Minnesota 84, Houston 96

April 26, 1997

Opening Round - Houston wins 3-0

Compaq Center (Houston, Texas)

Attendance: N/A

Officials: N/A

Team Rebounds: Minnesota (0) Houston (0)

Technicals: Minnesota (0) Houston (0)

  1 2 3 4 Final
MIN (40-42) 20 23 22 19 84
HOU (57-25) 24 17 25 30 96

Advanced Poss ORtg DRtg
MIN 86 97.5 111.4
HOU 86 111.4 97.5

Four Factors eFG% TO% OR% FTR
MIN .447 0.151 0.385 0.094
HOU .500 0.197 0.295 0.315

Minnesota Timberwolves

# Player Status Pos Min FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A FIC Off Def Reb Ast PF STL BLK TO PTS
21 Kevin Garnett Starter PF 46:00 7-14 0-0 0-0 14.5 4.0 8 12 1 2 3 1 3 14
22 Dean Garrett Starter C 42:00 1-5 0-0 2-2 15.5 6.0 8 14 3 4 2 2 1 4
24 Tom Gugliotta Starter SF 42:00 8-21 0-0 1-2 10.2 2.0 1 3 5 4 3 2 1 17
3 Stephon Marbury Starter PG 45:00 10-25 2-7 0-2 5.5 1.0 4 5 6 2 1 0 7 22
5 Doug West Starter SG 35:00 6-10 0-2 1-1 5.9 0.0 1 1 3 4 0 0 1 13
10 Shane Heal Bench PG 01:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
42 Sam Mitchell Bench SF 11:00 0-2 0-0 1-2 -1.0 1.0 1 2 1 5 0 0 0 1
30 Terry Porter Bench PG 18:00 4-8 2-6 3-4 12.8 1.0 1 2 3 1 2 1 0 13
  Team                                
        240 36-85 4-15 8-13 77.4 15 24 39 22 22 11 6 13 84
          42.4% 26.7% 61.5%                    

Houston Rockets

# Player Status Pos Min FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A FIC Off Def Reb Ast PF STL BLK TO PTS
4 Charles Barkley Starter PF 37:00 6-13 0-1 8-13 19.1 8.0 7 15 5 1 1 0 5 20
22 Clyde Drexler Starter SF 41:00 6-17 5-11 0-0 15.0 2.0 3 5 7 5 2 1 1 17
17 Mario Elie Starter PG 38:00 2-3 0-0 8-8 11.5 1.0 3 4 4 3 0 0 1 12
12 Matt Maloney Starter PG 31:00 3-8 2-6 4-4 6.8 0.0 3 3 1 0 1 0 2 12
34 Hakeem Olajuwon Starter C 40:00 9-12 0-1 0-0 24.2 1.0 9 10 5 5 4 4 3 18
8 Eddie Johnson Bench SF 17:00 0-6 0-2 0-0 -1.5 1.0 4 5 1 2 1 0 2 0
2 Sedale Threatt Bench PG 17:00 3-6 2-5 0-0 7.8 0.0 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 8
43 Kevin Willis Bench C 19:00 3-8 0-0 3-4 -0.8 0.0 1 1 1 2 0 0 3 9
  Team                                
        240 32-73 9-26 23-29 104.1 13 31 44 26 19 10 6 17 96
          43.8% 34.6% 79.3%                    

Minnesota Timberwolves Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters Stephon Marbury
15.8p, 2.7r, 7.8a
Doug West
7.8p, 2.2r, 1.7a
Tom Gugliotta
20.6p, 8.7r, 4.1a
Kevin Garnett
17p, 8r, 3.1a
Dean Garrett
8p, 7.3r, 0.6a
Rotation Terry Porter
6.9p, 2.1r, 3.6a
 
 
Sam Mitchell
9.3p, 4r, 1a
 
 
 
 
Lim PT Shane Heal
1.7p, 0.4r, 0.8a
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Houston Rockets Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters Matt Maloney
9.4p, 2r, 3.7a
Mario Elie
11.7p, 3r, 4a
Clyde Drexler
18p, 6r, 5.7a
Charles Barkley
19.2p, 13.5r, 4.7a
Hakeem Olajuwon
23.2p, 9.2r, 3a
Rotation Sedale Threatt
3.3p, 1.1r, 1.9a
 
 
Eddie Johnson
8.2p, 2.7r, 1a
 
 
Kevin Willis
11.2p, 7.5r, 0.9a

Minnesota Timberwolves Leaders

MPG Kevin Garnett 43.0
FG% Shane Heal 1.000
3P% Kevin Garnett 1.000
FT% Doug West 1.000
ORPG Kevin Garnett 5.0
DRPG Dean Garrett 6.5
RPG Kevin Garnett 10.5
SPG Kevin Garnett 2.0
APG Stephon Marbury 5.0
BPG Dean Garrett 1.5
PPG Stephon Marbury 25.0

Houston Rockets Leaders

MPG Hakeem Olajuwon 37.5
FG% Matt Bullard 1.000
3P% Randy Livingston 1.000
FT% Eddie Johnson 1.000
ORPG Charles Barkley 5.5
DRPG Hakeem Olajuwon 7.5
RPG Charles Barkley 13.0
SPG Hakeem Olajuwon 2.5
APG Clyde Drexler 7.5
BPG Hakeem Olajuwon 3.0
PPG Hakeem Olajuwon 18.0

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