Minnesota had Saturday night’s game in hand, ahead of Houston 93-81 with 2:10 left in the contest.
But as you can see for yourself above, the Rockets went on a late 14-2 run to tie the game and force overtime against a scrambling Timberwolves defense. Eventually, the Rockets went on to win their 10th straight game in the extra period, 111-109. The real key to the Rockets double-digit win streak? They are allowing 98.4 points per 100 possessions on defense, second best in the NBA in that stretch. They are up to 14th in the NBA overall and have played fairly well on that end since the return of Patrick Beverley.