The 76ers had trailed by 23 points at half-time but fought back in the second half to win 104-102, with Simmonds bagging 18 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.
Houston has won 14 of the past 15 meetings with Sacramento and extended its home winning streak in the series to eight games.
Johnson had nine points and three rebounds in 31 minutes and the Rockets are looking forward to seeing what he can contribute once he gets better acquainted with the team. The Rockets have a 9-1 record during their last 10-game stretch and are 20-7 in away games this season.
In a picture that includes MVP front-runner James Harden, future Hall-of-Famer Chris Paul, and head coach Mike D'Antoni, Rockets GM Daryl Morey proudly pointed out the Rockets now have the greatest offense ever.
Williams has seen extremely limited action this season for the Rockets, as the 23-year-old small forward out of Indiana University has only appeared in four games and is now averaging just 1.3 points and 1.0 rebounds per game in just 17 total minutes played.
Pakistan tightens noose on UNSC banned individuals, declares Hafiz Saeed as terrorist
Saeed, who is the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, heads the charity JuD. Pakistan has informed the committee of the decision it has chose to undertake.
The Timberwolves rank highly on turnovers per game (#2), steals per game (#3) and field goal percentage (#4).
Houston is on a 8 game win streak, after they beat the Dallas Mavericks, 104 - 97; Paul, Harden combine for 52 points.
James Harden worked through a subpar shooting performance to help the Houston Rockets carry a 10-game winning streak into the All-Star break following a 100-91 victory over the visiting Sacramento Kings on Wednesday.
Clippers 129, Celtics 119 • In Boston, DeAndre Jordan had 30 points and 13 rebounds and Los Angeles beat Boston for its fourth victory in five games. Only the Warriors score more points per game (115.8) than the Rockets (114.1).
The opening line favors the Houston Rockets at -2.5. Rockets vs Timberwolves tv channel is on FSN. Ready to place your bet? Carmelo Anthony added 19 points. The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings, the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 12-2 in the last 14 meetings. Jimmy Butler has an average of 41.78 fantasy points per game on the season. Chris Paul has 42.67 fantasy points per game. On the year for the Vipers, Williams is averaging 19.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.9 steals in 29.1 minutes per game.