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Minnesota Timberwolves (47-35)


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L 101-104
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@ Hou 
L 82-102
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W 121-105
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Wolves top Rockets 121-105 in Game 3, cut series lead to 2-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota's slow-to-develop, up-and-down defense has finally started to shine, against this high-octane Houston team no less.

There's been no wait quite like the one for a win by the Timberwolves in the playoffs, though.

Jimmy Butler hit four 3-pointers among his 28 points and Karl-Anthony Towns snapped back from a bad start to the series with 18 points and 16 rebounds, leading the Timberwolves past the Rockets 121-105 in Game 3 on Saturday night for their first postseason victory in 14 years.

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Leaders
Points: Jimmy Butler22.2
Rebounds: Karl-Anthony Towns12.3
Assists: Jeff Teague7.0
FG%: Taj Gibson57.7%
Steals: Jimmy Butler1.97
Blocks: Karl-Anthony Towns1.40
Defense (Rank)
Points: 107.3 (17)
Rebounds: 41.8 (3)
Assists: 23.9 (21)
FG%: 47.5% (29)
FT%: 77.9% (24)
3P%: 36.6% (18)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 109.5 (8)
Rebounds: 42.0 (24)
Assists: 22.7 (19)
FG%: 47.6% (5)
FT%: 80.4% (2)
3P%: 35.7% (19)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Portland 49 33 .598 --
x-Oklahoma City 48 34 .585 1.0
x-Utah 48 34 .585 1.0
x-Minnesota 47 35 .573 2.0
Denver 46 36 .561 3.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/8/2018 Derrick Rose Signed as Free Agent
3/1/2018 Shabazz Muhammad Waived
1/15/2018 Amile Jefferson Signed as Free Agent Two-Way Contract
10/14/2017 Amile Jefferson Waived
10/14/2017 Melo Trimble Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
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