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Lillard scores 34 to rally Blazers over Wolves 106-101


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Posted Nov 03 2015 12:20AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves cried their way through an emotional pregame tribute to fallen coach Flip Saunders and honored him with a stirring first quarter in their home opener.

They seemed to hit a wall after that, and it's hard to say whether it was a week of grieving or Damian Lillard's brilliance that was most to blame.

Lillard had 34 points and seven assists, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat Minnesota 106-101 on Monday night in the Timberwolves' first home game since Saunders died on Oct. 25.

"I was drained from the beginning," Wolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns said. "I was crying the whole pregame. I was emotionally drained coming out. I just tried to use my energy in a good way."

Lillard made 14 of 25 shots, C.J. McCollum scored 18 points and Al-Farouq Aminu had 17 points and nine rebounds for Portland, which trailed by 17 points in the first quarter after an inspired start by Minnesota.

"It was an emotional video," Lillard said of the memorial ceremony. "It was even emotional for me and I didn't know him personally, but from afar I always respected him and I've always known who he was. They played with heavy hearts like I said, and we expected a heavy fight, we expected a lot of energy from the crowd."

Kevin Martin scored 24 points and Ricky Rubio had 12 points, nine assists and nine rebounds for the Timberwolves two days after they attended Saunders' funeral. They whittled a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to three with 10 seconds to play. But Martin was stripped while trying to shoot a 3 and the Blazers hung on.

The game started 30 minutes late due to the pregame memorial service for Saunders, the president of basketball operations, coach and minority owner who died after complications with Hodgkin lymphoma. He was laid to rest during a private funeral on Saturday, so Monday night was the first chance most Minnesota fans had to pay their respects.

Tears were shed and prayers were offered for Saunders in a touching tribute video.

"It was a tough day, but we're not going to use that as an excuse," Wolves coach Sam Mitchell said.

If the Wolves were overcome with emotion, they didn't show it early. They jumped to an 8-1 lead and led by 17 points in the first quarter, with Rubio orchestrating the offense and everyone not named Lillard struggling to find their shot.

Lillard has been reluctant to dominate the ball too much early this season, preferring to help a young and revamped Blazers roster without LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews and Nic Batum find its bearings. That restraint resulted in a couple of ugly losses to Phoenix, and he was more aggressive against the Wolves.

His pull-up 3 in transition gave the Blazers a 10-point lead with 5:39 to play, but Minnesota ripped off a 12-4 run to pull within two with 90 seconds left.

"I know some people were questioning about whether he had to strike a balance or not," Blazers coach Terry Stotts said, "but he's the ultimate competitor, and he carried the team."

The Wolves appeared to tie the game on a putback by Andrew Wiggins with 54.5 seconds to play, but it was ruled offensive goaltending.

TIP-INS

Trail Blazers: Stotts knew Saunders going back more than 20 years to their days in the CBA. "The fact that Flip and I go back to those days 25 years ago and there's a special place for anyone who was in the CBA at that time and went on to have a career like he had," Stotts said. ... The Blazers outscored Minnesota 24-6 in second-chance points.

Timberwolves: Kevin Garnett got an early hook less than two minutes into the second half and had his left leg examined on the bench. But he was able to return in the fourth. He went scoreless with just one rebound in 17 minutes. ... The normally outstanding free throw shooter Martin missed three shots at the line.

FLIP TRIBUTE

The 15-minute pregame program was beautifully done. The video included appearances by Commissioner Adam Silver, Larry Bird, Pat Riley, Phil Jackson, Gregg Popovich, Chauncey Billups and every one of the Timberwolves, except for Garnett. KG wanted to participate, but was too overcome with emotion to speak on camera. One of the most memorable moments was when a teary Wolves GM Milt Newton recalled how Saunders would tell him that he loved him. "I love you, too," Newton said. "Rest in peace."

REPLAY ISSUES

The NBA revamped its replay system in the offseason, adding more referees in the replay center in New Jersey in hopes of speeding up the process. You never would've known that in the second half Monday night when several replays resulted in long waits for a final ruling. That included Wiggins' goaltending and a shot clock violation on the Blazers that was eventually ruled an inadvertent whistle. "In the last two minutes, nothing went our way, including the 30 minutes it took to figure out a couple calls," Martin said. "We'll learn from it."

UP NEXT

Trail Blazers: Visit Utah on Wednesday.

Timberwolves: Host Heat on Thursday.


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POR
MIN
     
    • 46.1%

    • 43.0%

    • 30.0%

    • 23.1%

    • 75.0%

    • 76.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
POR MIN
Total Rebounds 46 41
Offensive Rebounds 11 8
Turnovers 16 15
Fast Break Pts: 13 16
Biggest Lead: 10 17
Points in the Paint: 42 48
POR MIN
p Lillard   34 Martin   24
rb Davis   11 2 players   9
a Lillard   7 Rubio   9
s Lillard   2 Rubio   3
b 6 players   1 Towns   4
 
  • 11/02 - POR 106 @ MIN 101
  • 12/05 - POR 109 @ MIN 103
  • 01/31 - MIN 93 @ POR 96
  • 04/09 - MIN 106 @ POR 105
Portland Trail Blazers (2-2)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Aminu F 32:24 7-12 2-5 1-2 +11 3 6 9 1 5 0 0 1 0 17
M. Leonard F 23:52 1-7 0-4 2-2 -3 1 6 7 1 3 0 1 1 0 4
M. Plumlee C 27:40 4-5 0-0 1-2 +9 1 3 4 2 2 0 6 1 1 9
C. McCollum G 35:56 7-18 2-6 2-2 +17 0 6 6 4 4 1 4 1 0 18
D. Lillard G 37:57 14-25 4-9 2-3 +1 1 1 2 7 4 2 2 1 3 34
M. Harkless   17:15 2-5 0-1 1-1 -8 1 3 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 5
A. Crabbe   25:29 3-10 1-4 0-0 -6 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 7
E. Davis   20:20 2-4 0-0 3-4 -4 4 7 11 1 4 1 0 1 0 7
N. Vonleh   19:07 1-3 0-1 3-4 +8 0 3 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 5
P. Connaughton DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Frazier DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Kaman DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Montero DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-89 9-30 15-20   11 35 46 18 27 5 16 6 4 106
  46.1% 30.0% 75.0%   team rebs: 8 total to: 16
Minnesota Timberwolves (2-1)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Prince F 20:12 0-3 0-0 2-2 +2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
K. Garnett F 16:35 0-3 0-0 0-2 -10 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
K. Towns C 26:56 5-9 1-1 0-0 -5 1 4 5 0 5 0 4 4 1 11
A. Wiggins G 23:25 5-17 0-3 6-7 -6 3 3 6 3 2 1 3 0 2 16
R. Rubio G 31:57 4-10 0-2 4-4 +3 0 9 9 9 4 3 1 0 1 12
K. Martin   35:01 7-12 2-4 8-11 -1 0 2 2 1 3 0 3 0 1 24
N. Bjelica   31:25 2-4 0-2 1-2 +5 3 6 9 2 4 2 2 0 0 5
G. Dieng   21:06 6-9 0-0 0-1 0 1 4 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 12
Z. LaVine   16:01 3-7 0-1 4-4 -8 0 0 0 5 1 0 2 0 1 10
S. Muhammad   17:22 2-5 0-0 5-6 -5 0 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 9
A. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Payne DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Rudez DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-79 3-13 30-39   8 33 41 22 22 10 15 4 6 101
  43.0% 23.1% 76.9%   team rebs: 12 total to: 15

inactive

  • Trail Blazers: Alexander, Henderson
  • Timberwolves: Jones, Pekovic

technical fouls

  • Trail Blazers: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #6 Tony Brown, #34 Kevin Cutler, #3 Nick Buchert
  • Attendance: 18903
  • Duration: 2:31
Portland Trail Blazers (3-2) Minnesota Timberwolves (2-2)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Towns vs Plumlee (Garnett gains possession)
  11:46 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:44  
  11:32 Towns Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler) 
Aminu Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:32  
Team Rebound  11:32  
Aminu Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:32
[POR 1-0]
 
  11:17
[MIN 2-1]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Aminu 3pt Shot: Missed  10:52  
  10:51 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:43
[MIN 4-1]
Towns Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Plumlee Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (1 BLK)  10:24  
  10:23 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
McCollum Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Brown)  10:16  
  10:10
[MIN 6-1]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
McCollum Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST)  09:47  
  09:43
[MIN 8-1]
Wiggins Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:42  
Leonard Jump Shot: Missed  09:29  
Team Rebound  09:29  
  09:29 Wiggins Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (T Brown) 
Lillard Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:24
[POR 3-8]
 
  09:08 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:06  
Plumlee Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Prince (1 ST)  08:58  
  08:49 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
McCollum Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:48  
Plumlee Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  08:34  
  08:25 Towns Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
  08:13 Garnett Violation:Kicked Ball (N Buchert) 
Lillard 3pt Shot: Missed  08:07  
  08:05 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:56 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:55  
  07:47 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brown) 
McCollum Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:47
[POR 4-8]
 
  07:47 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Martin 
  07:47 Garnett Substitution replaced by Bjelica 
McCollum Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:47
[POR 5-8]
 
Aminu Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brown)  07:30  
  07:30
[MIN 9-5]
Prince Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:30
[MIN 10-5]
Prince Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
McCollum 3pt Shot: Missed  07:20  
Aminu Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:18  
Plumlee Driving Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:06
[POR 7-10]
 
McCollum Foul: Personal (2 PF) (N Buchert)  06:55  
McCollum Substitution replaced by Harkless  06:55  
  06:43 Prince Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:42 Team Rebound 
Plumlee Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (K Cutler)  06:42  
Harkless Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler)  06:39  
  06:39
[MIN 11-7]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:39
[MIN 12-7]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Leonard Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lillard (1 AST)  06:17
[POR 9-12]
 
  05:53
[MIN 14-9]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Harkless 3pt Shot: Missed  05:42  
Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:41  
Lillard Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:31
[POR 11-14]
 
Harkless Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) (K Cutler)  05:16  
  05:16 Martin Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed 
  05:16 Team Rebound 
  05:16
[MIN 15-11]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 3 (3 PTS) 
  05:16 Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Aminu Substitution replaced by Crabbe  05:16  
  05:16
[MIN 16-11]
Martin Free Throw 3 of 3 (4 PTS) 
  05:08 Bjelica Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Brown) 
Plumlee Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Bjelica (1 ST)  05:05  
  04:56
[MIN 18-11]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  04:46 Bjelica Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brown) 
Leonard Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:46
[POR 12-18]
 
Plumlee Substitution replaced by Davis  04:46  
Leonard Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:46
[POR 13-18]
 
  04:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:32
[MIN 20-13]
Martin Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Leonard Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:05  
  04:04 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:56
[MIN 22-13]
Dieng Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (1 AST) 
Lillard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Prince (2 ST)  03:39  
  03:29 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:27  
Lillard Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:19
[POR 15-22]
 
  02:59
[MIN 25-15]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Crabbe Jump Shot: Missed  02:45  
  02:43 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:40
[MIN 27-15]
Martin Driving Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed  02:23  
  02:22 Bjelica Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Davis Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brown)  02:21  
  02:21 Bjelica Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:21 Team Rebound 
Leonard Substitution replaced by Vonleh  02:21  
  02:21 Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine 
  02:21 Prince Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
  02:21
[MIN 28-15]
Bjelica Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Crabbe Jump Shot: Missed  02:06  
  02:05 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:51
[MIN 30-15]
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (2 AST) 
Davis Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (K Cutler)  01:51  
  01:51 Dieng Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:50  
Lillard Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:41
[POR 17-30]
 
  01:16
[MIN 32-17]
LaVine Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lillard Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  01:05  
  01:04 Bjelica Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:01 Bjelica Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO) 
Lillard 3pt Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:45.9 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Lillard Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler)  00:45.3  
  00:45.3
[MIN 33-17]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:45.3
[MIN 34-17]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Crabbe Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lillard (2 AST)  00:29.9
[POR 19-34]
 
  00:20.9 LaVine Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Lillard (1 ST) 
Lillard Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:18.0
[POR 21-34]
 
  00:01.0 LaVine Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST) 
End of 1st Quarter
Portland Trail Blazers (3-2) Minnesota Timberwolves (2-2)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
McCollum Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:41
[POR 23-34]
 
  11:20 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:19  
McCollum Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  11:10  
  10:49 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
McCollum Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:48  
Aminu Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: McCollum (1 AST)  10:42
[POR 25-34]
 
  10:20 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed Block: McCollum (1 BLK) 
  10:18 Bjelica Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:16 Bjelica 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:14  
Aminu 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Crabbe (1 AST)  10:04
[POR 28-34]
 
Vonleh Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert)  09:48  
  09:48
[MIN 35-28]
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  09:48
[MIN 36-28]
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Crabbe 3pt Shot: Missed  09:28  
  09:27 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:16
[MIN 38-28]
Muhammad Cutting Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST) 
Aminu 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  09:00
[POR 31-38]
 
  08:44 Martin Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  08:44  
McCollum Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Muhammad (1 ST)  08:27  
Aminu Foul: Clear Path (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler)  08:26  
  08:26
[MIN 39-31]
Muhammad Free Throw Clear Path 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  08:26
[MIN 40-31]
Muhammad Free Throw Clear Path 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Vonleh Foul: Personal (2 PF) (N Buchert)  08:19  
  08:12 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:11 Bjelica Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:07 Muhammad Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:06  
Aminu Layup Shot: Missed  08:01  
  07:59 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:47
[MIN 42-31]
Muhammad Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST) 
  07:33 Martin Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Cutler) 
Crabbe Jump Shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:26 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:07
[MIN 44-31]
Dieng Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST) 
Vonleh Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McCollum (2 AST)  06:50
[POR 33-44]
 
  06:35 Bjelica Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Crabbe Substitution replaced by Lillard  06:35  
Vonleh Jump Shot: Missed  06:18  
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:16  
McCollum 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lillard (3 AST)  06:10
[POR 36-44]
 
  06:01 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:01 LaVine Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Davis Substitution replaced by Plumlee  06:01  
  06:01 Dieng Substitution replaced by Towns 
Vonleh Substitution replaced by Leonard  06:01  
  06:01 Martin Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  06:01 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Prince 
  05:50 Wiggins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Lillard (2 ST) 
Lillard Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:46
[POR 38-44]
 
  05:25 Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Plumlee (1 BLK) 
  05:23 Bjelica Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  05:21 Bjelica 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:18 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:18
[MIN 46-38]
Wiggins Tip Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Plumlee Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (N Buchert)  05:05  
Plumlee Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  05:05  
  05:05 Bjelica Substitution replaced by Garnett 
Leonard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler)  04:46  
  04:46 Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:46 Team Rebound 
  04:46
[MIN 47-38]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Plumlee Cutting Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lillard (4 AST)  04:36
[POR 40-47]
 
  04:19
[MIN 49-40]
Wiggins Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Aminu Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lillard (5 AST)  04:00
[POR 42-49]
 
  03:45 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:44  
  03:37 Rubio Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert) 
Lillard Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:37
[POR 43-49]
 
Lillard Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  03:37
[POR 44-49]
 
  03:19 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:18  
Lillard 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Towns (2 BLK)  03:08  
Team Rebound  03:08  
Plumlee Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:54
[POR 46-49]
 
Lillard Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler)  02:38  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:38  
  02:38
[MIN 50-46]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  02:38
[MIN 51-46]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed  02:23  
  02:22 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Aminu Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert)  02:04  
  02:04
[MIN 52-46]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Aminu Substitution replaced by Harkless  02:04  
  02:04
[MIN 53-46]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Harkless Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:47
[POR 48-53]
 
  01:47 Towns Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (N Buchert) 
  01:47 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Martin 
Harkless Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  01:47
[POR 49-53]
 
  01:36 Prince Layup Shot: Missed 
Harkless Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:34  
McCollum Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:25
[POR 51-53]
 
  01:12 Towns Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (T Brown) 
  01:12 Towns Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  01:12 Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng 
McCollum Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:52.9  
  00:50.9 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:40.5 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lillard (1 BLK) 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:38.5  
McCollum Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:28.3
[POR 53-53]
 
  00:05.9 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Harkless Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:04.8  
Harkless Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Portland Trail Blazers (3-2) Minnesota Timberwolves (2-2)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Aminu Jump Shot: Missed  11:41  
  11:39 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  11:27 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:26 Team Rebound 
  11:17 Wiggins Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:16  
Plumlee Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lillard (6 AST)  11:09
[POR 55-53]
 
  10:53 Rubio Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (K Cutler) 
  10:53 Rubio Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
McCollum Floating Jump shot: Made (13 PTS)  10:32
[POR 57-53]
 
  10:10 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:09 Team Rebound 
  10:08 Garnett Substitution replaced by Bjelica 
  09:56 Prince Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:55  
McCollum 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Leonard (1 AST)  09:48
[POR 60-53]
 
  09:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:28
[MIN 55-60]
Wiggins Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Lillard Cutting Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Plumlee (1 AST)  09:12
[POR 62-55]
 
  08:45
[MIN 57-62]
Bjelica Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST) 
Aminu Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  08:26
[POR 64-57]
 
  08:10
[MIN 59-64]
Towns Hook Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
Lillard Floating Jump shot: Missed  08:00  
Lillard Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:59  
Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed  07:56  
  07:55 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  07:42 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
McCollum Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:41  
McCollum 3pt Shot: Missed  07:35  
  07:34 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Leonard Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert)  07:28  
  07:28
[MIN 60-64]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  07:28 Prince Substitution replaced by Martin 
  07:28
[MIN 61-64]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Lillard 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Plumlee (2 AST)  07:12
[POR 67-61]
 
  06:55
[MIN 63-67]
Towns Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST) 
Plumlee Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  06:38  
  06:33 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:31  
Aminu Running Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: McCollum (3 AST)  06:26
[POR 69-63]
 
  05:57 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:56  
Lillard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (3 BLK)  05:46  
  05:44 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:36 Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:35 Wiggins Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:34 Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:33 Wiggins Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  05:32 Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Leonard (1 BLK) 
McCollum Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:30  
Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed  05:21  
  05:20 Wiggins Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
Aminu Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert)  05:09  
  05:09 Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:09 Team Rebound 
  05:09 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
McCollum Substitution replaced by Crabbe  05:09  
Aminu Substitution replaced by Harkless  05:09  
  05:09
[MIN 64-69]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Leonard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST)  04:49  
Leonard Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler)  04:44  
  04:44
[MIN 65-69]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Plumlee Substitution replaced by Davis  04:44  
  04:44 Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  04:44 Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:44  
Lillard Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:35  
  04:33 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  04:26
[MIN 67-69]
Bjelica Cutting Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST) 
Davis Layup Shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:02 Bjelica Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  03:54 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:53  
  03:48 Rubio Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) (N Buchert) 
  03:48 Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine 
Leonard Substitution replaced by Vonleh  03:48  
Lillard Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  03:43
[POR 71-67]
 
  03:43 LaVine Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (N Buchert) 
Lillard Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  03:43  
  03:41 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:26
[MIN 69-71]
Martin Step Back Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Lillard 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Harkless (1 AST)  03:08
[POR 74-69]
 
  02:54 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Harkless Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:53  
  02:44 Martin Foul: Personal (2 PF) (N Buchert) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:44  
  02:44 Team Violation : Delay Of Game (N Buchert) 
  02:35 Dieng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brown) 
Vonleh Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:35
[POR 75-69]
 
Vonleh Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:35  
  02:35 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:22
[MIN 71-75]
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: LaVine (3 AST) 
Davis Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lillard (7 AST)  02:01
[POR 77-71]
 
  01:49
[MIN 73-77]
LaVine Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  01:37 Dieng Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:37  
Team Rebound  01:37  
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:37
[POR 78-73]
 
Lillard Foul: Personal (3 PF) (N Buchert)  01:27  
Team Violation : Delay Of Game (K Cutler)  01:27  
  01:17 Dieng Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  01:13 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:13
[MIN 75-78]
Dieng Tip Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Davis Layup Shot: Missed  00:57.9  
Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:56.3  
Lillard 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Davis (1 AST)  00:52.8
[POR 81-75]
 
Davis Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brown)  00:43.2  
  00:43.2
[MIN 76-81]
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:43.2
[MIN 77-81]
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Lillard Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (29 PTS)  00:32.7
[POR 83-77]
 
  00:25.7
[MIN 80-83]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: LaVine (4 AST) 
Lillard Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:03.9  
  00:02.8 Bjelica Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:44 Martin Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Vonleh Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bjelica (2 ST)  11:27  
Vonleh Violation:Defensive Goaltending (T Brown)  11:22  
  11:22
[MIN 82-83]
Martin Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
McCollum Jump Shot: Missed  10:59  
  10:58 Bjelica Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Vonleh Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert)  10:53  
  10:53 Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:53 Team Rebound 
  10:53
[MIN 83-83]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
McCollum Jump Shot: Missed  10:40  
Team Rebound  10:39  
  10:39 Muhammad Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (N Buchert) 
Crabbe Jump Shot: Missed  10:21  
Harkless Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:20  
Harkless Putback Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  10:18
[POR 85-83]
 
  10:00 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  09:59  
Harkless Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:47  
  09:46 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:41
[MIN 85-85]
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  09:26 Bjelica Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) (N Buchert) 
McCollum 3pt Shot: Missed  09:20  
Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  09:19  
  09:17 Bjelica Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:17
[POR 86-85]
 
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:17
[POR 87-85]
 
  09:08
[MIN 87-87]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: LaVine (5 AST) 
Crabbe Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  08:53  
  08:53  
Harkless Substitution replaced by Aminu  08:53  
  08:41 Muhammad Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  08:40  
Crabbe 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: McCollum (4 AST)  08:25
[POR 90-87]
 
  08:16 LaVine Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  08:15  
McCollum Jump Shot: Missed  08:08  
Davis Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  08:07  
Davis Tip Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:07
[POR 92-87]
 
  08:07 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:07 LaVine Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  08:07 Dieng Substitution replaced by Towns 
  08:07 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  07:58 Martin Cutting Layup Shot: Missed Block: Davis (1 BLK) 
McCollum Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:54  
McCollum Jump Shot: Missed  07:49  
  07:48 Wiggins Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  07:33 Towns Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (N Buchert) 
  07:33 Towns Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
McCollum Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (T Brown)  07:22  
McCollum Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  07:22  
Crabbe Substitution replaced by Lillard  07:22  
Davis Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert)  07:09  
  07:09
[MIN 88-92]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  07:09 Bjelica Substitution replaced by Garnett 
Davis Substitution replaced by Plumlee  07:09  
  07:09
[MIN 89-92]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  07:01 Martin Foul: Personal (3 PF) (N Buchert) 
Lillard 3pt Shot: Missed  06:50  
Aminu Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:49  
Vonleh 3pt Shot: Missed  06:43  
  06:41 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:30 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Vonleh Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:28  
  06:28 Rubio Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler) 
Vonleh Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:28
[POR 93-89]
 
Vonleh Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:28
[POR 94-89]
 
  06:12 Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Vonleh Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:11  
  06:04 Towns Violation:Kicked Ball (N Buchert) 
McCollum Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  05:59
[POR 96-89]
 
  05:47 Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Vonleh Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:46  
Lillard 3pt Shot: Made (32 PTS)  05:40
[POR 99-89]
 
  05:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:30
[MIN 91-99]
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rubio (9 AST) 
Lillard Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (T Brown)  05:30  
  05:30
[MIN 92-99]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS) 
Vonleh Turnover : Inbound Turnover (2 TO)  05:30  
  05:23 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:22  
Lillard Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST)  05:07  
  05:02
[MIN 94-99]
Martin Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:01  
Vonleh Substitution replaced by Crabbe  05:01  
Aminu 3pt Shot: Missed  04:43  
  04:42 Team Rebound 
  04:26
[MIN 97-99]
Towns 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Lillard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (4 BLK)  04:10  
Team Rebound  04:10  
McCollum 3pt Shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:02 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  03:51 Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed 
McCollum Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  03:50  
Crabbe 3pt Shot: Missed  03:44  
Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:43  
Lillard Step Back Jump shot: Made (34 PTS)  03:30
[POR 101-97]
 
  03:09 Wiggins Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:McCollum (1 ST) 
Aminu 3pt Shot: Missed  02:44  
  02:43 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:33 Towns Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Aminu (1 BLK) 
  02:32 Team Rebound 
  02:29 Towns Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
Lillard 3pt Shot: Missed  02:15  
  02:13 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Aminu Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert)  02:09  
  02:09 Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:09 Team Rebound 
  02:09 Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Lillard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:09  
Crabbe 3pt Shot: Missed  01:54  
Aminu Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  01:53  
Aminu Tip Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  01:53
[POR 103-97]
 
McCollum Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert)  01:44  
  01:44
[MIN 98-103]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  01:44 Garnett Substitution replaced by Bjelica 
  01:44
[MIN 99-103]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Plumlee Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Rubio (3 ST)  01:29  
  01:25
[MIN 101-103]
Rubio Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
McCollum Jump Shot: Missed  01:07  
  01:06 Bjelica Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  00:58.9 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:57.3 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:54.4 Wiggins Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (3 TO) 
McCollum Layup Shot: Missed  00:30.7  
  00:29.7 Team Rebound 
  00:29.7 Jump Ball Towns vs Plumlee (Rubio gains possession) 
  00:27.7 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:14.9 Wiggins Cutting Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:12.3 Jump Ball Towns vs Plumlee 
Team Rebound  00:12.3  
  00:12.3 Towns Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) (N Buchert) 
Plumlee Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:12.3
[POR 104-101]
 
  00:12.3 Rubio Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Plumlee Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:12.3  
  00:10.2 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:10.2 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:10.2 Dieng Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  00:05.9 Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Crabbe (1 ST) 
Crabbe Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Aminu (1 AST)  00:04.7
[POR 106-101]
 
  00:02.0 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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POR
2nd Northwest
44
38
7-3
28-13
16-25
MIN
5th Northwest
29
53
5-5
14-27
15-26
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
POR
Lillard 31.8
Plumlee 13.2
Lillard 7.6
Davis 1.4
Lillard 1.6
MIN
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