Impact player

James Harden, Houston

He missed his first seven shots. But he finished 12-for-26 for 36 points, with 22 of those points coming in the Rockets’ 50-point third quarter. He added four rebounds, four steals and three assists.


50 The second-most points scored by a team in one quarter in NBA playoff history. It’s just one short of the 51 the Los Angeles Lakers scored in a loss to Detroit on March 31, 1962.

61-21 Scoring edge the Rockets' starting backcourt had over Wolves starters Jeff Teague, Jimmy Butler.

19-5 Houston’s edge on points off turnovers.

50-49 Score at halftime

100-69 Score after three

Kent Youngblood