The AP reports: The Houston Rockets keep saying they need to play better defense. That’s what it took to turn around their game with Minnesota on Saturday night. Yao Ming scored 30 points, Rafer Alston added 22 and the Rockets rallied from a 15-point deficit in the first half to beat the Timberwolves 107-90. Tracy McGrady added 15 points and Ron Artest 14 for the Rockets, who also overcame Al Jefferson’s 36 points to beat Minnesota for the sixth straight time. Jefferson matched a career high with 22 rebounds, but couldn’t keep the Timberwolves from losing for the fifth time in six games.