Brewer also had six steals and made 19 of 30 shots in 45 minutes, easily surpassing his previous career high of 29 points. He became the fifth player this season to score 50 points, and the Wolves had a staggering 39 points in transition against Houston's woeful defense.
Harden had 33 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds for the Rockets, who entered the night just 1 1/2 games ahead of Portland for the fourth seed in the Western Conference and home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
"We have no choice now," Harden said. "Three games to go, we're trying to lock in home court advantage and we just keep letting games slip away."
Brewer scored in every way imaginable, ripping a Houston defense missing its two defensive leaders —
“I don't think they knew what to do with him,” Wolves coach
He eclipsed 50 with a pair of free throws with 1:43 to play that gave Minnesota a 105-103 lead. He joined
“I want to watch it again and see if he really scored 51,”