While the Minnesota Timberwolves have struggled of late, getting back home could be just what they need to regroup.
Kevin Love's return would surely help, too.
Seeking a sixth consecutive home win for the first time in nine seasons, the Timberwolves try to slow down the surging Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.
Minnesota (13-12) enters this game having dropped three of four - including Sunday's 94-91 loss at New York. Nikola Pekovic had 21 points and a career-high 17 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who shot 7 of 23 in the fourth quarter and couldn't hold on to a late lead
"We battled. We had a great game, it just didn't go our way there in the last couple of minutes," J.J. Barea said. "We just couldn't get a break there at the end and I think it hurt us."
Minnesota has to like its chances of regrouping at the Target Center, where it's strung together five straight wins while averaging 101.4 points - 5.9 more than its season mark. The Timberwolves haven't captured six in a row ...