Rockets 123, Timberwolves 118
HOUSTON — James Harden recorded his 22nd triple-double and Houston tuned up for the postseason with a win over Minnesota.
Harden posted 27 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists to pace a balanced scoring attack for the Rockets (55-27), whose win total matched the fourth-most in team history. Clint Capela (22 points, 10 rebounds) and Patrick Beverley (10 points, 10 boards) added double-doubles, while Ryan Anderson chipped in 20 points.
The Timberwolves closed the season with six consecutive losses. Karl-Anthony Towns totaled 28 points and 21 rebounds, one shy of his career high. Andrew Wiggins tallied 21 points and Shabazz Muhammad added 22 off the bench. Ricky Rubio did not play in this game.