Trail Blazers vs Timberwolves Saturday, 03/02/13 AT 07:00PM

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  1. Post Game Notes And Quotes: Sweet Sweep

    Written by ripcitysarah on Mar 2, 2013

    Head Coach Terry Stotts, Nicolas Batum and JJ Hickson comment on Portland's big, 109-94, win over Minnesota Continue Reading

  2. Lillard's 24 Points Help Trail Blazers Sweep Timberwolves

    Written by erikgundersen on Mar 2, 2013

    Damian Lillard led the Trail Blazers (27-31) from the get-go with 24 points. The Trail Blazers led for almost the entire Continue Reading

  3. Damian Lillard Named Kia NBA Western Conference Rookie Of The Month For February

    Written by trailblazers on Mar 1, 2013

    Lillard, 22, paced all rookies with 19.8 points, 6.2 assists, 38.7 minutes and 22 3-pointers made to go with 2.9 rebounds Continue Reading

  4. Trail Blazers Host Timberwolves For Final Meeting This Season

    Written by erikgundersen on Mar 1, 2013

    On Saturday, the Trail Blazers (26-31) welcome the Minnesota Timberwolves (20-35) to the Rose Garden for their fourth and Continue Reading

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Trail Blazers Vs. Timberwolves Game Thread


Minnesota's current guard rotation features four players: Ricky Rubio, Alexey Shved, JJ Barea, Luke Ridnour, with only Shved standing taller than 6-4. This plays right into Portland's hands as Coach Stotts has been wanting to play Damian Lillard and Eric Maynor together in the backcourt. Usually, the main reason not to play two point guards together for prolonged stretches is due to a mismatch at the shooting guard position, which can lead to headaches on the defensive end of the court. But with Minnesota mostly using point guards themselves, it's a prime matchup for the Trail Blazers to see what their floor generals can accomplish together. The best bet is for Lillard to play off the ball, something we haven't seen from him a whole lot this year, but with the addition of Maynor, it could become commonplace. Watch his shot selection. Does he go to the basket more? Or does he settle for the jumper? Is he more efficient. We'll get the full answers to these questions once the season is over, but a sneak peek never hurts.
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Player Pts Ast RB
#12   LaMarcus Aldridge 17 4 8
#88   Nicolas Batum 12 3 7
#8   Luke Babbitt 0 0 0
#2   Wesley Matthews 9 3 2
#4   Nolan Smith 0 0 0
#21   J.J. Hickson 18 3 16
#0   Damian Lillard 24 4 6
#11   Meyers Leonard 12 0 8
#5   Will Barton 0 1 1
#18   Victor Claver 10 2 3
#19   Joel Freeland 0 0 3
#1   Jared Jeffries 0 0 0
#6   Eric Maynor 7 12 1
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