Timberwolves Pulverize Blazers

 

----- Andrew Wiggins finishes with 23 points and eight assists as the Minnesota Timberwolves shake, rattle, and roll the Blazers 116-102 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Blazers should have flown straight home after leaving Toronto and skipped their stop in Minnesota.

Andrew Wiggins finished with 23 points and eight assists and Gorgui Dieng added 12 points and 10 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves hammered the Portland Trail Blazers 116-102 Thursday night at Target Center in Minneapolis.

The Trail Blazers led 34-28 after the first, but the Timberwolves used a 26-8 run in the second to take control of the game. Minnesota outscored Portland by 32 in the second and third quarters combined. The Timberwolves held Portland to 13 points on 6-of-22 shooting in the second quarter, the fewest points the Blazers have scored in a quarter this year.

Minnesota put the game away in the third erupting for 41 points building a 90-63 lead.

Damian Lillard led Portland (16-23) with 20 points and CJ McCollum finished with 15 points. Playing with an upper respiratory infection, Hassan Whiteside finished with 15 points and 14 rebounds.

Up Next- The Trail Blazers return home to face the Milwaukee Bucks at Moda Center on Saturday night. The game is scheduled to tip off at 7:00 PM.

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