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Chris Paul's efficient night leads Rockets to first win over T-Wolves

Seeing this version of Chris Paul is a very good sign for the Houston Rockets.

Chris Paul hit 8-12 shots, including 6-7 from beyond the arc, as the Rockets used a third-quarter blitz to blast past Minnesota 117-102, Houston's 11th win in their last 12 games.

Paul was a master out there, finishing with 25 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds, turning it over just one time.

Speaking of efficiency, Clint Capela hit 8-11 shots for 20 points and 13 boards, helping to limit Karl-Anthony Towns (22 points, 8-22 shooting) after the Wolves big man put up 13 in the first quarter.

James Harden continues to struggle with that shooting stroke, but he still made the most of it with 20 points on 8-24 shooting and 10 assists. Surprisingly, he did not shoot a single free throw in the game.

The Rockets hit just 3-11 from deep in the first quarter but went on to connect on 18-39 the rest of the way, outscoring the Timberwolves 63-30 from deep. Harden and Eric Gordon hit four each.

Mike D'Antoni rested Austin Rivers and Kenneth Faried in this game and said he plans to start resting some players to benefit the rotation.

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