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Portland Trail Blazers
PORTLAND -- Guards Wesley Matthews and Damian Lillard were too much for Minnesota on Friday night, combining for 58 points in Portland's 103-95 victory at the Rose Garden. Matthews scored a season-high 30 points and Lillard added 28 for the Trail Blazers (6-6), who begin a seven-game road trip Sunday at Brooklyn. Kevin Love had 24 points and 13 rebounds for the Timberwolves (5-6), who lost their fourth straight game. But it was at the defensive end that coach Terry Stotts saw progress. "I saw an intensity in our guys' faces about how important (defense) was," he said. "I've seen it in spots this season, but the second half, we sustained it for a long period of time." Portland entered the game last in the NBA in opponents' scoring (102.9) and field-goal percentage (.501). Minnesota shot .410 for the game to the Blazers' .538. Over the final three quarters, the Timberwolves scored 62 points and shot 20-for-57 (.351). "We'v...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Huge night for the rookie
The Headline: Damian Lillard scores a season high 28 points in this big Portland win.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Portland Trail Blazers
When: 10:00 ET, Friday, November 23, 2012
Where: Rose Garden (Portland)
Officials: Joe Crawford, Tre Maddox, Derrick Collins
1. Lillard leads the way
Damian Lillard had the best night of his...
1. Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian LillardStats: 47.3% FG, 40.5% 3PT, 20.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.3 steals, 3.3 turnoversLillard has made an amazingly smooth transition from mid-major Weber State to the NBA, and leads all rookies in points, assists and three-pointers made. He's also leading the Blazers in scoring, ahead of All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge.2...
The road trip begins
The Portland Trail Blazers are set to take their first trip to the East Coast this Sunday, and it will begin a seven-game stint where the team will be away from the Rose Garden.
Matchup: Portland (6-6) @ Brooklyn Nets (7-4)
Venue: Barclays Center
Time: 12:00 PM PT
Date: Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012
The Brooklyn Nets have undergone a load of transitions since last season...
PORTLAND -- Guards Wesley Matthews and Damian Lillard were too much for Minnesota on Friday night, combining for 58 points in Portland's 103-95 victory at the Rose Garden. Matthews scored a season-high 30 points and Lillard added 28 for the Trail Blazers (6-6), who begin a seven-game road trip Sunday at Brooklyn. Kevin Love had 24 points and 13 rebounds for the Timberwolves...
Brandon Roy OUT for Friday
Portland Trail Blazers’ fans have had this game circled on their calendars since the NBA released their schedule this past offseason, but with Brandon Roy no longer available, it appears to be just another game between two struggling division rivals.
Matchup: Portland (5-6) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (5-5)
Venue: Rose Garden Arena
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Looking at their schedule, youd think the Timberwolves had some kind of in with whomever in the NBA is responsible for laying out the slate of games. First the convenient five-day break at the peak of their injuries, and now this post-Thanksgiving game in Portland, the city to which so many players and coaches are connected.First and foremost, theres Rick Adelman, who played in Portland...
No answer For The Suns
The Headline: the Suns come out blazing, shooting a near 60 percent against an ailing Portland team.
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Phoenix Suns
When: 9:00 ET, Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Where: US Airways Center (Phoenix)
Officials: Eli Roe, Bill Kennedy, Kane Fitzgerald
1. Lillard keeps a hot hand
Rookie sensation Damian Lillard...
Nicolas Batum ranks 11th in scoring, seventh in steals and fourth in minutes.
The past few NBA drafts have managed to produce many star-caliber players like Blake Griffin, James Harden, Stephen Curry, Brandon Jennings, John Wall and Kyrie Irving, just to name a few.
Most of these players stepped right into their roles on their respective teams where they could show what skills they possessed and that they were worth the high-overall picks their franchises...