Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 12/26/12
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 r...
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