The 2018 West 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs featured Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves head-to-head, and both teams battled 5 times. Out of the 5 game series of the 1st Round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs, Houston Rockets outdueled Minnesota Timberwolves , coming ontop of the series and winning 4 playoff games as opposed to Minnesota Timberwolves ’s 1 playoff games victories.
As we examine the head-to-head stats between both teams, we can see that Houston Rockets had an offensive rating of 110.6, defensive rating of 106.3, 23.0 free-throw attempts, and 37.0 three-point attempts, shooting it at a 0.27 percent clip as a team. Minnesota Timberwolves had an offensive rating of 106.3, defensive rating of 110.6, 28.0 free-throw attempts, 23.0 three-point attempts shooting it at a 0.348 percent clip as a team in this playoff game. During the regular season, Houston Rockets finished the game with a record of 94 , and Minnesota Timberwolves recorded Houston Rockets possessions throughout the course of the basketball game. Evaluating Houston Rockets vs Minnesota Timberwolves’s based on the advanced stats, Houston Rockets had a better score in the effective shooting percentage category with 0.53 percent, Houston Rockets had a better score in terms of turnover percentage with 11.7 vs 14.7.
The most impactful players on each team in the Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves matchup of the 2018 West 1st Round NBA Playoffs were James Harden and Taj Gibson based 25 minutes or greater game-minutes played. James Harden for the Houston Rockets in the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs, put up 26.0 and made 15.0 , 2.0 offensive rebounds 2.0 defensive rebounds, 8.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.254. While Taj Gibson put up 6.0 and made 4.0, 2.0 offensive rebounds, 4.0 defensive rebounds, 1.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.09.