GAME 1 RECAP

Impact player

James Harden, Houston

The All-Star guard turned in an MVP-caliber performance, scoring a game-high 44 points on 15-for-26 shooting and also collecting eight assists.

By the NUMBERS

24-8 Points by which Rockets center Clint Capela outscored Wolves center Karl-Anthony Towns. Capela added 12 rebounds for a double-double.

47-37 Rebounding edge for the Wolves, led by Towns’ 12 and Jeff Teague’s nine.

STAFF REPORTS