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 132.6, defensive rating of 114.3, 19.0 free-throw attempts, and 44.0 three-point attempts, shooting it at a 0.409 percent clip as a team. Minnesota Timberwolves had an offensive rating of 114.3, defensive rating of 132.6, 20.0 free-throw attempts, 19.0 three-point attempts shooting it at a 0.474 percent clip as a team in this playoff game. During the regular season, Houston Rockets finished the game with a record of 92 , 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 0.614 percent, Houston Rockets had a better score in terms of turnover percentage with 5.4 vs 9.9.
The most impactful players on each team in the Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves matchup of the 2018 West 1st Round NBA Playoffs were Clint Capela and Karl-Anthony Towns based 25 minutes or greater game-minutes played. Clint Capela for the Houston Rockets in the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs, put up 14.0 and made 12.0 , 4.0 offensive rebounds 11.0 defensive rebounds, 1.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.213. While Karl-Anthony Towns put up 14.0 and made 9.0, 1.0 offensive rebounds, 13.0 defensive rebounds, 4.0 assists performance, with a Player Impact Estimate (PIE) of 0.172.