Rockets-Timberwolves Preview

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It will be a meeting between two of the league's top scoring offenses when the Houston Rockets (109.7 PPG) go head-to-head against the Minnesota Timberwolves (107.3 PPG). The Rockets are playing well to begin the season, entering today's game with a record of 8-5. Likewise, the visiting Timberwolves also look to continue to move further above .500, entering today's game with an 8-6 record. This game will begin at 8:00 pm EST and FSN-N and CSN-HOU will be providing coverage of the contest.

After their disappointing 123-120 loss to the Mavericks, the Rockets are looking to avoid a repeat performance. Despite the loss, Dwight Howard earned his eighth double-double of the year. He recorded 33 points and 11 rebounds for the Rockets. Meanwhile, the Timberwolves are coming off a big win over the Nets, 111-81. Kevin Love was one of the leaders and claimed his 13th double-double so far this year, posting 17 points and 16 rebounds.

It will be a showdown of strength against strength, as the high-powered offense of Houston (fifth in the NBA with an offensive efficiency of 106.5) takes on the top-notch defense of Minnesota (fourth in the league with a defensive efficiency of 58.7). The Timberwolves should also expect to protect the ball well. They rank third at avoiding errors (TO% of 13.7%). Conversely, the Rockets force the third-fewest turnovers in the league (opponents' TO% of 16.6%).

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