Gameday preview: Wolves at Portland

  • Updated: January 25, 2014 - 12:12 AM

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9 P.M. AT PORTLAND • moda ARENA • no local TV (830-Am)

Preview: The Blazers have won six of their past eight games after beating Denver 110-105 at home Thursday and are third in the Western Conference with a 32-11 record behind only Oklahoma City and San Antonio. They are 17-4 at home, where they’ve won 11 of their past 12 games against the Wolves. … The Blazers have won 21 of their past 24 games against the Wolves and eight of those past 11 games have been decided by 10 or more points. … The Wolves won the season’s first meeting, thumping the Blazers 120-109 at Target Center on Dec. 18 on the final night of a four-game trip when the Blazers played those four games in five nights.

Player to watch

Kevin Love won the Battle of Power Forwards last time, but now LaMarcus Aldridge is on his home turf and presumably primed after scoring a career-high 44 points in Thursday’s victory over the Nuggets. It was the third 40-point game of his career and his first since February 2011. He is the first NBA player with at least 44 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and two blocks since Vince Carter did likewise in April 2007. He’s the first Blazer with those kinds of numbers since Maurice Lucas’ 46-point, 17-rebound game in January 1979.

Injuries: Neither team reports any injuries.

JERRY ZGODA

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