Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/19/13
MINNEAPOLIS -- Somebody's losing streak had to end Saturday night at Target Center. Turns out it was the Minnesota Timberwolves' five-gamer that ended with a 92-79 victory over a Houston Rockets team that now has lost its last seven games. Neither team had won since Jan. 8 before Saturday night, when newly signed D-League center Chris Johnson became the most unlikely of heroes for a Wolves team that played with just nine healthy bodies. Johnson, a training-camp invitee who was one of the Wolves' last cuts in October, scored an NBA career high with 15 points off the bench, including six straight in the fourth quarter when Minnesota repelled a Houston team that had cut a 13-point deficit down to just four points after three quarters. The Wolves played Saturday night without Kevin Love, who remains in New York City recovering from Tuesday's hand surgery that will keep him out for the next two months, at least. They also played without freshly injured Nikola Pekovic (bruised t...
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