Portland 108, Minnesota 98

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, January 7, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #10 Ron Garretson, #28 Tommy Nunez Jr., #49 Tom Washington
Attendance - 12213

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Portland 37 26 25 20 108
Minnesota 27 16 29 26 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Portland 20-17 12-3 8-14 W2
Minnesota 9-28 7-10 2-18 L3

Recap

Wesley Matthews scored 29 of his career-high 36 points in the first half and LaMarcus Aldridge added 28 points and 10 rebounds as the Portland Trail Blazers cruised past the Minnesota Timberwolves, 108-98, on Friday.

Andre Miller chipped in 16 points and 10 assists, and Patrick Mills scored 10 off the bench for the Blazers, who have won five of their last seven.

Portland burst out of the gate with 37 points in the first quarter. Matthews had 19 of those, including five 3-pointers. The Blazers would stretch the lead to 63-43 at the half as Matthews hit two more 3-pointers en route to setting the franchise record for points in the first 24 minutes. His seven 3-pointers in the half were also a franchise best.

The Timberwolves recovered a bit after the break as Matthews cooled, chipping away until briefly cutting it to single digits when Kevin Love made a 3-pointer with 1:34 left in the game. But Aldridge hit two free throws to bump it back to an 11-point cushion with 1:01 remaining.

Love finished with 30 points and 19 rebounds while Michael Beasley scored 17 for Minnesota, which has dropped three straight.

Top Game Performances

Portland   Minnesota
Wesley Matthews 36 Scoring Kevin Love 30
Andre Miller 10 Assists Luke Ridnour 11
LaMarcus Aldridge 10 Rebounds Kevin Love 19
Wesley Matthews 9 Free Throws Made Kevin Love 7
Andre Miller 4 Steals Corey Brewer 2
Marcus Camby 3 Blocks Michael Beasley 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Portland 108 46.5 9-23 19-22 23 45 4 10 14
Minnesota 98 48.7 8-16 16-22 22 36 3 8 19

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against San Antonio. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .222 after a win and .250 after a loss.
  • Portland will play their next game at home against Miami. The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .526 after a win and .556 after a loss.
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