Houston's prowess from behind the line - all 22 three-pointers - spoiled a standout night from Karl-Anthony Towns.
Ricky Rubio moved beyond Thursday's eventful trade deadline from which nothing occurred with a huge game Friday. He followed that up with a 14-point, 11-assist effort Saturday.
But Cleveland is expected to add Deron Williams and Andrew Bogut.
A look back at Saturday night's game.
Make the coffee: road trip continues out west.
A weekly look around the league.
This will be the third game vs. the Rockets this season, but the first away from Target Center.
A look back at Friday night's game.
After Thursday's NBA trade deadline came and went without the Timberwolves making a deal, some of the more relieved players on the team were not among those rumored to be on the market.
Andrew Wiggins led the Wolves with 27 points and now has 108 total points in the Wolves last three games. That mark fell just four shy of Kevin Garnett's franchise record.
Friday night's victory was Minnesota's third in four games
It will come as no surprise that the ultra-prepared Tom Thibodeau gave the players a plan on how to stay prepared before they scattered for the week-long All-Star break.
The franchise history of point guards explains why the Timberwolves have ended all but one season without winning a playoff series.
Veteran point guard Ricky Rubio is used to trade rumors, but these seemed more intense. "I mean, we're professionals, but we're human beings, too," Rubio said.
The Wolves, who stood pat at Thursday's NBA trade deadline, take on a Mavericks team that made the well-received move of sending center Andrew Bogut and Justin Anderson to Philadelphia for Nerlens Noel.
Ricky Rubio and Shabazz Muhammad discuss the passing of Thursday's NBA trade deadline without any Wolves, including both of them, being dealt
President of basketball operations and head coach Tom Thibodeau wouldn't say how close he came to actually making a deal. Only that nothing proposed was worth acting on.
The NBA trade deadline passed at 2 p.m. without any trade announcement from the Timberwolves.
Here’s a look at some of the significant recent reports and developments one day from the NBA's Thursday trade deadline.
Whether it was about power, control, personalities, timing or some combination thereof, Kevin Garnett's loud career ended quietly in Minnesota.