WATCH: What to know about Thursday’s game
Posted On July 25, 2021
The Minnesota Timberwolves are off for their third straight game after being swept by the Houston Rockets in the first round of the playoffs.
It is the first time since Feb. 9 that the Timberwolves have lost in four straight.
Minnesota has dropped its last three meetings with Houston, including the season opener, which was the first game the Rockets played in their new arena.
The Timberwolves are 4-13 on the road since joining the NBA in 1997-98.
The Rockets had won six of their last seven games before Thursday’s matchup.
Kevin McHale scored a career-high 38 points for Minnesota.
The 76ers, who went 6-8 against the Timberwolves before the All-Star break, won their seventh straight game, which also snapped a six-game losing streak.
They had won three of four.
Philadelphia is 0-5 against the Wolves after losing its first five games.
The Sixers are 2-6 against the Thunder, and the Lakers are 0-6 vs. the Timberwolves.
Utah (4-11) is 0th in the NBA with a 21-18 record.
Sacramento (3-13) is 2nd with a 19-20 record.
The Clippers are 3-14 against the Nuggets, but have won three straight.
Detroit is 5-10 against the Rockets.
Utah is 4-11 against the Mavericks.
Orlando is 3-11 vs. Houston.
Philadelphia (3) is 6-4 at home and 3-5 at home against the Lakers.
Houston (8-11), Sacramento (11) and Minnesota (11-6) are 3 of 12 against the Clippers, who have won five straight and 12 of their past 13.
The Thunder are 7-2 at home with Westbrook scoring 29 points.
He’s averaging 27.6 points and 12.7 rebounds.
Russell Westbrook scored a season-high 35 points, 11 rebounds and six assists Wednesday, and he had 28 points and nine assists in Oklahoma City’s 105-100 victory over the Houston Hornets on Tuesday.
Oklahoma City is 0 for 6 in games against the NBA’s Western Conference, but it beat San Antonio in the second round.
The Spurs are 3 for 8 against the West.
San Antonio is 6 for 13 against the Western Conference.
San Francisco (5-11-1) is 3 for 10 against the league’s West, including 3 for 5 against Golden State.
Golden State is 1 for 12 against its division rivals.
Houston has lost four straight at home to the Thunder.
It has lost eight of nine at home.