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Timberwolves Fall to Rockets in Overtime 114-112

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Rookie Nick Johnson makes his only basket of the night with under a second left in overtime to lift the Rockets to a win.

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That was unexpectedly entertaining.

Key Dae will have a full recap later, this is your post-game thread.

The Wolves fought back in the fourth quarter from a double digit deficit to take a four point lead that didn't quite hold up as the Rockets forced overtime. After leveling the game at 112 with 16 seconds left on a Thad Young basket, the Rockets, without James Harden who fouled out in the 4th quarter, ran a high ball screen for Jason Terry, who passed to a cutting Nick Johnson to whom Zach LaVine couldn't recover, and he got the winner.

It was an exciting game, with the Wolves playing much better than they did Wednesday night. Seven Wolves finished in double figures, led by Shabazz Muhammad's 20, though he was strangely absent at the end of regulation and in overtime.

Zach LaVine, who did not look good early in this one, played frankly an excellent 2nd half and made several big plays, though did fall in love with his jumper a couple of times late. Still, it was a good performance. Andrew Wiggins, who was hampered by foul trouble all night trying to contain James Harden (37 points), came alive late with several big plays out of post up situations, reminding us yet again that I'm not very smart.

The Wolves won the turnover battle and the rebounding battle (14-7 on the offensive glass), and made seven more field goals than the Rockets. But the Rox had 12 threes to the Wolves 3, and made their free throws, and in the end it was enough.

We all deserved a win tonight. But it just didn't happen.

Still, it was a fun game in which the Wolves really competed.