This is Towns' first time playing in the playoffs so he'll have to get used to a more intense game and playing on a bigger stage than he's ever seen. The Rockets finished with a league-best record of 65-17.
Minnesota will have to try to slow down an extremely fast Rocketsteam, who averaged 112.4 points per game this season, just second in the National Basketball Association to Golden State. In total, he tallied 24 points and 12 boards, dominating the center matchup against Karl-Anthony Towns, who finished with just eight points to go with 12 rebounds. Paul is averaging just under 20 points this season, while also collecting an impressive 7.9 assists per game. Minnesota has to get production from Gorgui Dieng, Derrick Rose, Taj Gibson (12.2 points, 7.1 rebounds), Tyus Jones and Nemanja Bjelica as their bench group.
Key quotes from ex-FBI director James Comey's interview But Trump later said he was thinking about "this Russian Federation thing" around the time he made a decision to fire Comey. Trump has denied having asked Comey for his loyalty. "That's not a perspective, that's not a view, that's just a lie".
Syrian chemical attack was staged - Russian Federation The government's capture of Douma, the last town held by the rebels in eastern Ghouta, marked a major victory for Assad. The White House said it is continuing to assess intelligence and talk to its allies about how to respond to the matter.
Shark attacks surfer in Western Australia It comes as the first attack victim, aged in his 30s, was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital for emergency surgery. Beach closures are in place for the Gracetown area, including North Point, Big Rock and Lefthanders.
Apart from being at their best offensively, they will have to devise a plan to hold down Harden, who is key for the Rockets' offense.
This will be an interesting thing to keep an eye on in the playoffs with the Rockets - seeing how often its bigs switching onto Harden and how much he makes them pay. Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) is expected to miss the first round, so there could be more minutes for the likes of P.J. Tucker, Joe Johnson, and Gerald Green.
Depth goes a long way in the postseason and that's something that Tom Thibodeau has not really relied on in Minnesota. There's not a lot of reliable depth for Minnesota. He carried Houston in the second half like Capela did in the first. The Minnesota Timberwolves have split their last 10 road games. The Houston Rockets are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. Given the way the regular season meetings went, there's little reason to think the Timberwolves can slow Houston's attack: look for the over to come up here.
The X-shaped back of the phone is meant to ensure a better grip and the frame doubles up as an antenna for stronger connectivity. The phone boasts a 6-inch full-HD+ display with resolution of 1080×2160 pixels, brightness of 550 nits and aspect ratio of 18:9.
McCain said the message to Assad must be that the cost of using chemical weapons is worse than any perceived benefit. But they have refrained from targeting Assad's government, apart from a volley of US missiles a year ago .
The Reddit community for Ethereum is /r/ethereum and the currency's Github account can be viewed here. Binance Coin (BNB) traded 7.2% higher against the dollar and now trades at $13.84 or 0.00172466 BTC.
It revised downwards forecast for retail inflation to 4.7-5.1 per cent for April-September and 4.4 per cent for October-March. The index for manufactured goods rose by 0.4 percent to 115.7 (provisional) from 115.2 (provisional) for the previous month.
Many people construed it as confirmation of the fact that people who want privacy must expect to pay for it (going forward). And she has defended the business that relies on the mass collection of Facebook users' data, saying it benefits consumers.
In first quarter of 2018, 61 percent of the direct contributions to his campaign committee came from donations of $200 or less. Traditionally, incumbent presidents have waited until after their second year in office to begin their re-election campaign.
Authorities, who originally had said the body was a child's, anticipate that an autopsy will be performed early next week. Bruce Carpenter said Friday, April 13, 2018, that toxicology tests found Jennifer Hart had an alcohol level of.102.
If you do have issues with the IRS, help is available and programs are in place so that you can become compliant again. Believe it or not, the process of filing an extension on your taxes is probably a lot more painless than you think.
The stock underperformed the S&P 500 by 33.08%. ( NASDAQ : DISCA ) has "Hold" rating given by Pivotal Research. (NYSE:T). The company reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.08.
To get testimony, a total of 226 witnesses were examined during the trial , and a total 411 documents were exhibited. Then after that, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) took the case in its hands from the CBI in 2011.
INITIAL: MAYHEM has erupted at Woolworths stores across the Mackay region as a national technical outage shuts down stores. The supermarket giant has taken to Twitter to confirm the IT issue has since been resolved.
The Walking Dead season 8 finale: 9 biggest WTF moments
Except when Rick et al got to that spot expecting to ambush Negan they heard his familiar whistle seemingly coming from all sides. She tells Jesus that they will bide their time, then wait for their moment and show Rick and Michonne just how wrong they were.
Four injured in brawl at Gurdwara in US
He tells WISH TV the altercation started because there is a change of direction which he states happens. Investigators said they are still probing the incident and no arrests have been made.
Manchester City Clinches Premier League Title
Manchester City this season has produced some of the most breathtaking soccer the Premier League has ever seen. I have seen many teams win it as champions for the whole season, and it's the first case for us.
A definitive analysis of the Premier League weekend
West Brom caretaker boss Darren Moore isn't thinking about the fulltime job, despite their shock win at Manchester United . Mourinho suggested he had already congratulated his rivals in advance. "They always had time to organise themselves".
'Mama, the sellouts are here' - Malema
There was plenty of that going on ... and plenty of the sort of adulation that Winnie was never accorded when she was alive. As with her former husband Nelson Mandela's funeral, the rain poured down on the day of Madikizela-Mandela's send-off.
HMD Global to Release Nokia X(2018) on April 27, 2018
Now, it has come to light that HMD Global Oy, the sole licensee of Nokia brand is bringing the nostalgia-inducing Nokia X back. HMD is knowing to revive old Nokia phones like the Nokia 3310 last year and the Nokia 8810 "banana phone" this year.
Q1 2018 EPS Estimates for Comcast Co. (CMCSA) Cut by Analyst
The stock of Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE:PKG) earned "Hold" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, September 11. Stratos Wealth Partners accumulated 32,677 shares or 0.09% of the stock. ( NYSE:VZ ), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 19 Hold.
France convinced Trump to stay in Syria, says Macron
Inspectors from the independent Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) are now in Damascus. Saturday's strikes on Syria were the first major military operation since Macron's election in May a year ago .
US preparing new sanctions on Russia over Syria, Haley says
The UK, US and France have presented plans for a ceasefire in Syria in the wake of their joint airstrikes on the war-torn country. She says the US was confident that they had "significantly degraded his ability to use chemical weapons ever again".