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Westbrook scores season-high 45, Rockets beat Wolves 131-124

Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (0) goes up for a layup past Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robert Covington (33) and guard Josh Okogie (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game. Photo: AP/Craig Lassig
Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (0) goes up for a layup past Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robert Covington (33) and guard Josh Okogie (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game.

Updated: January 24, 2020 10:00 PM

Russell Westbrook scored a season-high 45 points and had 10 assists, and the Houston Rockets rallied past the Minnesota Timberwolves 131-124.

Houston overcame another tough night from James Harden, who was 3-of-13 shooting and scored a season-low 12 points. Westbrook helped key a second-half comeback after Minnesota led by six points in the third quarter.

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Eric Gordon scored a season-high 27 points off the bench for Houston, which won its second straight game following a season-long, four-game losing streak.

Karl-Anthony Towns had 30 points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota, which has lost eight straight. Andrew Wiggins scored 28 points.

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