The Minnesota Timberwolves have failed in three attempts at a .500 record this season. A home game against the Indiana Pacers might help them finally achieve that goal.
The Pacers, meanwhile, will try for a season high-tying third straight win on Wednesday night at the Target Center.
Minnesota (10-11) hasn't been at .500 this late in a season since it was 22-22 on Jan. 30, 2007, and gave itself another chance Monday with a 120-108 victory during coach Rick Adelman's return to Houston. The Timberwolves trailed by two points at halftime but pulled away with a franchise-record 42 points in the third quarter.
In his third game back from a sprained right foot, Michael Beasley tied a franchise scoring record for a bench player with 34 points.
Kevin Love added 29, narrowly missing his fourth 30-point game in five contests. Rookie point guard Ricky Rubio matched a season high with 18 points and had 11 assists for his fourth double-double in six games.
"It was a really good team win," A...