KMart Helps Wolves Upset Portland
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Martin scored 29 points and Ricky Rubio hit a big 3-pointer with a minute left to help the Minnesota Timberwolves snap a four-game skid with a 121-113 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night.
Rubio had 13 points, 15 assists and eight rebounds, and his late 3 gave the Wolves a 109-102 lead. Gary Neal scored 27 off the bench and Andrew Wiggins added 18 points while playing in front of a sellout crowd for the third time in five home games since Minnesota reacquired Kevin Garnett in a trade with Brooklyn.
Damian Lillard had 32 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for Portland, which had won five straight. LaMarcus Aldridge added 21 points and eight boards for the Blazers in their first game since losing Wesley Matthews for the season to an Achilles injury.