The Houston Rockets took a game 4 win against the Timberwolves after the team exploded for 50 points in the third quarter.
Houston stars James Harden and Chris Paul combined for 37 points in the quarter.
Harden had 22 points on 7-of-10 shooting in the quarter. That set a franchise record for points in a quarter, breaking Hakeem Olajuwon’s mark of 18 set against the Utah Jazz on May 5, 1995.
JAMES HARDEN IS TAKING OVER THIS GAME! #MVP
28 points in 23 minutes. pic.twitter.com/2SLvQaQ93h
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 24, 2018
“We just got hot,” said Paul, who had 15 points on 4-of-6 shooting in the third quarter and 25 points on 9-of-17 shooting in the game. “Guys started making shots. We talked going into the game about being aggressive, and I think we all just tried to do that.”
For Chris Paul, it was more about the Rockets defense not their offense.
“Obviously everybody will look at the 50 points that we scored in the quarter, but it was our defense,” Paul said. “We finally started getting them to take tough shots, we were getting rebounds and we’re tough in transition. You’ve got James coming downhill, myself and the way we’ve got the court spaced with shooters is big. That really turned it up for us.”