Houston Rockets defeat Minnesota Timberwolves, 120-94

HOUSTON — Big Yao Ming's return this season from foot surgery means his minutes are being carefully measured and he is not being allowed to play back-to-back games.

That meant the previously winless Houston Rockets kept him out of Saturday's overtime loss at San Antonio and saved him for Sunday's game against the Timberwolves.

"Lucky us," Wolves coach Kurt Rambis said. "It's a good challenge for us."

Yao played while the Rockets' top two point guards -- starter Aa...

HOUSTON — Give the Timberwolves your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

Heck, even give them your winless.

The Rockets returned home to Houston the NBA's only remaining 0-for team after Saturday's overtime loss in San Antonio and one night later found the elixir for their injuries and snake-bitten ways with a 120-94 victory Sunday at Toyota Center over the Timberwolves, an opponent offering comfy refuge to every home team it has visited s...