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Bad start and worse finish doom Timberwolves in 107-92 loss to Rockets, Kevin Love scores 39 points

The red hot Houston Rockets defeated the Timberwolves 107-92 at Target Center Monday night. Minnesota led by five points late in the third quarter, but was outscored 42-22 over the rest of the game. Kevin Love finished with 39 points and 12 rebounds.
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The red hot Houston Rockets defeated the Timberwolves 107-92 at Target Center Monday night. Minnesota led by five points late in the third quarter, but was outscored 42-22 over the rest of the game. Kevin Love finished with 39 points and 12 rebounds.

Ricky Rubio finished with 12 assists, but scored only six points on 2-10 shooting. Luke Ridnour (17) and Derrick Williams (11) were the only players to join Love in double-figure scoring.

Kevin Martin had his way with the Wolves' defense, scoring 31 points -- 19 of which came in the first half. Guard Kyle Lowry had 16 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for a triple-double.

The Rockets have won seven in row. The win gives Houston eight straight wins at Target Center.

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