HOUSTON - Even without James Harden in the lineup, the Houston Rockets were able to down the Timberwolves 112-101 last night.

Aaron Brooks stepped up and scored 26 points to make up for James Harden's absence.

Kevin Love picked up 27 points and 15 rebounds for another double-double, Corey Brewer added 22 points for Minnesota.

The Timberwolves are now 8-7 this season, good for third place in the Northwest. Minnesota travels to Indiana to take on the Pacers tomorrow night. Game time is set for 6 p.m.