Trail Blazers vs Timberwolves Friday, 11/23/12 AT 07:00PM

  1. Post-Game Notes And Quotes: Bounce-Back Win At Home

    Written by ripcitysarah on Nov 23, 2012

    Notes and quotes from Portland 103-95 defeat of Minnesota at the Rose Garden. Continue Reading

  2. Matthews And Lillard Torch Wolves

    Written by erikgundersen on Nov 23, 2012

    Wesley Matthews and Damian Lillard had it going from the field all night long as they combined for 58 of Portland's 103 Continue Reading

  3. Portland Looks To Leave Home On High Note Against Minnesota

    Written by erikgundersen on Nov 23, 2012

    Tonight the Trail Blazers (5-6) face the Minnesota Timberwolves (6-6) at the Rose Garden. Tip off is at 7PM and the game Continue Reading

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Trail Blazers Vs. Timberwolves Game Thread

Kevin Love returned from a broken hand Wednesday night against the Denver Nuggets and showed no signs of rust at all, as the All-Star went off for 34 points and 14 rebounds. These two bigs, Aldridge and Love, are arguably the Top 2 power forwards in the league and always have great head-to-head battles. And over the past couple of seasons, it seems that whichever player wins the individual matchup, also propels their team to victory. Love is the superior rebounder and can wreak havoc on the offensive glass but Aldridge is the more gifted athlete who has more size and length, which he needs to use to his advantage in the post. Force the Wolves to decide if they want to send the double team or not. If they do and Portland is hitting from outside, this one could be over early.

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 13 0 6
#88   Nicolas Batum 9 5 4
#8   Luke Babbitt 0 1 1
#2   Wesley Matthews 30 3 0
#4   Nolan Smith 0 0 0
#21   J.J. Hickson 14 4 13
#0   Damian Lillard 28 8 4
#11   Meyers Leonard 2 0 0
#5   Will Barton 0 1 1
#19   Joel Freeland 0 0 0
#1   Jared Jeffries 2 0 2
#24   Ronnie Price 3 1 1
#3   Sasha Pavlovic 2 1 1
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