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McHale returns to Target Center with streaking Rockets

Houston coach Kevin McHale returns to his old stomping grounds Monday night to face the Minnesota Timberwolves. McHale, who hasn't been on a Target Center bench since the end of the 2009 season, has the Rockets on a six-game winning streak.
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Houston coach Kevin McHale returns to his old stomping grounds Monday night to face the Minnesota Timberwolves. McHale, who hasn't been on a Target Center bench since the end of the 2009 season, has the Rockets on a six-game winning streak.

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