Impact player

James Harden

He delivered his second triple-double this season, a 31-point, 11-rebound, 10-assist night that made him the first Rocket since Steve Francis in 2001-02 to have multiple triple-doubles in a season. His four blocks also tied a career high.

By the numbers

3 Wolves rookie Andrew Wiggins' career 30-point games after Monday's 30-point night on 12-for-24 shooting.

29 Minutes for newly acquired forward Adreian Payne in his first career start at power forward. That's nine more minutes than he played all season with Atlanta. His 11 points (on 4-for-15 shooting) and 10 rebounds were his first career double-double, too.

18-3 Rockets' record against teams with losing records.

36 points off the bench for Houston, compared to just 10 for the Wolves. Only three Wolves saw significant time off the bench.

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