Friday, February 17, 2012

Tonight's game: Wolves vs. Rockets

Tonight, at Houston's Toyota Center, the Rockets host the Timberwolves with hopes of evening its season series with Minnesota and drawing another step toward playoff entry.

The Wolves, meanwhile, are trying to make its recent four-game history a tiny blip on an otherwise successful season.

One thing's for sure. There will not be another testy Kevin Love - Luis Scola confrontation.

The Wolves star and Rockets forward exchanged blows twice this season - Scola in-bounding a ball deftly into Love's lower extremities in a Jan. 30 game at Houston and Love nonchalantly stepping on Scola's chest and head after hacking the ball away from him in Minnesota five days later.

Love served a two-game suspension, the opposing forwards made amends and tonight's game will provide no ill aftereffects.

No, tonight's game will be more about the Wolves ability to contain Kevin Martin and Kyle Lowry.

Minnesota held Houston's top scorer (Martin) in check last time the teams met. However, in that same game - a 100-91 Minnesota win - Lowry lit up the Wolves for 24 points and 11 assists. Skola, by the way, scored 24 points in that game as well.

Martin posted an abysmal 2 points on 1-of-10 shooting in his team's Feb. 4 loss at Minnesota. This coming after the sharpshooter dropped 29 on the Wolves in Houston five days prior.

A prediction?

Love and Nikola Pekovic continue improving on a blossoming chemistry, as each player records double-figures in both points and rebounds. The Wolves also play quality defense and find a way to sink a few three-pointers.

After an impressive defeat over the Western conference-leading Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, Houston comes down from its high tonight.

Final score ... Wolves 103, ROCKETS 95


JRB Sports Scribe said...
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alex24 said...

Your prediction was wrong,the Wolves won by more than 8 points, they won by 13. Thanks to Peksanity.