Rockets throttle Wolves with 50-point quarter, most in playoff game since 1962

Harden and Rockets cruise past Wolves with 50-point third quarterHouston take three-games-to-one advantage in first-round seriesJames Harden gave Houston quite the jump-start with 22 of the team’s 50 points in the third quarter, as the Rockets cruised past the Minnesota Timberwolves 119-100 on Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.Chris Paul scored 15 of his 25 points in the near-record third for the Rockets, who turned a 50-49 halftime edge into a 31-point advantage after the torrid 12-minute span. The only team in the history of the NBA playoffs with more points in one quarter was the Los Angeles Lakers, who scored 51 points in the fourth on 31 March 1962 in a loss to the Detroit Pistons. Continue reading...

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