2016-2017 NBA regular season playoffs round, Portland Trail Blazers vs Minnesota Timberwolves (games-playoffs) April 06, 2017 Thursday night at Moda Center full replay, result and recap the full game will be available.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Allen Crabbe came off the bench for 25 points to pace the Portland Trail Blazers to a 105-98 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night at Moda Center.
Crabbe sank 8 of 10 shots from 3-point range as the Trail Blazers (39-40) rallied from a 15-point third-quarter deficit to end a two-game losing streak.
Damian Lillard collected 22 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for Portland, which moved 1 1/2 games ahead of Denver (37-41) in the race for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Andrew Wiggins scored 36 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Karl-Anthony Town had 24 points and 16 boards for the Timberwolves (31-47), who were outscored 25-11 in the fourth quarter.
Wiggins scored 21 points and Towns and Ricky Rubio 15 apiece, combining for 22-for-35 shooting as Minnesota carried a 61-53 lead into intermission. Aminu had 10 points for Portland.
The Wolves used a 9-0 run to take their advantage to 70-55 early in the third quarter. The Blazers answered with a 17-2 spurt to get even at 72. Minnesota came back with a 13-4 tear to go in front 85-76. The margin was 87-80 heading into the final period.
Crabbe’s four-point play closed the gap to 87-86 with 9:13 to play. Moments later, back-to-back treys by Crabbe gave Portland a 92-89 lead with 8:25 remaining.
The Blazers increased the gap to 99-92 on Lillard’s layup with 3:50 to go. Lillard’s free throws made it 101-94 with 58.5 seconds left.
The Wolves started the game on fire, making eight of their first nine shots en route to a 17-8 lead. Wiggins was 5 for 5 with 11 points in the first four minutes. The difference was 32-18 after Rubio buried a 3-pointer, then a long jumper late in the first quarter. Rubio’s 13 points helped the Wolves take a 34-20 advantage into the second period.
Portland scored seven in a row to snip the margin to 34-27, but the Wolves extended it to 45-33. They settled for an eight-point edge at the half.