Trail Blazers vs Timberwolves Monday, 01/17/11 AT 07:00PM

  1. Aldridge's Career Night Propels Portland to Victory

    Written by Grant Lucas on Jan 17, 2011

    There must be something in the water on game days involving the Minnesota Timberwolves (10-32), as LaMarcus Aldridge tallied Continue Reading

  2. Trail Blazers 113, Timberwolves 102: Post-Game Notes

    Written by caseyholdahl on Jan 17, 2011

    Portland has now tied its best streak ever against Minnesota with 15 straight wins (1993-1996), which is the teams longest Continue Reading

  3. Brandon Roy Undergoes Arthroscopic Surgery

    Written by caseyholdahl on Jan 17, 2011

    Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy underwent successful arthroscopic surgery Monday on both knees, it was announced Continue Reading

  4. Around The World: January 17

    Written by DHawes22 on Jan 17, 2011

    Around The World is a daily listing of every Trail Blazers and NBA link found on the internet. Included in today's topics Continue Reading

  5. Trail Blazers Aim to Keep Streak Alive Against T-Wolves

    Written by Grant Lucas on Jan 16, 2011

    The Portland Trail Blazers (21-20) continue their homestand on Monday night, when they look to extend their dominance against Continue Reading

  6. Patty Mills, Trail Blazers Team Up To Assist Australian Flood Cleanup

    Written by caseyholdahl on Jan 14, 2011

    In an effort to help his fellow countrymen and women who have been affected by the massive flooding in the Australian state Continue Reading

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Trail Blazers vs. Timberwolves Game Thread

After grinding out a no-so-pretty victory over the Nets, the Trail Blazers will once again play the role of favorite when the Timberwolves head into town. The odds are heavily stacked in Rip City's favor, winners of 14 straight over the Wolves, owners of a Top 10 home court record (13-5), and Minnesota is 2-19 on the road. While these all seem like insurmountable obstacles for the Wolves to overcome, don't forget the Blazers didn't close them out the last time the two teams met in Portland until the 4th quarter.

Make no doubts about it, all eyes will be upon LaMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Love. Back on December 17 in Portland, Love had himself a nice outing, putting up 19 points and hauling in 17 rebounds. But it was the L-Train who stole the show, tying a career-high in points (36), at the time blocks (5), and grabbed 10 rebounds. For Portland to continue their streak over Minny, LA needs to outplay Love and get some help from the newly energized Nicolas Batum and dependable Wesley Matthews. continue

My Starting 5

Actual score:

Average predicted score:

Player Pts Ast RB
#12   LaMarcus Aldridge 37 1 12
#10   Joel Przybilla 6 1 7
#88   Nicolas Batum 5 3 9
#5   Rudy Fernandez 13 2 3
#24   Andre Miller 15 10 3
#33   Dante Cunningham 9 0 3
#8   Patty Mills 5 1 3
#23   Marcus Camby 0 1 1
#1   Armon Johnson 0 0 0
#8   Luke Babbitt 0 0 0
#2   Wesley Matthews 23 0 1
#4   Sean Marks 0 0 0
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