MINNEAPOLIS The last time the Timberwolves were .500 or better this late in the season was in 2006-07, when Minnesota was 22-22.
To put it into perspective, Kevin Garnett was still a Timberwolf, not a Celtic. Kevin Love, currently the longest-tenured Wolves player on the Wolves' roster, was a senior at Lake Oswego High School in Oregon.
Indeed, it's been a long five years for the Timberwolves. But Saturday's 100-91 win over visiting Houston was yet another sign that this franchise is finally making progress.
The victory brought Love and Minnesota to 12-12 on the season as it reached the .500 mark for the first time all year. Still, this young Wolves team isn't satisfied just yet.
"We're happy to be at .500, but we've got to keep this thing going in the right direction," Love said.
It was the fifth chance this season Minnesota had to improve to .500. The first four times -- at 2-3, 7-8, 9-10 and 10-11 -- were followed with losses. But the Wolves took control early Saturday and...