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Rockets drop season-opener 124-106 to Timberwolves

Christian Wood had 16 points and nine rebounds and Eric Gordon added 15 points off the bench for the rebuilding Rockets.
Credit: AP
Minnesota Timberwolves guard D'Angelo Russell (0) drives on Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

MINNEAPOLIS — The Timberwolves cruised to a 124-106 victory over the Houston Rockets to start the season.

Anthony Edwards energized the first full-size home crowd of his nascent career with 29 points in 31 minutes for Minnesota.

Karl-Anthony Towns led the way with 30 points and 10 rebounds, D’Angelo Russell added 22 points and seven assists.

This was the third time in franchise history the Timberwolves had three 20-plus-point scorers on opening night.

Christian Wood had 16 points and nine rebounds and Eric Gordon added 15 points off the bench for the rebuilding Rockets.