MINNEAPOLIS - The Houston Rockets found themselves in an unexpected fight as they staggered into overtime against lowly Minnesota, and James Harden and Dwight Howard couldnt do anything to help them. Air Max Bestellen Auf Rechnung .In what has quickly become a defining characteristic for this version of the Rockets, they somehow found a way.Harden had 38 points before fouling out and Nick Johnson scored on a driving layup with 0.8 seconds to go in overtime that helped the Rockets escape with a 114-112 victory over the Timberwolves on Friday night.I foul out and they still go out there and win the game, Harden said. Small things like that put it in our minds that were building and were growing as a team.Harden made 11 of 17 shots and also had six assists, but he fouled out with 1:20 to play in regulation and the Rockets let a 13-point lead with 5 minutes to go slip away. Jason Terry, the veteran who has been so valuable with Howard out, hit a 3-pointer and then two free throws in overtime to finish with 19 points. Terry also fed Johnson for the winning bucket.Thaddeus Young had 19 points for the Timberwolves, the last two coming with 15.9 seconds to go in overtime to tie the game at 112.But Johnson got loose on the final possession and bulled to the rim to hit a tough layup that gave the Rockets (15-4) their sixth win in seven games.Shabazz Muhammad scored 20 points for the Timberwolves, who were coming off an embarrassing loss to Philadelphia on Wednesday night that snapped the 76ers 17-game losing streak to start the season. Minnesota put up a much more inspired effort on Friday night, outscoring Houston 22-9 in the final 5 minutes of regulation, but couldnt finish it off.It hurt for two days, how embarrassing it was to lose to Philadelphia and all that (stuff), Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. Bottom line is they played harder than we did the whole night, but we just got lucky and won.The Wolves were down 96-83 before Zach LaVine converted a three-point play off a dunk, Corey Brewer threw down a dunk in transition and Andrew Wiggins dunk gave the Wolves a 105-101 lead with 58 seconds to play.Donatas Motiejunas scored on a hook shot and hit two free throws to tie the game with 15 seconds to play, and Chase Budinger missed a long jumper at the buzzer that wouldve won it for Minnesota.We really shouldve won, said LaVine, who scored 17 points but missed two open jumpers late in the fourth. We made some bad plays, but we grew and did a lot better than we did last game.Both teams have been racked by injuries, with the Wolves missing Ricky Rubio (ankle), Kevin Martin (wrist), Nikola Pekovic (foot), Ronny Turiaf (hip) and Mo Williams (back).The Rockets have plenty of injuries of their own. Howard has missed the last nine games because of a strained right knee, point guard Patrick Beverley is out with a hamstring strain and power forward Terrence Jones has a left leg injury.___TIP-INSRockets: Trevor Ariza had 17 points and nine rebounds in 44 minutes. ... Kostas Papanikolaou had 10 points and four rebounds off the bench, but couldnt finish the game because of a knee injury that McHale said will be evaluated on Saturday. ... It was the 16th time in 19 games that the Rockets hit at least 10 3-pointers.Timberwolves: Coach Flip Saunders said Williams would not make the trip to San Antonio for Saturdays game and will be re-evaluated when the Wolves come back home. ... All five Wolves starters scored in double figures, including 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Brewer.JOHNSONS BIG SHOTJohnsons game-winner came off a busted play, with Terry running a pick-and-roll with Motiejunas and the defence collapsing on him as he went to the basket. LaVine lost Johnson in the scramble, and he slipped by him for the layup.We got the win, a relieved Johnson said. So thats all that matters.MARTIN ON THE MENDMartin spoke to reporters Friday for the first time since he broke his right wrist against the Knicks on Nov. 19. Its a nearly identical injury to the one he had on his left wrist a few years ago, but Martin said he expects a longer, harder recovery this time around.I do remember my left, there was a lot of soreness, but I dont have a left hand anyways so I didnt really need that, Martin said, a joking reference to his proclivity to going to his right. With the right, its going to be a tougher rehab. Ill have to put in a lot more time in this one. So well see.UP NEXTRockets: Host Phoenix on Saturday.Timberwolves: At San Antonio on Saturday. Schuhe Kaufen Schweiz . After a first half in which he thought "the lid was on the basket," the Toronto Raptors coach watched his squad mount a second half surge to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-91. Nike Air Max 720 Kaufen . Louis Cardinals won the World Series last season, but after losing first baseman Albert Pujols to free agency and manager Tony LaRussa to retirement, they opened the 2012 season in 12th spot in the TSN.SAN JOSE SHARKSLAST SEASON: 51-22-9, 111 points. Lost to Los Angeles in first round of playoffs.COACH: Todd McLellan, 7th season with Sharks, 271-130-57; seventh overall in NHL.ADDED: F John Scott, F Tye McGinn, D Taylor Fedun.LOST: D Dan Boyle, D Brad Stuart, F Marty Havlat.PLAYER TO WATCH: Joe Thornton. Despite finishing second in the league in assists last season, Thornton was stripped of his captaincy this summer in response to the Sharks playoff collapse against Los Angeles. San Jose became the fourth NHL team to lose a best-of-seven series after winning the first three games. That prompted a search for new leaders. Thornton expressed no desire to leave San Jose but how he reacts tto the new role and how he plays this season will be key questions going forward. Nike Air Max 270 Schweiz Günstig. OUTLOOK: The Sharks began the off-season with general manager Doug Wilson talking of rebuilding and becoming a tomorrow team after being a Stanley Cup contender for most of the past decade. Wilson has altered his stance a bit and the players still believe this team can compete with the other powers out West. Much of the success will hinge on continued improvement from younger core players like Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Logan Couture and Tomas Hertl; Brent Burns move back to defence from forward; and more depth on the bottom two lines to take pressure off Thornton and Patrick Marleau. ' ' '
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BELEK, Turkey -- Tiger Woods shot a 9-under 63 Friday to trim a six-shot deficit to one after the second round of the Turkish Open. Yeezy 700 Outlet . Woods completed seven holes of his rain-delayed first round for a 70 on Friday morning. After an hour lunch break, the 14-time major winner didnt drop a shot and had nine birdies in the second round. It left Woods in fifth place on 11 under, just a shot behind the leading foursome of Swedens Henrik Stenson (68), Englands Ian Poulter (66), Frenchman Victor Dubuisson (65) and South African Justin Walters (66). "I played a little better certainly this afternoon and made some putts, so that was fine," Wood said. "It was a round that could have been really special. But I am right there, and I am only one back." Woods, who last won on the European Tour at the co-sanctioned 2009 Australian Masters, said he missed four or five putts within 10 feet for birdie. "Its a bunched leaderboard, so we are going to have to continue to go low over the weekend given the way the golf course is playing and how soft it is," he said. "It is so receptive and slow and it lends itself to a lot of birdies." Woods revealed he had been awake since around 3:30 a.m. local time watching TV coverage of his alma mater Stanford beating Oregon 26-20. The game went on so long that Woods became worried about getting in some practice at Maxx Royal before his 8 a.m. restart. "Unfortunately, I had to stay longer watching the game than I wanted to," he said. "It was one of those games where it looked like we (Stanford) were going up 29-7. But the next thing you know, Oregon comes back at us. "Im thinking I have to go warm up for this tournament. So Im saying, come on guys, cant you just run the clock out and they finally did." Stenson, the European Tour money leader, had nine straight pars before picking up four birdies over his last nine. Wholesale Yeezy . - Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II says the NFL has told the team it will not be docked a pick in this years draft for coach Mike Tomlins foray onto the field against Baltimore last November. yeezy black friday .com) - The 12th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes continue a four-game homestand at Value City Arena on Wednesday night when they face off against the High Point Panthers in a non-conference matchup.One of the countrys largest feminist groups has called for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to resign. The National Organization for Women says the NFL has "a violence-against-women problem" and "the only way to restore honour and integrity to the countrys most lucrative and popular pastime" is for Goodell to step down. NOW says the league should appoint an independent investigator to look into violence against women, sexual assault and stalking. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says the league appreciates the concern and it has "already initiated steps with the help of outside experts to strrengthen our policies and programs on domestic violence and sexual assault. Yeezy Shoes . ." The NFL has been questioned for its handling of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was suspended two games by the league in July for punching his fiancee, then released by his team and suspended indefinitely Monday only after video of the attack was made public. Goodell has said the league asked for video of the attack during its investigation but was unable to get it. According to tax returns, Goodell made more than $44 million in 2012 and the leagues revenues approached $10 billion. ' ' '