Minnesota’s All-Star Kevin Love scored a season-high 42 points along with 10 rebounds to lead the Timberwolves over the Portland Trail Blazers 122-110 at the Rose Garden. The other All-Star, LaMarcus Aldridge, had 14 points and 7 rebounds for the Blazers before fouling out in the fourth quarter. Nicolas Batum led Portland with 29 points and Gerald Wallace contributed 25 points, 14 rebounds, 5 steals, and 3 assists in the loss.
“It just gets old. We knew the importance of this game, especially with a tough road trip coming up. We’re going to reveal our character. We’re going to show who we are coming up here soon — a team that’s going to fight, or a team that’s going to lay down” – Jamal Crawford.
“We have to get connected ? do the things you need to do to win games. We didn’t commit to defending tonight. We get smacked around before we realized we were in a game, and then we played. We showed we have the capability, but we have to get smacked upside the head before we do. You can’t just flip a switch” – Nate McMillian.