Brooks' hot shooting leads Rockets past Timberwolves
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Aaron Brooks nailed six 3-pointers and netted 26 points as the Houston Rockets defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves, 112-101, on Saturday night.
Terrence Jones tallied 18 points and 10 rebounds, Jeremy Lin poured in 19 points and Dwight Howard added 11 points, 13 boards and four blocks for the Rockets, who have won four of their last five game.
Kevin Love had 27 points and 15 rebounds for Minnesota, which has dropped four of its last six tilts.
Jones had seven quick points as the Rockets raced out to a 14-2 start before a 13-2 Minnesota swing brought the Timberwolves within 16-15 midway through the first.
Houston then closed the frame on a 9-3 flurry as the hosts took a 25-18 advantage after a quarter of play.
The Rockets led 55-42 at the break and 82-74 after three before blowing the game open with a 9-0 run to begin the fourth.
Omri Casspi, Lin and Brooks nailed triples on three consecutive trips down the floor as Houston took a commanding 91-74 advantage.
The Rockets led by as many as 19 down the stretch.
Patrick Beverley knocked down five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points for Houston ... Houston turned the ball over 24 times, which led to 37 Minnesota points ... Corey Brewer netted 22 points for the Timberwolves.
11/23 22:47:47 ET