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Minnesota Falls 129-125 to Rockets - Recap

Houston got 34 points from Kevin Martin en route to a 129-125 victory over Minnesota on Monday at Target Center.

Bettors who backed the Rockets were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 3 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 221.5.

Luis Scola had 20 points for Houston and Shane Battier chipped in with 19 points. Chuck Hayes had 7 assists for the Rockets, while Luis Scola was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 12 boards.

Minnesota got 24 points from Kevin Love in a losing cause and another 19 points from Wes Johnson. Kevin Love contributed 7 assists for the Timberwolves, while Kevin Love had 17 rebounds.

The Rockets hit the break leading 65-63 before taking care of business in the second half.

Minnesota had a 42-40 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.

Houston heads into a battle against the Clippers. Minnesota, meanwhile, will have their next action against Oklahoma City.