LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers Squeak By Minnesota Timberwolves

December 18th, 2010 by Joseph Fafinski Leave a reply »
The Rose Garden belonged to the Portland Trail Blazers and especially LaMarcus Aldridge on Friday as they defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 107-102.

Darko Milicic injured his ankle during the opening tip and didn't return, but ultimately, it didn't matter as Aldridge took over late.

The fifth-year man out of Texas went 15 of 22 from the field, had 10 rebounds, five blocks, and an astounding six dunks. He had a chance to break his points record, but missed a field goal and two free throws down the stretch.

He scored the first 12 for the Blazers, and had 20 by halftime.

The Spaniard, Rudy Fernandez, had 26 points, and Wesley Matthews, the second-year man from Marquette, chipped in 21 for the Blazers.

For the Timberwolves, who lost their fourth game in a row, scoring came from the hands of Michael Beasley, who put down 33 points and four blocks for Kurt Rambis' club. The team moved to 6-21 with an ugly 1-15 road record.

Kevin Love continued his hot streak, putting up 19 points, 17 rebounds, and four assists, the last two leading the team Friday.

Martell Webster also came off the bench and had his bes ...

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