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

Houston overcame another tough night from James Harden, who was 3-of-13 shooting and scored a season-low 12 points.
Credit: AP
Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook, left, drives past Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jarrett Culver during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - 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.

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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