Houston Rockets defeat Minnesota Timberwolves, 120-114

HOUSTON - Here's something you can't ask about the Timberwolves every night: Just how did they plan to exploit their vast height advantage at center Wednesday at Houston?

Wolves glorified center Al Jefferson is undersized against almost every other opponent. This time, he practically towered over Rockets starting center Chuck Hayes -- all 6-6 of him -- with 7-6 Yao Ming out injured all season.

Jefferson took advantage of his infrequent size advantage, scoring 26 p...

HOUSTON - The Timberwolves' 120-114 triple-overtime loss at Houston on Wednesday night delivered three-point shots both miraculous and timely, a franchise record now no longer held by Kevin Garnett and enough perspiration and exhaustion to fully last a week.

Not bad for a game over, done, finito after a single quarter.

Trailing 30-11 before first quarter's end, the Wolves rescued themselves and produced a performance that was historic, seemingly endless and completel...