The 2018 West 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs featured Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets 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 Minnesota Timberwolves had an offensive rating of 101.0, defensive rating of 119.0, 23.0 free-throw attempts, and 22.0 three-point attempts, shooting it at a 0.364 percent clip as a team. Houston Rockets had an offensive rating of 119.0, defensive rating of 101.0, 26.0 free-throw attempts, 43.0 three-point attempts shooting it at a 0.372 percent clip as a team in this playoff game. During the regular season, Minnesota Timberwolves finished the game with a record of 99 , and Houston Rockets recorded Minnesota Timberwolves possessions throughout the course of the basketball game. Evaluating Minnesota Timberwolves vs Houston Rockets’s based on the advanced stats,Houston Rockets had a better score in the effective shooting percentage category with 0.522 percent, Houston Rockets had a better score in terms of turnover percentage with 7.0 vs 17.2 .
The most impactful players on each team in the Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets matchup of the 2018 West 1st Round NBA Playoffs were Karl-Anthony Towns and Chris Paul based 25 minutes or greater game-minutes played. Karl-Anthony Towns for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs, put up 15.0 and made 9.0 , 5.0 offensive rebounds 10.0 defensive rebounds, 2.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.147. While Chris Paul put up 17.0 and made 9.0, 1.0 offensive rebounds, 5.0 defensive rebounds, 6.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.24.