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    Saturday, January 19th (All times Eastern)

    Houston Rockets (21-20) at Minnesota Timberwolves (16-20), 8 p.m.

    (Sports Network) - Either the Houston Rockets or the Minnesota Timberwolves will snap a long losing streak Saturday night when the two teams collide at the Target Center.

    The Rockets ran their slide to six games Friday night with a 105-95 setback in Indiana to the Pacers. Saturday will be the third of four in a row on the road for the Rockets, who are 7-13 as the guest on the season.

    "I think everybody is a little bit (tired)," admitted coach Kevin McHale. "We don't have just a lot of zip right now. We don't have a lot of juice and we've got to get it back. This is a long season and we have to find it again. We're just in a funk. It just doesn't look like we have much spark out there. We can get things going for awhile but then we have those periods when we really struggle."

    The Rockets fell behind by 13 after the first quarter against the Pacers and never got too close again. Omer Asik had a career-high with 22 points and 12 boards, while James Harden, Carlos Delfino, Chandler Parsons and Jeremy Lin all scored in double figures.

    Houston is the NBA's worst defensive team and has surrendered over 100 points in eight of the last 10.

    The T-Wolves have dropped five straight and the injury news just keeps piling up for Minnesota.

    Center Nikola Pekovic will be out 7-to-10 days with a right quad contusion. Guard Alexey Shved is day-to-day with a sprained left ankle. Both left Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers and the Wolves were left with only eight players to finish off the 90-77 loss.

    The Timberwolves don't even have enough healthy bodies to practice 5-on-5 with Pekovic, Shved, Kevin Love, Brandon Roy, Chase Budinger and Malcolm Lee all sidelined.

    "You don't get into a rhythm and a timing when you talk about not having enough guys to get up and down," said interim head coach Terry Porter. "A lot of it is on half court correction, defensive and offensive breakdowns we had the previous night. We haven't done it yet, maybe some times showing film, but we haven't done that yet. The most important thing is walking through the breakdowns, doing half court execution in different lineups."

    Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations David Kahn said on Friday the team has been granted a hardship exception from the NBA because of the injury problems. Kahn said the exception will probably give them another player signed for a 10-day contract.

    Luke Ridnour led the way with 21 points against the Clippers and Andrei Kirilenko and Derrick Williams both scored in double figures.

    The Rockets defeated the Timberwolves on Dec. 26, 87-84 in Minnesota. Houston has won 16 of the last 20 against Minnesota.

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      St Pete pet shelter reminds about vaccination Video included

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      Natalia Lima from Friends of Strays brought Vixen by the studio to remind us of the importance of vaccinating your pets. More>>

      • Great Stuff

      Pinellas deputy who broke up beach fight tells how he did it Video included

      Updated:

      Pinellas County Sheriff's deputy Sgt. Bryan Bingham went viral a few weeks ago when a video surfaced of him breaking up a fight on St. Pete Beach. More>>

      New centre opens doors to business women in Tampa Bay Video included

      Updated:

      Florida ranks fourth in the country for the number of women-owned businesses, contributing $77.4 billion to the state's economy. More>>

      Enter to win tickets to Nitro Jam

      The Great 38 is giving tickets to Nitro Jam. Enter below for your chance to win. More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | March 14-15 Video included

      Updated:

      See 8 fun events happening in Tampa Bay this weekend! More>>

      News Now: Charity Polo Classic Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, Morgan Auto Group hosts their annual Charity Polo Classic. It's an event unlike any other in this area.This year, it is taking place on March 21st and benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Children's Cancer Center. More>>

      Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week Video included

      Updated:

      We are celebrating kids who rock with Music Education Spirit Week! Lorri Naylor, a Lowry Elementary School teacher and a part of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, fills us in on the festivities.
      More>>

      USF 'Young Innovator' creates anti-bully band Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, USF holds their Young Innovator Competition, encouraging kids between kindergarten and 8th grade to invent something new or improve upon something that already exists. Meet Alexis Martin, this year's winner. The Anti-Bully Band she invented is her plan to stop bullying. More>>

      Tournament to honor Spring Hill firefighter

      Updated:

      In 2010, James Santella, a firefighter from Spring Hill, started having trouble putting his gear on. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
      More>>

      Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast 'Youth of the Year'

      Updated:

      Boys and Girls Clubs play a vital role in communities across the country. Here in the Bay Area, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Suncoast serve as a safe place for local kids to learn and grow. Each year, they select somebody who promotes service to the club and shows strong moral character and academic success as their Youth of the Year. Recently, Kassindjaa Montague was given this honor. She sits down with Jenn to tell us her story. More>>

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