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Damian Lillard scored 24 points, J.J. Hickson added 18 points and 16 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, 109-96, on Saturday night to earn only their second win in nearly a month.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 17 points and eight rebounds for Portland, which had six players score in double figures. The Blazers jumped out to a 10-point lead in the first quarter and led by as many as 18, while the Timberwolves never challenged.
Derrick Williams had 23 points and eight rebounds to lead the Wolves, who have dropped their last five games and 21 of 25. Luke Ridnour added 18 points and six assists, and former Blazer Dante Cunningham had 16 points and eight rebounds off the bench.
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The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off their first double-digit victory since Jan. 23, and they’ll need to build off that momentum to make a push at the postseason.
Matchup: Portland Trail Blazers (27-31) vs. Charlotte Bobcats (13-46)
Venue: Rose Garden
Time: 7:00 PM PT
Date: Monday, March 4, 2013
As the 10th seed out West, the season isn’t lost for...
An NBA player from a visiting team generally doesn't receive a sustained standing ovation at the opposition's home court. Brandon Roy, as it turns out, is clearly an exception to the norm.At tonight's Timberwolves-Trailblazers matchup in Portland, famed former Blazer and current (injured)Timberwolves guard Brandon Roy graced the Rose Garden with his presence and received...
During last night's game against the Lakers, Timberwolves passing maestro Ricky Rubio threw some absolutely ridiculous passes. Most notable among these was Rubio's wonderful wraparound assist to Dante Cunningham in the first quarter, which is shown below. As a bonus, check out another one of Rubio's epic assists from last night. This time, Rubio connects on his patented...
LOS ANGELES It's time to play a mind game a borderline sick one, if you're a Minnesota sports fan.
Let's say the predictions were right, that the Timberwolves were to finish the 2012-13 season with 45 wins. That would have put them at eight games over .500 on the season, perhaps six or seven games over right now, as February turns to March. It would have put them on...
Brandon Roy may not of been suiting up for the Timberwolves’ game in Portland Sunday, but the Rose Garden found a way to show their appreciation for the former Blazers guard, giving him a standing ovation when shown on the jumbotron.
With a little over six weeks remaining in the regular season, the slumping Portland Trail Blazers know they need to pick up the pace.
A visit from the last-place Minnesota Timberwolves could help them do just that.
Portland tries to continue its recent domination of Minnesota as these Northwest Division rivals conclude their season series Saturday night.
While the 10th-place Trail...
Didn’t J.J. Watt teach us that it’s not a great idea to pose next to large basketball players, lest you look small? Zach Galifianakis must not have been around for that one.
Galifianikis was hanging out with Nikola Pekovic, who plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves, and Galifianakis — who we’re sure is a normal-sized human being — ended up looking like some kind of dwarf...
There had to be a reason that the Minnesota Timberwolves were willing to wait so long for this young man to be done playing ball overseas (pesky contracts).
Rubio made getting past the Black Mamba look like child's play, and as for Dwight Howard--the words 'too' and 'easy' come to mind.
Of course in the broad scheme of things it was only one basket;...
While the Portland Trail Blazers were one of the league's worst rebounding teams during February, they opened this month with a season-best effort on the boards.
Portland shouldn't have much trouble building off that performance on Monday night when they host the NBA-worst Charlotte Bobcats, who have been historically bad on the glass lately.
After a season-worst four-game...
By: John Fortney – Staff Writer (@jfort753)
You Maynor or may not want to add this guy!
It was a short night in the NBA last night with only four games going so I’m starting you off with a possible deep league add if you are looking for assists. It’s my man Eric Maynor, with 7 points 1 rebound and 12 assists in 31 plus minutes. Maynor was very quietly acquired by the Portland...