Houston Rockets defeat Minnesota Timberwolves, 112-98

Ryan Hollins made all seven of his shots.

Kevin Love led the Timberwolves in scoring, rebounding, blocks and nearly assists. Darko Milicic grabbed a season-high number of rebounds.

Yes, give the Wolves' big men credit for trying to compensate for Al Jefferson's sizable absence. But realistically, how likely is it that a 14-49 team can win without its central offensive force?

"Well, you know it's not going to be easy," forward Ryan Gomes understated. "I guess we knew ...