The Timberwolves have been off since Sunday when they lost 94-91 at New York against the Knicks. Minnesota is 13-12 while Houston is 15-12. The Rockets are coming off a blowout win over Chicago 120-97 on Christmas Day.
The Timbewolves lose 94-91 at New York to the Knicks Sunday afternoon. The Wolves led throughout until the 4th quarter when Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks from behind. Anthony scored 19 of his 33 points in the 4th quarter.
The Timberwolves held off Denver to win 108-105 at Target Center Wednesday night. Nikola Pekovic led the Wolves with 22 points and 11 rebounds, Andrei Kirilenko added 18 points and J.J. Barea chipped in 17 points.
The Timberwolves lost 104-94 in Boston Wednesday night. Minnesota led 51-47 at halftime but struggled in the 4th quarter. Kevin Love led the Wolves with 19 points and 13 rebounds, Nikola Pekovic chipped in 14 points and 9 rebounds.
The Timberwolves won 105-88 at Philadelphia against the 76ers Tuesday night. Minnesota led 65-47 at halftime and held on in the 2nd half. Alexey Shved led the Wolves with 17 points and Josh Howard added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota.
The Timberwolves ended a 5-game losing streak with a 97-89 win at Sacramento Tuesday night. Kevin Love had his best game since coming back from a broken hand by scoring 23 points and added 24 rebounds.