The Trail Blazers got a strong game from their bench and 24 points and six assists from Damian Lillard as they defeated the Timberwolves at the Rose Garden. The Blazers won all four games against Minnesota this season, the fifth time in six seasons they have swept the season series against the Timberwolves. Passing fancy: Eric Maynor, in his third game with the Blazers since joining the team in a trade-deadline deal with Oklahoma City, finished with 12 assists to go with seven points. It the fourth double-digit assist game of his four-year NBA career and the first since April 4, 2010. Maynor helped Portland finish with 32 assists, its second-highest total this season, behind only the 34 it got against Orlando on Jan. 7. Bench punch: Maynor's play helped the Blazers get one of their best games of the season from their bench, which scored 29 points and got two double-digit scorers for the first time this season. Meyers Leonard finished with 12 points, and Victor Claver had 10 points, each finishing one point short of his career-high. Moving up: LaMarcus Aldridge continued his climb up the Blazers career scoring list, passing Sidney Wicks into ninth place. With 17 points Saturday, Aldridge has 8,898 in his seven seasons.
Lillard and Trail Blazers bench lead way in 109-94 win against Minnesota
Oregonian | Mar 3