Wolves-Rockets to play Game 1 on Sunday

Houston averaged 122.8 points against the Wolves in the regular season.
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The best-of-seven series between the Wolves and Rockets will tip off Sunday at 8 p.m. at Houston's Toyota Center. 

Minnesota, sneaking into the playoffs as the 8-seed, was swept in four regular season games by the 1-seed Rockets. Houston won each of the first three games by 18 points and then dumped the Wolves by 9 points in their most recent meeting. 

  • Game 1: Wolves at Rockets, 8 p.m., Sunday (TNT)
  • Game 2: Wolves at Rockets, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday (TNT)
  • Game 3: Rockets at Wolves, 6:30 p.m. Saturday (ESPN)
  • Game 4: Rockets at Wolves, 7 p.m. April 23 (TNT) 

Game 5, 6, and 7 are tentatively (and if necessary) scheduled for April 25, 27 and 29, respectively. 

Games 5 and 7 would be in Houston while Game 6 would be in Minnesota. 


Wolves win in OT, end unbearable playoff drought at 13 years

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Houston, fresh off a franchise record 65-17 regular season, demolished the Wolves in four regular season games, averaging 122.8 points and a ridiculous 39.8 percent from three, according to the Houston Chronicle

If the Wolves advance they will face 4-seed Oklahoma City or 5-seed Utah in the second round. 

You can view the entire NBA postseason schedule here

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