Wolves record: 14-47 Box Score From Jim Beilby/NBA.com: Nicholas Batum scored a career high 31 points, a mere 23 points over his per game average, as Portland defeated Minnesota 110-91. LaMarcus Aldridge added 21 points and Rudy Fernandez added 18 off the bench in the winning effort. Portland opened up a comfortable lead in the second quarter with a 13-2 run. Portland only shot 33 percent in the quarter, but their defense was stifling as they held Minnesota to 4-for-17 shooting in the quarter. They led 47-33 at half. Minnesota's 10 second-quarter points is a season low for them. But it was in the third quarter that Portland really asserted themselves. They scored 36 in the quarter, 22 of which came from Batum. From Jonah Ballow/Timberwolves site: The Wolves limited...

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