Houston shooting 35% while Minnesota is shooting 37%. Big difference, Rockets have taken 75 shots, and Wolves have taken just 57.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden jumped off the Rockets bench when Minnesota's Nemanja Bjelica ran over Chris Paul near the sideline. Houston athletic trainer Keith Jones grabbed Harden to make sure he didn't confront Bjelica.

Stefano Fusaro ESPN 

James Harden is 2 of 17 from the floor, the Rockets are shooting just 34%, but somehow Houston is still leading Minnesota by 19 late in the 3rd quarter. Tonight has been about the supporting cast that was absent in Game 1. Ariza with 11, Green with 15 off the bench. Paul leading all scorers with 18.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden is 1-of-12 from the floor and the Rockets still have a 15-point halftime lead.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets other than James Harden were 3-of-25 from 3-point range in Game 1. Gerald Green is 4-of-7 tonight.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Karl-Anthony Towns has matched his Game 1 shot total midway through the second quarter, but he has only 5 points on 2-of-9 shooting.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

What a wretched shooting first quarter for the Rockets: 5-25 FG, 2-10 3s. Houston's 18 points is only two more than its lowest-scoring first quarter of the season.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns is significantly more active and involved early in Game 2. After attempting only nine shots in the Game 1 loss, Towns got up five shots in the first seven minutes.

Wiggins splits defenders for dunk (0:15)

Jon Scher ESPN.com 

It was very red inside Toyota Center before Game 2 of Rockets-Wolves.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets F Luc Mbah a Moute said his dislocated right shoulder is "much better than last time." He missed a month earlier this season, but he doesn't expect to be out as long this time. He declined to be specific about a timetable but indicated the second round is a possibility.

Team Stats

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

Team History