MINNEAPOLIS -- Keeping things simple is working just fine for the Houston Rockets. wholesale nfl jerseys . Dwight Howard had 18 points and 15 rebounds, and the surging Rockets used a fourth-quarter push to hold off the Minnesota Timberwolves 107-89 Monday night for their sixth consecutive victory. Chandler Parsons had 20 points and James Harden scored 19 for the Rockets, who have won six straight for the first time since taking seven in a row in January 2012. All five starters scored in double figures for Houston, which has won nine of 11 and 14 of 18. "Its just not trying to make the spectacular play, giving up good shots for great shots, not forcing anything. Thats what weve been doing really good lately and its a lot more fun to play that way," Parsons said. "We have so many talented guys, we can be so balanced every single night." The short-handed Timberwolves do not have that luxury right now. Back after missing one game with a bruised left quadriceps, Kevin Love led Minnesota with 31 points and 10 rebounds. Chase Budinger had 15 points as a fill-in starter and Alexey Shved scored 11 off the bench for the Timberwolves, who have lost four straight and six of seven. Ricky Rubio, who had three straight games in double figures, including a career-best 25 points on Saturday, was 2 of 10 for seven points. Loves strong game -- including a career-best 23 first-half points -- was needed because Minnesota played without starting guard Kevin Martin (broken thumb) and centre Nikola Pekovic (right ankle bursitis). Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman also was absent due to personal reasons. He is expected back Wednesday. Assistant coach Terry Porter filled in for Adelman, but was left scratching his head. "Unfortunately for us, we couldnt make shots," Porter said. "Guys that normally make shots struggled. We had good looks, but just couldnt knock them down. On those misses, they ran out, got some easy baskets and extended the lead." After its 15-point lead had dwindled to four, Houston scored the first 11 points of the fourth quarter to push its cushion to 93-78. Parsons had a pair of fast-break layups and a dunk to spark the run. This time, the Rockets did not let Minnesota counter with a run, outscoring the Timberwolves 25-11 in the quarter -- Minnesotas lowest-scoring period of the year. "Its almost been like that three games in a row where weve been in pretty good position, either ahead or right within striking distance," Love said. "Then in those first few minutes the other team just gets off to a better start than you do and pushes the lead up. We just need to be better in the fourth quarter." Howard said the key surge came about because the Rockets slowed things down. "We didnt try to rush shots and rush down the floor and take bad shots. We took our time, shared the ball and got good shots," he said. "We do an excellent job of sharing the ball and finding an open man. When we do that its hard for teams to decide what theyre going to do, if theyre going to double out the posts or stay with the 3-point shooters. We just want to make teams make tough decisions on the floor." Down by nine at the break, Minnesota scored the first six points of the second half, but Patrick Beverley had five of his 14 points as Houston countered with a 12-0 spurt to extend its lead to 79-64. The Rockets then began to work the shot clock, but couldnt get shots to fall. Instead, a 12-3 run got Minnesota within four heading into the fourth quarter. Behind 10 points from Harden -- including a pair of 3-pointers -- Houston led 34-28 after one. Love had 17 points in the quarter, including 15 straight at one point for the Timberwolves. Houston had two dunks and a pair of layups as part of a 10-2 run that bumped the lead to 56-45 with 3:43 to play in the second. The Rockets led 67-58 at the break, the most points Minnesota has allowed in a first half this season. NOTES: The Timberwolves were 21 for 21 from the free throw line, but had no attempts in the fourth quarter. ... Houston, which averages an NBA-high 31.22 free throw attempts per game, had just 20. ... Minnesota starting forward Corey Brewer and centre Ronny Turiaf were a combined 3 for 8, scoring just seven points in 48 minutes. ... Houston is home Wednesday against Washington, its lone home game in an eight-game span. wholesale jerseys .A. Dickey and the Toronto Blue Jays look to get even with the Baltimore Orioles tonight in the second game of a three-game set at Camden Yards. cheap nfl jerseys . The regular season has not even begun and the Ottawa Senators are already answering questions about whether or not theyve got the offence to compete. http://www.cheapchinajerseynfl.us.com/ . They observed with no surprise whatsoever their former teammate scoring what proved to be the Cup-clinching goal with 59 seconds left on the clock at TD Garden. "The more pressure, the higher he rises," former Knights teammate Dylan Hunter told the Leaf Report. Sensing that they were slipping out of the playoff race, the Dallas Stars moved a veteran playmaking centre to the Vancouver Canucks, who sorely need the secondary offensive source. Numbers Game looks at the Canucks deal for Derek Roy. The Canucks Get: C Derek Roy. Roy, 29, is a playmaking centre whose offensive production has started to decline in recent seasons, not so coincidentally it seems since he missed the final 46 games of the 2010-2011 season after requiring surgery on his quadriceps tendon. During the preceding five-year stretch, Roy had scored 318 points in 350 games; his 0.91 points per game ranking 32nd in the league over that time (minimum 200 games played). Since then, Roy has 66 points in 110 games, including four goals and 22 points in 30 games this season. While his own shooting percentage (6.2%) is a career-low, his linemates have been more effective, as his on-ice shooting percentage (10.31%, 5-on-5 per www.behindthenet.ca) is second-best among Stars forwards. What does stand out, in some respects, is that Roy started a lot of shifts in the defensive zone, faced a higher-calibre of competition and still generated a positive shot differential with the Stars, so he was moving the puck the right way, even if his point total hasnt been up to his previous standards. In Vancouver, Roy moves into a gaping hole on the second line, at least as long as Ryan Kesler remains sidelined. Even once Kesler returns, Roy can figure in a prominent offensive role, boosting the productivity of Canucks wingers Mason Raymond and Jannik Hansen, the supporting cast behind the Sedins in the Vancouver offence. That Roy handled a higher proportion of defensive zone starts in Dallas this year probably held some appeal for the Canucks, since Vancouver has notoriously given the Sedins that majority of starts in the offensive zone when possible. nfl jerseys china. Having a centre capable of handling shifts that start in the defensive zone, particularly with Kesler sidelined, was a priority for a playoff team. Roy, who comes at a $4-million cap hit this season, will be an unrestricted free agent in the summer. The Stars Get: D Kevin Connauton and a second-round pick. Connauton is a 23-year-old who is wrapping up his third AHL season, posting seven goals, 18 assists and a minus-12 rating in 60 games for the Chicago Wolves. He moves the puck well, has decent size and has played better the last couple months, registering five goals and 11 assists, with an even rating in the last 24 games. The second-round pick offers some value. A mid-to-late second-rounder nets nearly a 30% chance of landing an NHL player. Combined with the potential for Connauton to make the Stars at some point, there is a decent chance that they will have some long-term value to show for dealing Roy. While this season hasnt quite played out as the Stars had hoped, they have moved decisively to shed veterans and that will allow them to test their young talent. For example, Dealing Roy opens up additional playing time for a young player like Cody Eakin, a 21-year-old who has 19 points in 31 games while playing a modest 14:33 per game. There was little chance that Roy, in the last year of his deal, was going to be part of the long-term solution in Dallas and now the Stars can look to the future with a younger core. Scott Cullen can be reached at Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tsnscottcullen. For more, check out TSN Fantasy on Facebook. cheap jerseys ' ' '