Naz Reid, Wolves top Rockets for 52nd win

Naz Reid scored 25 points on 10-for-17 shooting, and the Minnesota Timberwolves held on for a 113-106 win over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night in Minneapolis.Anthony Edwards added 21 points fo

Naz Reid, Wolves top Rockets for 52nd win

Naz Reid scored 25 points on 10-for-17 shooting, and the Minnesota Timberwolves held on for a 113-106 win over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night in Minneapolis.

Anthony Edwards added 21 points for Minnesota (52-23), which won for the fifth time in the past six games. Rudy Gobert notched a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds.

Jalen Green scored 26 points to lead Houston (38-37). Fred VanVleet scored 22 points and Jabari Smith Jr. finished with 18 for the Rockets, who have lost back-to-back games after winning the previous 11.

The Timberwolves’ 52nd win of the season moved them past the 2002-03 club starring Kevin Garnett for second place in franchise history. Garnett’s 2003-04 team holds the franchise record with 58 wins.

On Tuesday, a 3-pointer by Conley increased Minnesota’s lead to 96-81 with 7:48 to play.

Houston stormed back with a 19-5 run to pull within 101-100 with 1:52 left. Jeff Green and VanVleet made back-to-back 3-pointers to finish the run and put the pressure on the Timberwolves in the final two minutes.

Minnesota held firm as it scored the next eight points to take a 109-100 lead. Mike Conley made a floating jump shot, Edwards made back-to-back dunks and added two free throws with 38 seconds to go.

Houston trailed by at least five points the rest of the way.

The Timberwolves led 81-72 at the end of the third quarter. Cam Whitmore made a dunk to pull Houston within 75-72 with 1:50 to go in the quarter. Minnesota scored the final six points on one basket by Edwards and two by Kyle Anderson.

Minnesota relied on a strong second quarter to build a 54-45 lead at halftime. Reid led all scorers with 17 points.

The Timberwolves closed the half on a 23-4 run. Reid made a driving layup and a floating jump shot to start the run, and Edwards drained a pair of free throws to finish the first-half scoring.