Portland 103, Minnesota 95

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, November 23, 2012 10:00 PM
Location - Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
Officials - #11 Derrick Collins, #17 Joe Crawford, #73 Tre Maddox
Attendance - 20555

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Minnesota 33 22 23 17 95
Portland 28 22 31 22 103

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 5-6 3-3 2-3 L4
Portland 6-6 4-3 2-3 W1

Recap


Trail Blazers 103, Timberwolves 95: Wesley Matthews scored a game-high 30 points and rookie Damian Lillard added 28 and eight assists as Portland posted its third consecutive home victory.

J.J. Hickson returned from a one-game absence due to a sprained left shoulder to record 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Trail Blazers, who have won four of five overall.

Kevin Love had 24 points and 13 boards while Nikola Pekovic contributed 18 and 10 for Minnesota, which began a four-game road trip with its fourth straight loss.

Ahead by five points after the first quarter, the Timberwolves opened the second with an 8-0 run that extended their advantage to 41-28. Portland chipped away and took a 71-69 lead on a 3-pointer by Lillard with 3:33 remaining in the third.

With Minnesota holding a 78-75 lead, the Trail Blazers went on a 13-0 burst that bridged the third and fourth quarters to move ahead for good.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Timberwolves have lost 18 of their last 20 overall meetings with the Trail Blazers and 13 of 14 visits to the Rose Garden. ... Love has scored 58 points in two games since returning from a broken hand. ... Portland was 11-of-25 from 3-point range while Minnesota was a paltry 3-of-18.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Portland
Kevin Love 24 Scoring Wesley Matthews 30
Andrei Kirilenko 5 Assists Damian Lillard 8
Kevin Love 13 Rebounds J.J. Hickson 13
Kevin Love 12 Free Throws Made Nicolas Batum 2
Dante Cunningham 3 Steals Wesley Matthews 4
Lou Amundson 1 Blocks Nicolas Batum 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Minnesota 95 41.0 3-18 28-37 15 47 2 10 14
Portland 103 53.8 11-25 8-18 24 33 6 7 12

Upcoming Games

  • Portland will play their next game on the road against Brooklyn. The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Golden State . The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .400 after a loss.