Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/23/12
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 Date: Friday, November 23, 2012 The Wolves may be without Roy, but they are fortunate enough to finally have NBA superstar—and Lake Oswego (ORE.) native, Kevin Love back in the lineup. Game Notes/How They Match Up Knee surgery will prevent Brandon Roy from making his return to the Rose Garden on Friday. (Photo: Brace Hemmelgarn/US PRESSWIRE) This game is going to be a classic matchup of offense versus defense. The Blazers average 99.2 points per game, while allowing 102.9, and the Wolves score just 92 points per game, while allowing only 91.5. The other major storyline here is going to be the numerous connections that
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