Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/25/12
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 Attendance: 20,555 Love ‘em 1. Lillard leads the way Damian Lillard had the best night of his young career, leading the Blazers in this win. Portland’s prized rookie had 28 points on 11-17 shooting, while going 4-8 from beyond the arc. Lillard also had eight assists, with zero turnovers. Outside of being a scoring machine, Lillard was really good with his distribution. The zero turnovers was a huge improvement for Lillard, whose had issues with coughing the ball up. 2. Hickson strong in return After missing Portland’s last game with a should injury, J.J. Hickson returned in this one. Despite facing a physical Minnesota team, Hickson had a strong performance. Despite Kevin Love’s dominance, Portland st...
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