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Michael Beasley, left, of the Timberwolves knocks the ball away from Rockets center Yao Ming during the second quarter Sunday in Houston. Beasley was called for a foul on the play. (Associated Press)

Rockets scorch Wolves for first victory of season


HOUSTON (AP) -- Luis Scola scored 24 points and Kevin Martin added 21 to help the Houston Rockets win their first game of the season with a 120-94 rout of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.

Yao Ming, playing under a strict time limit while recovering from foot surgery, had 13 points and four re-bounds in 16 minutes. Shane Battier added 17 points for Houston, which lost its first five games. The Rockets lost their first 10 games in 1982-83.

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