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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves are trying to find any sense of traction this season and will have yet another chance to win back-to-back games for the first time when they play at home Saturday night.Standing in Minnesotas way is just the team on the hottest streak in the NBA: the Houston Rockets.The Timberwolves (7-18) host Houston on Saturday night after the Rockets (20-7) won their ninth game in a row on Friday, beating the New Orleans Pelicans 122-100 in Houston.We came in today and had a different swagger about us, Minnesota center Karl-Anthony Towns told the Minneapolis Star Tribune a day after the Timberwolves 99-94 comeback win in Chicago. A different swagger that we have never had; an arrogance in a way that great teams have.Minnesota recovered from a 21-point deficit against the Bulls, the largest comeback in the NBA this season. The Timberwolves felt good about themselves and also had three days off before the Rockets come to town.But its a Minnesota team that hasnt won two games in a row all season. The Timberwolves hope something changed this time.I think, in Chicago, thats the first time we played team basketball, forward Gorgui Dieng told the Star Tribune.Minnesota can benefit from back-to-back practices as well, a rare occurrence rare in todays NBA. The young Timberwolves need the practice as much as anyone as they continue to learn the ways of new coach Tom Thibodeau.For us, practicing hard and practicing well is critical, Thibodeau told the Star Tribune. It is not punishment, but it is what we need to do to build habits. This is all about building habits and building a foundation.Tuesdays comeback was made possible because of defense. It was the first time in 10 games that Minnesota had held a team below 100 points. Chicago scored 56 total points in the final three quarters.Stopping the Rockets is a more daunting task.The Rockets entered Friday second in the league in scoring with 122.8 points per game. That was before Houston bombarded New Orleans.Houston hit 24 3-pointers in Fridays win against the Pelicans. The total broke a mark the 2013 Rockets shared with the 2009 Orlando Magic. They shot 61 3-pointers in the win, breaking another record they had set earlier this season when they shot 50 in a game.It was one of those nights where it didnt feel like we put up 60 3s, said forward Ryan Anderson, who was 2 of 8 from 3. They were in-motion shots, they were good shots.Eric Gordon was 7 of 12 on 3-point shots in scoring 29 points. James Harden was 6 of 12 from beyond the arc on the way to his sixth triple-double of the season with 29 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds. Trevor Ariza added five 3s and scored 20 points.We can still be better, Gordon said. I wouldnt doubt that before the season is over well break that record (for 3-pointers made) again.I think itll happen again for sure. A lot of teams like to load up trying to not let us get layups and it forces us to shoot 3s. Its like, Why not? I think well have that chance again.Harden also passed Hakeem Olajuwon with his 15th triple-double for Houston, the most in team history.The Rockets have played twice while the Timberwolves rested and practiced. Houston also put up 132 points in a win on Wednesday over Sacramento, which scored just 98 points in the game. Marshon Lattimore Saints Jersey . -- Peyton Manning will have all of his wide receivers available for the first time in a month when the Denver Broncos begin their playoff run Jan. Morten Andersen Jersey . 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"All the players, they know me and they were really happy to see me and they were really happy that this is over for me," Cilic said. ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando spends each Sunday with ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden and the Monday Night Football crew. This week, theyre in New Jersey for the Cincinnati Bengals-New York Giants?matchup (ESPN, 8:30 p.m. ET). Here are some takeaways from Gruden on the game.The Giants have won three in a row to get back into the NFC playoff race with a 5-3 record. They have regained their footing with gutsy defensive playcalls in crunch time. Beating the Bengals on Monday night would give the Giannts their longest winning streak since 2012, but their defense will be stepping up in class.ddddddddddddAll-out blitzes that have worked well for the Giants against Carson Wentz and Case Keenum in recent weeks will have a tougher time succeeding against Andy Dalton and the Bengals, who are looking to hit their stride offensively over the second half of the season. 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