Minnesota 102, Portland 113

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, January 17, 2011 10:00 PM
Location - Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
Officials - #34 Marc Davis, #60 David Guthrie, # J.T. Orr
Attendance - 20239

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota 29 17 27 29 102
Portland 30 20 38 25 113

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 10-32 8-12 2-20 L2
Portland 22-20 14-5 8-15 W2

Recap

LaMarcus Alridge scored a career-high 37 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Wesley Matthews scored 23 as the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 15th consecutive time with a 113-102 victory Monday night at the Rose Garden.

Aldridge scored 12 points in the third quarter and Matthews tallied 18 in the second half, helping Portland (22-20) pull away. Aldridge, who was 15-of-24 overall, scored 36 against Minnesota on Dec. 17.

The biggest surprise early was that the Timberwolves stayed close despite just four first-half points by Kevin Love. Love finished with 22 points and 17 rebounds for his 28th consecutive double-double and 37th overall.

Minnesota center Darko Milicic had 22 points on 11-of-16 shooting, eight rebounds and four blocked shots. Michael Beasley, playing on a sore left ankle, had 12 points.

Minnesota (10-32) fell to 2-20 on the road and is 1-12 in road games against the Western Conference.

Portland's Andre Miller had 15 points and 10 assists. Reserve Rudy Fernandez scored 13.

Portland All-Star Brandon Roy also had surgery on both knees Monday. No timetable has been set for his return.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Portland
Kevin Love 22 Scoring LaMarcus Aldridge 37
Luke Ridnour 6 Assists Andre Miller 10
Kevin Love 17 Rebounds LaMarcus Aldridge 12
Kevin Love 6 Free Throws Made Wesley Matthews 8
Darko Milicic 2 Steals Rudy Fernandez 5
Darko Milicic 4 Blocks LaMarcus Aldridge 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Minnesota 102 43.2 3-15 23-34 19 47 5 6 16
Portland 113 45.2 6-18 31-36 19 42 7 9 13

Upcoming Games

  • Portland will play their next game on the road against Sacramento. The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .524 after a win and .524 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against L.A. Clippers . The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .250 after a loss.
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