Trail Blazers vs Timberwolves Saturday, 01/05/13 AT 05:00PM

  1. LaMarcus Aldridge Named To 2013 NBA Western Conference All-Star Team

    Written by trailblazers on Jan 24, 2013

    Portland Trail Blazers forward/center LaMarcus Aldridge was named a 2013 NBA All-Star reserve by a vote of Western Conference Continue Reading

  2. Postgame Notes And Quotes: Big Win In Minny

    Written by ripcitysarah on Jan 5, 2013

    Quotes from Head Coach Terry Stotts, Wesley Matthews, Nicolas Batum and Damian Lillard following Portland's 102-97 win in Continue Reading

  3. Trail Blazers Survive In Minnesota, Finsh Trip 3-1

    Written by erikgundersen on Jan 5, 2013

    The Trail Blazers (18-15) jumped out on the Timberwolves (15-15) from the very beginning and were able to withstand tired Continue Reading

  4. Trail Blazers Wrap-Up Road Trip In Minnesota

    Written by erikgundersen on Jan 5, 2013

    The Trail Blazers (17-15) are in Minnesota tonight to face the Timberwolves (15-14) in an important divisional game and Continue Reading

  5. Damian Lillard Named Kia NBA Western Conference Rookie Of The Month For December

    Written by trailblazers on Jan 2, 2013

    Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard was named Kia NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month for December, it was Continue Reading

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Trail Blazers @ Timberwolves Game Thread

During Portland's win over Minnesota earlier this season, Damian Lillard and Wesley Matthews combined to score 58 points, on 23-34 shooting from the field, including 9-14 behind the arc to go along with 11 assists and just 2 turnovers. Lee started in the backcourt along with Luke Ridnour last meeting which saw them combine for just 21 points and 3 assists. We all know Lee won't be active and it appears the Wolves have given the starting shooting guard reigns over to rookie Alexey Shved who has been impressive this season, averaging 11 points and nearly 5 assists per night. I expect Love to play and Nikola Pekovic is a load down low, so the Trail Blazers' advantage in this matchup is on the wings. If Matthews and Lillard shoot lights out again, it will be a big, big road win against not only a division rival but a team Portland is fighting for, for the eight and final playoff spot.

So Rip City, what are your keys to victory?Continue>>>

My Starting 5

Actual score:

Average predicted score:

Player Pts Ast RB
#12   LaMarcus Aldridge 14 6 9
#88   Nicolas Batum 26 3 5
#8   Luke Babbitt 6 1 1
#2   Wesley Matthews 26 2 0
#4   Nolan Smith 0 0 0
#21   J.J. Hickson 2 2 11
#0   Damian Lillard 20 6 4
#5   Will Barton 0 0 0
#18   Victor Claver 5 0 3
#19   Joel Freeland 0 0 3
#1   Jared Jeffries 0 0 1
#24   Ronnie Price 3 2 2
#3   Sasha Pavlovic 0 0 0
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