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2018 NBA Playoffs Round 1: Minnesota Timberwolves Vs Houston Rockets Game 2, Live Scores & Updates

FULL-TIME: Houston Rockets win 102-82! They lead the series 2-0
Updated: 19 April 2018 09:47 IST - Published: 19 April 2018 04:19 IST
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So the Rockets have seized complete control of this series, with a 2-0 lead. The series now shifts to the Target Center in Minnesota for Games 3 & 4.

Sportskeeda will be bringing you all the live updates from Game 3 on Saturday, 21 April 7:30 PM (ET)/Sunday , 21 April 5:00 AM (IST).Be sure to check right in!

This is me Yash Matange signing off for the time being. Cheers!
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Best performers from each team: 

Rockets - Chris Paul: 27 points, 8 assists, 3 rebounds and 3 steals on 10-of-18 shooting
Timberwolves - Nemanja Bjelica: 16 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists on 5-of-9 shooting 
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The last two minutes end pretty quick and the number 1 seed in the league jump to a 2-0 series lead. 
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Houston clears their bench, pretty insignificant 3 minutes left here in Game 2.
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Rockets call TIMEOUT, after Timberwolves score a quick bucekt. Lead down to 23 with 3:14 to go so not much to worry about. 
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Eric Gordon gets a to go. Lead now at 25!
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Bjelica, after a couple of offensive rebounds, gets a bucket to go. 
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T-Wolves call timeout!
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Rockets can't buy a bucket in the past few minutes but neither can Minnesota. It's pretty much garbage time all the fourth quarter. 
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All buckets are insignificant right now but Jamal Crawford gets one to go. 
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Correction: He makes 1-of-2. 
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Ariza gets fouled on the transition shot attempt. He makes both FT's. 
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Harden jacks up a long 3, in an attempt to regain his shot. He misses it but goes back and blocks a Dieng shot!
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Harden is back in the game. T-Wolves still can't score!
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T-Wolves call TIMEOUT!
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Ariza geta 3 to go, the lead is ballooned to 27!
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Gets an acrobatic reverse layup to go. 
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WOW! What a layup by Chris Paul!
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Rose gets another layup to go but Capela dunks one right back. 
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Both teams playing at a very non-nonchalantly but CPR is having a game for the highlight REEL! He gets a 3-pointer to go!
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Rose gets the layup to go, lead still at 22 though.
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Rockets, meanwhile, score via a Capela dunk from CP3
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Wolves yet another empty possession.
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Fourth quarter underway!
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Paul gets a RAINBOW FINGER-ROLL to go! Point-god indeed.
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And again Wolves help the Rockets with a turnover. 
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Green gets the layup to go! 

The Rockets lead now at 20.
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WHAT A BLOCK BY CAPELA!
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Wiggins makes 1-of-2 FT's. Rockets with back-to-back empty possession but they still lead by 18. 
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Wiggins hammers it home and Rockets call TIMEOUT!
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Lead back up to 21.
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GREEN FOR 3!
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Green can't make it fall but Wolves again help the Rockets with another brutal offensive possession. 
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Bjelica on the drive gets fouled and ensure the ball falls in. He converts the 3-point play!
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Nene blocks Butler!
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Wolves just can't score. They turn it over AGAIN!
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A couple of offensive reounds for the Rockets and Harden can't make it count. 
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Gordon misses a 3 but Wolves doing a favor and having empty possessions quick. 
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Paul misses the 3 and Wolves quickly make a transition bucket via Tyus Jones. 
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Wiggins gets the mid range jumper to go. 
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Chance to convert the 4-point play but he can't. 
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PJ TUCKER WITH THE 3 AND THE FOUL!
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James Harden gets fouled but not a shooting one. On the following possession, WOW!!!!
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Paul can't get one to go but Wolves quickly turn it over.