Timberwolves 0, Rockets 0: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Minnesota Timberwolves (19-21) play against the Houston Rockets (29-29) at Toyota Center

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Game Time: 7:00 PM EST on Sunday January 8, 2023

Minnesota Timberwolves 0, Houston Rockets 0 (7:00 pm ET)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kelly Iko @KellyIko

Showing up to a Rockets game in a Texans jersey is especially hilarious today πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ – 7:08 PM

Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA

The Harden-era Rockets really peaked at the worst possible time in NBA history.
With respect to the top teams, I’d probably pick that 2018 squad over the field today. – 7:04 PM

Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA

The Harden-era Rockets really peaked at the worst possible time in NBA history.
With respect to the top teams, I’d probably picking that 2018 squad over the field today. – 7:04 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

Tough call on tonight’s dunk pregame contest. Bruno Fernando had a couple nice alley-oops, the first off the backboard. Jalen Green with an alley oop he rocked back behind his head. Boban was very tall. Giving it to KJ Martin for a reverse over his head. – 7:02 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

Rocket starters: Gordon, Smith Jr., Sengun, Green, Porter Jr.
Timberwolves starters: McDaniels, Anderson, Gobert, Edwards, Russell.
Edwards was a game-time decision. – 6:34 PM

Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
#Rockets starters vs T’Wolves: Gordon, Green, Porter Jr, Sengun, Smith Jr
Wolves starters: Anderson, Edwards, Gobert,
McDaniels, Russell – 6:34 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves

Tonight’s @MayoClinic Status Report:
Anthony Edwards (Left Hip Soreness), Bryn Forbes (Right Shoulder Soreness), and Naz Reid (Back Spasms) are AVAILABLE.
Jordan McLaughlin (Left Calf Strain), and Karl-Anthony Towns (Right Calf Strain) are OUT at Houston. pic.twitter.com/bGZwarKpqk – 6:34 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba

2:52 remaining in the first quarter. The Jazz trail Memphis 23-18…NAW has a pair of fouls. Agbaji getting first quarter min. Jazz have an all bench unit on the floor, currently – 6:29 PM

Kyle Ratke @Kyle_Ratke

Wolves with an absolutely huge stretch here. Go 4-1 and suddenly you’re in the top half of the West. Go 2-3 or worse and well, you’re in some trouble.
Rockets, Pistons & Jazz should be wins. Suns without Booker is winnable. Big tests. pic.twitter.com/hep01CnMWW – 6:12 PM

Christopher Hine @Christopher Hine

Chris Finch said Naz Reid is available tonight. He said Anthony Edwards was a game-time decision. My view … I’d lean toward Ant not playing because it appears he just got to the arena and wasn’t in uniform … unless he’s immediately going to put his stuff on and warm up. – 5:40 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets

Which team will get the first alley-oop of the game?
@DraftKings | #Rockets – 5:26 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

New #Rockets at Houston Chronicle β€” How Rockets coach Stephen Silas keeps a positive outlook despite losses ift.tt/4QdfzVl – 5:18 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets

The first 3,000 fans in attendance tonight will receive a plush Clutch pillow courtesy of Children’s @memorialhermann! pic.twitter.com/TPaXkFmYbv – 4:55 PM

Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler

‘Whenever you play, you play to win. It’s as simple as that,” – #Texans HC Lovie Smith after the season-ending 32-31 win at Colts. Houston scored a Touchdown w/ 0:50 left, then got the 2pt & got the win. Houston now has the no. 2 pick in the draft with the Bears holding the no. 1 pick. pic.twitter.com/Jyb7Zzsx9d – 4:29 PM

Dave Early @DavidEarly

Harden has a triple double in under 20 minutes of action – 4:29 PM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops

Me in 2020: β€œnow with Derrick Favors there’s a bit of a logjam at forward, what position do you expect to play this season?”
Georges to me: …
pic.twitter.com/29c8cVHCfm – 4:13 PM

Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
#Texans beat the Colts, 32-31, scoring a TD followed by a successful 2pt conversion w/ 0:50 left in the game. Texans knock the Colts hail Mary attempt down on the final play.
Bears (3-14) will have the no. 1 pick in 2023 #NFLDraft. Houston (3-13-1) will have no. 2 picks. – 4:12 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane

With the second pick of the 2023 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans select Will Levis, Quarterback, Kentucky – 4:12 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns @KarlTowns

They said, “If it happened, then it’s meant to be,”
guess we’ll see… pic.twitter.com/A8AbGPuZFc – 3:30 PM

Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
#Texans Mills with another TD pass – this one for 19 yds to Jordan Akins. Houston leads 24-14, 3:51 left 3Q. – 3:06 PM
Jeff Goodman @GoodmanHoops

Trying to work on Top 25, and it’s SO difficult.
I feel like the Top 5 (in whatever order you want) are fairly easy.
Kansas
– Alabama
β€”Houston
Purdue
– UConn
After this… GOOD LUCK – 3:05 PM

Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler

UPDATE:
Bears TD, Peterman to Kmet.
Vikings 23, Bears 13; 4:07 3rdQ
Texans 17, Colts 14; Houston now in the red zone w/ under 6:00 left in 3rdQ – 3:04 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets

Sunday fun day at home!
⏰ 6:00 PM Tip Off
πŸ“Ί @ATTSportsNetSW
πŸ“» @SportsTalk790 / En EspaΓ±ol 93.3 FM TUDN
πŸš€ Children’s @memorialhermann pic.twitter.com/Qur1ZLJi3a – 3:00 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

How Rockets coach Stephen Silas hopes power of “positive” coaching can help turn things around houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-n… via @houstonchron – 2:52 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves

let’s make a statement in Space City. pic.twitter.com/h1XHggqg9B – 2:43 PM

Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler

HALFTIME
Texans lead Colts, 17-7
Bears trail Vikings, 16-6 (Vikings FG as time expired in first half wiped off the board after replay review since MIN had too many men on the field). – 2:27PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

New #Rockets at Houston Chronicle β€” Rockets’ KJ Martin to participate in NBA All-Star slam dunk competition ift.tt/CXPHuDb – 2:19 PM

Eric Pincus @EricPincus

ICYMI: Latest @BleacherReport NBA Trade Buzz: Keep Eyes on Small-Market Teams with Money to Burn (or how the minimum team salary or floor could impact the market) β€” items on the Pacers, Spurs, Lakers, Mavs, Pistons, Magic, Hornets, Rockets, etc . bleacherreport.com/articles/10060… – 2:14 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

Portland coach Chauncey Billups played with Gary Trent Sr. in Toronto & Minnesota, said he remembers GTJ (or β€œlittle G,” as he calls him) when he was in a car seat. β€œI know the caliber of kid he is. I’ve known him a long time & am happy to see his development of him… I’m proud of him”– 2:13 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange

β€œI can remember him in a car seat” β€” Blazers head coach Chauncey Billups on Gary Trent Jr. who played with his Dad in Toronto and Minnesota. pic.twitter.com/hrb3vsWIlA – 2:10 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA

The Wolves are currently tied with the Lakers for the 11 seed in the West. But the Wolves could be up to the 8 seed by the end of today if…
Wolves win (at HOU)
Suns lose (see CLE)
Jazz lose (at MEM)
Blazers lose (at TOR)
Vegas has MIN, CLE, MEM + TOR favored in those matchups. pic.twitter.com/Y5F55N0Ykq – 1:58 PM

Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop

From yesterday… only at @HeavyOnSports:
πŸ€ NBA execs on whether the Pelicans be true contenders?
πŸ€ Will Minnesota ever be able to make the Gobert-Towns combination work?
πŸ€ Celtic archeology: A couple of fun notes from a long ago trip
bit.ly/3QjFN7f – 1:23 PM

Josh Christopher @Jaygup23

miss the rage – 1:07 PM

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