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Kevin Garnett scored 31 points but the Timberwolves had their season-high six-game winning streak snapped with a 102-100 loss to red-hot Philadelphia on Tuesday.
Minnesota has already clinched a playoff berth in the Western Conference but has an opportunity to improve on its current sixth-place ranking. The Wolves trail Phoenix by two games and fourth-place San Antonio by 2 1/2 games with 12 remaining. They are 36-14 since December 18.
The Timberwolves have won all three meetings with Houston this season.
The Rockets have broken the 120-point plateau in consecutive games for the first time in five years and have won three in a row at home. However, the wins have come against the Warriors, Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers, who are a combined 45-167 and 15-94 on the road.
Houston has dropped its last seven games on the road, where it is 8-27 this season.