There's a few kinds of teams when it comes to playing the Rockets and how they match up. You've got your young, undisciplined teams (like Washington and Sacramento) that can beat you but shouldn't. There's the older teams that are disciplined (the Nuggets and Spurs) that can beat you most nights and do. Then there's a glut in the middle. The Timberwolves are a middle team.

They've got experience all around. They've got a disciplined system and coach. In neither of the first two meetings were the Rockets able to race away from the Wolves. The Rockets won a gritty game on a back-to-back against them on December 26, then lost probably their worst game of the season when the Wolves beat the Rockets despite missing like 16 players.

Tonight, the Rockets finally get Adelman and his Wolves in Houston.