If you want to win in the NBA, you've gotta win the 4th quarter. Coach Kevin McHale's Houston Rockets won the 4th quarter Monday night at the Target Center, 31-21, and won the game 107-92. Houston took the early lead, but the Timberwolves fought back to lead 70-65 late in the 3rd. From there it was all Houston--or, at least, it was 42-22 Houston. The Wolves went down pretty much without a whimper.
Player of the Day
Kevin Love scored 39 points on 13-of-19 shooting (68 percent). His teammates shot 20-for-61 (33 percent). Luke Ridnour and Anthony Randolph combined to shoot 10-of-19 (53 percent). The rest of the Wolves shot 10-for-42 (24 percent).
Coach of the Day
Who else but Minnesota native Kevin McHale, owner of a 7 game NBA winning streak.