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Rockets vs. Timberwolves: Starting lineup comparison

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 13: Jeff Teague #0 of the Minnesota Timberwolves drives to the basket against Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets during the game on February 13, 2018 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 13: Jeff Teague #0 of the Minnesota Timberwolves drives to the basket against Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets during the game on February 13, 2018 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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The Rockets are set to start their playoff series against the Timberwolves on Sunday night.

The Houston Rockets boasted one of the best starting 5s in the NBA this season, even when they weren’t fully healthy. Starting off and finishing games with two Hall of Fame level guards is unfair in most circumstances.

The Timberwolves, the first round opponent of the Rockets, have a very solid starting lineup themselves. They have two All-Stars and several solid players.

In today’s post, we are going to look at the individual matchups at each position. We are preparing for the series about to begin tomorrow.

Let’s begin with the starting guards:

Next: Guards

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