Timberwolves halt red-hot Rockets’ NBA win streak
Los Angeles (AFP) – Andrew Wiggins scored a team high 28 points as the Minnesota Timberwolves snapped the Houston Rockets nine-game winning streak with a 119-105 NBA victory at the Target Center arena.
Karl-Anthony Towns on Wednesday tallied 23 points and 18 rebounds to post his ninth consecutive double-double and Ricky Rubio had 10 points and tied his career high with 17 assists in the Timberwolves’ second straight win.
“I’m not going to joke with you,” said Canadian Wiggins. “When we got to the fourth quarter with that kind of lead, you can’t let it slide.
“We did a great job of just making sure we kept the lead and stayed disciplined, and did what we needed to do.”
“Tonight we learned a lesson and we kept attacking, especially running back on defense,” said Rubio.
The Timberwolves were without third-leading scorer Zach LaVine.
James Harden had 33 points, six rebounds and 12 assists for Houston, which had…