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Wolves vs. Rockets, the rematch

Last Monday night, the Timberwolves (9-11) were humbled by Kevin McHale's Houston Rockets. Tonight, it's the rematch as Minnesota comes off a tough loss against the Los Angeles Lakers in their quest to reach .500.
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Last Monday night, the Timberwolves (9-11) were humbled by Kevin McHale's Houston Rockets. Tonight, it's the rematch as Minnesota comes off a tough loss against the Los Angeles Lakers in their quest to reach .500.

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