Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 4/1/12
By MATT BEARDMORE, STATS WriterThe Minnesota Timberwolves have been unable to string together consecutive wins since the last time they faced the Portland Trail Blazers, but it's been even longer since the Blazers won two in a row.While neither of these struggling Northwest Division teams will be able to accomplish that feat Sunday night in Portland, one will pick up a much-needed victory. Minnesota goes for the season sweep as it returns to the Rose Garden for the first time since ending a lengthy skid in this series. In search of their first playoff berth since 2003-04, the Timberwolves (25-28) matched a season high with their third straight victory March 7, 106-94 over Portland (24-28). However, since moving into eighth place in the Western Conference with that victory - its first in nine tries at home against the Trail Blazers - Minnesota has gone 4-9 to fall to 11th. The Timberwolves open their two-game stretch on the road after losing for the third time in four home games, 10...
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