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Rockets vs. Timberwolves game thread: Déjà vu

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We've been here before, but we also haven't.

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The Rockets again go to Minnesota on the second night of a back-to-back, this time with a nine-game winning streak in tow. They cruised last time, and they're 9-0 in SEGABABAs this year.

But this time, they'll be without Eric Gordon, who has been tied with Patrick Beverley for MVNBR (Most Valuable Non-Beard Rocket). The Rockets needed Corey Brewer to score 15 points on 70 percent shooting to beat the Hornets, and the bench scoring was a huge problem down the stretch as the Hornets came to back to briefly take the lead.

Ryan Anderson needs to be huge in his minutes with the bench group. So does Patrick Beverley, who is still playing through pain in his shooting rest. Now would be a good time for Sam Dekker to snap out of the little funk he's been in as well.

Game is on Root Sports at 7 p.m. CY