Brewer’s 51 lifts Wolves
MINNEAPOLIS (TSX) — Corey Brewer matched the franchise record with 51 points and Gorgui Dieng's basket in the final seconds gave Minnesota a victory over visiting Houston.
Brewer made 19-of-30 from the field to tie Kevin Love's team record for points in a game and added six steals as the Timberwolves won for the fourth time in six games. Dante Cunningham recorded 20 points and 13 rebounds, Dieng scored 12 and grabbed 20 boards for Minnesota.
Who played without Love (elbow injury).
James Harden played through a shin injury to register 33 points, 10 assists and six steals for Houston, which leads Portland by one game for fourth place in the Western Conference. Chandler Parsons scored 27 points while Omer Asik added nine points and 15 rebounds for the Rockets.
Jeremy Lin's 3-pointer and a dunk by Parsons tied the game at 103 with 2:03 left before Brewer hit two free throws and assisted on Dieng's jumper for a four-point lead. Harden drained a 3-pointer with 17 seconds remaining to tie the game at 110 before Ricky Rubio (16 points, 10 assists) set up Dieng's winning shot.