Timberwolves vs. Blazers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Timberwolves vs. Blazers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions


Timberwolves vs. Blazers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Minnesota Timberwolves (24-23) play against the Portland Trail Blazers (27-27) at Moda Center

Game Time: 10:00 PM EST on Tuesday January 25, 2022

Minnesota Timberwolves 109, Portland Trail Blazers 107 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
“I’m going for MVP next year for sure.”
🐜🐜🐜 pic.twitter.com/N4XWO1SYtN2:54 AM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
Ant: “I feel like Black Jesus.”
DLo: “Sit back for this one…”
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/OSdDpGh0kD2:29 AM

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Game turned in the 3rd quarter. Wolves, down 13 at one point, outscored PDX 29-19. KAT had 12 pts, 6 boards, got Nurkic in foul trouble as well.
Then Ant went crazy with 14 in the 4th – 2:22 AM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Anthony Edwards and D’Angelo Russell did their presser together tonight. Ant was describing how he played 38 minutes and 44 seconds and how McCollum played 38 minutes and 17 seconds, but DLo cut him off and said: “You ain’t gotta tell em you clamp, they’ll see.” – 1:46 AM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
D’Angelo Russell on the Wolves comeback tonight:
“Throughout the game, we knew we were BS-ing, so we tried to turn it around, start locking in to what we had to lock in to. And we gave ourselves a little cushion going into that last two-minute stretch.” – 1:43 AM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
even on the road, the man always finds time for fans 🧊 pic.twitter.com/EHfADlctng1:42 AM

Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Anthony Edwards said he will be into the MVP conversation next season. #RaisedByWolves1:40 AM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Anthony Edwards when asked about what’s next: “I’m going for MVP next year.” – 1:40 AM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Anthony Edwards on his potential to win MVP: “If it’s not this year, it’ll be next year, for sure. Yeah, I’m going for MVP next year.” – 1:39 AM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Anthony Edwards: “I was guarding CJ McCollum. Pay attention—I played 38 minutes and 44 seconds. He played 38 minutes and 17 seconds.”
D’Angelo Russell: “You gotta tell the world you clamped.”
Edwards: “First team All-Defense tonight, for sure.” – 1:38 AM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Anthony Edwards on his leg injury: “Just a cramp, nothing major.” – 1:35 AM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Anthony Edwards on what it feels like to get rolling in the 4th quarter like he did.
“Feel like Black Jesus.” pic.twitter.com/Ua7d33CTCz1:34 AM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Anthony Edwards on what it felt like to go off in the 4th”
“That feel like black Jesus.” pic.twitter.com/VqYckMioPz1:32 AM

Sean Highkin @highkin
Anthony Edwards on how it feels to take over a game like he did tonight: “I feel like Black Jesus.” – 1:31 AM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Karl-Anthony Towns on the fine line of shooting more 3s versus being a passer:
“Sometimes I do fall in love with making that pass and feeling like Magic Johnson. It’s a fine line I’ve got to play. Some nights I’m not gonna be right, some nights I’m gonna pass too much.” – 1:21 AM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Karl-Anthony Towns on winning tonight on the road against Portland despite only taking a season-low 7 shots:
“It speaks to how dangerous we can be.” – 1:15 AM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
KAT says the last play of the game was drawn up for him. With a laugh, he said, “but that didn’t work out”.
He said Covington knew it was going to him so he just denied the ball, which helped open a lane for DLo to attack the basket. – 1:13 AM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Karl-Anthony Towns said the last play was drawn up for him to get the ball, but Covington was playing him hard and said he told D-Lo to go to the basket instead because they were playing him and Edwards tight. – 1:10 AM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
WE’RE ABOVE .500 🙌
Ant – 40 pts. / 9 reb. / 3 stl. / 3 blk.
DLo – 22 pts. / 2 reb. / 4 ast.
KAT – 17 pts. / 17 reb. / 2 ast. / 4 blk.
Vando – 13 pts. / 13 reb. / 6 ast. / 2 stl. / 1 blk pic.twitter.com/NJge4c47Ls1:06 AM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Towns said the attention Portland was giving him and Edwards helped open up the wide lane for Russell at the end. – 1:06 AM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Karl-Anthony Towns on D’Angelo Russell’s game winner:
“It’s hard to guard all three of us.”
KAT said the defense was “hugged up” on he and Ant on that play, leaving a wide open look for DLo. – 1:05 AM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Chris Finch heaping praise on Jarred Vanderbilt’s all-around game tonight:
“We’re really fortunate to have a weapon like him, defensively in particular.”
Finch also pointed out that Vando led the team in assists tonight as well. 13 points, 13 boards, 6 assists, 2 timely steals – 1:02 AM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Final from Moda Center, the @Minnesota Timberwolves win 109-107, marking the third time in team history (first since the 04-05 season) when the Wolves have won twice in Portland in a single season.
Edwards finished with 40 points and 9 rebounds while Towns had 17 points and 17 rebounds. – 1:02 AM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Chris Finch on Anthony Edwards after another 40-point performance:
“He’s got such a great spirit about him. He’s pretty much indomitable in that regard. His teammates love him. And they love him for not only how he plays but who he is as a player because he’s genuine.” – 12:59 AM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Chris Finch on Karl-Anthony Towns’ season-high 17 rebounds.
“It was awesome. He was awesome in all of the non-sexy phases of the game.” – 12:57 AM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Chris Finch on Anthony Edwards’ 40-point night:
“He has that mentality. He believes he can win any battle, any game, any matchup. We’ve seen a few of these type of performances this season. Not only did he have the 40, but when we needed it most, he was making big shots.” – 12:56 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Most 40-point games before turning 21, all-time:
8 — LeBron James
4 — Kevin Durant
4 — Luka Doncic
4 — Anthony Edwards
(Submitted by @DeePee30) pic.twitter.com/hZUoALkRnB12:51 AM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Chris Finch on Karl-Anthony Towns 17-point, 17-rebound performance tonight on only 7 shot attempts:
“It was awesome, in all of the non-sexy phases of the game.” – 12:51 AM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Final 📊
Nurk: 20p/14r/4a
Nas: 20p/8r/2a
Ant: 17p/7a/4r
CJ: 15p/4r/4a
Ben: 9p/2r
DSJ: 8p/6a/2r
RoCo: 8p/6r
Norm: 8p/5r/2a
Trendon: 2p/5r – 12:39 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Anthony Edwards tonight:
40 PTS
He joins Carmelo Anthony as the only players 20 years or younger to score 40+ without dishing an assist. pic.twitter.com/vWfiJaYHD112:38 AM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
Anthony Freaking Edwards.
That’s all. pic.twitter.com/89pxJX19l912:37 AM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Tough finish.
Chance to bounce back tomorrow. #RipCity pic.twitter.com/NPApSByZXb12:35 AM

Casey Holdahl @CHold
Timberwolves 109, Blazers 107: FINAL. 20 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists for @Jusuf Nurkic. 20 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists for @Nassir Little. 17 points, 7 assists for @Anfernee Simons. 15 points, 4 rebounds/assists for @CJ McCollum. – 12:34 AM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Another Anthony Edwards explosion (40 points, 9 rebs)
Wolves 109, Blazers 107
On tonight’s show w/ @KyleTheige:
– Ant drives the bus
– DLo’s game-winner (on a goaltend)
– Another slow start for KAT
– Prince delivers again, closes with starters
– Whatever is on Kyle’s mind – 12:34 AM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
🐺🐺🐺🐺🐺🐺🐺🐺 pic.twitter.com/1u1nzI8ULP12:33 AM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Wolves 109, Blazers 107.
An gut-check win for a team that was dead in the water to start.
Russell with the game winner.
Edwards brought them back, D-Lo got them home.
Edwards: 40p, 9r, 3blk, 3stl
KAT: 17 on 7 shots, 17r, 4blk
Vanderbilt: 13p, 13r, 6a – 12:33 AM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Simons three is off and that’s ball game. Timberwolves win. – 12:33 AM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Blazers definitely getting a 3 up – 12:32 AM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Russell drives, gets the layup off, Simons blocks it but after it hits the glass for the goaltend. Timberwolves 109, Blazers 107, Portland ball after the timeout with 2.9 seconds to play. – 12:31 AM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Russel goes 1-of-2 at the line to put the Timberwolves up three, Blazers rebound the miss, decline to call a timeout, find @CJ McCollum for three and it’s good to tie the game at 107-107 with 10.2 seconds to play. – 12:28 AM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
Too late #LeaguePassAlert for Wolves/Blazers – 12:28 AM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
McCollum 3. Tie game. 107-107. – 12:27 AM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
TIE GAME – 12:27 AM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Covington’s troubles around the basket benefit the Wolves all these years later. – 12:27 AM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Blazers fans just got backdoored into free McNuggets because a CJ McCollum shot was upgraded from 2 to 3 changing their total from 99 to 100. Luke Babbitt rolling over in his grave. – 12:23 AM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
McCollum’s last two reviewed to a three, Blazers now trail 106-100 with 2:29 to play. – 12:23 AM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
you want an Ant dunk?
HERE’S YOUR ANT DUNK pic.twitter.com/pOT2ZBmclk12:22 AM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
This is the fourth 40-point performance of Anthony Edwards’ career. Second of this season. – 12:21 AM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Covington now hurt. Hobbling on his left leg a bit. – 12:20 AM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Anthony Edwards has 40. He knows it — just looked up at the scoreboard and smiled.
Go ahead and smile — Ant’s the reason the Wolves are winning this game. – 12:18 AM
Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero
Didn’t play #RaisedbyWolves or Anthony Edwards in any DFS since he needed help off the floor last time out. Apparently just cramped up after that steal and dunk since he’s apparently the quickest healer known to man. What a marvelous athlete. He’s gone for a season-high 40 points – 12:18 AM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
just when you thought Ant couldn’t get any better,
HE DOES THIS. pic.twitter.com/iywX1UNIcS12:15 AM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Anthony Edwards driving the bus in the 4th. Then KAT comes around for a running hook, then Vando gets a big steal that turns into a DLo made 3 – 12:14 AM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Portland calls a timeout as the @Minnesota Timberwolves are on a 16-5 run over the last 4:54 (9:18, 4th quarter to 4:24, 4th quarter) to take a 102-95 lead.
Edwards has 36 points, nearing his fourth career 40+ point game. – 12:14 AM
Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
D’Angelo Russell in the @Way of Wade DLo Ice, @D’Angelo Russell’s first shoe under @Dwyane Wade’s brand with Li-Ning. pic.twitter.com/EKh7renc2912:14 AM

Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Nassir Little (left shoulder strain) will return. – 12:14 AM
Jay Allen @PDXjay
Nassir Little (left shoulder strain) will return to tonight’s game vs. Minn. #RipCity12:14 AM
Jamie Hudson @JamieHudson_
Blazers announce— Nassir Little (left shoulder strain) will return. He’s back on the bench now – 12:14 AM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Blazers say Nassir Little is available to return. Shoulder injury looked bad but fortunately it appears not to be. – 12:13 AM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS 🧊🧊🧊🧊🧊🧊🧊🧊 @D’Angelo Russell12:13 AM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
This is a remarkable performance from Anthony Edwards. Just putting this team on his back. – 12:09 AM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Anthony Edwards has taken this game over – 12:09 AM
Adi Joseph @AdiJoseph
I was very wrong about Anthony Edwards before the draft, but now I love him. – 12:08 AM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
6 straight double-doubles for @Jusuf Nurkic, longest streak of his career pic.twitter.com/f1jH3sLVU312:06 AM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
KAT has 2 assists tonight. But it’s the rare could, maybe should, be double digits assist game. Teammates not just missing shots on kick outs, but also blowing layups on cuts.
Killer when Portland’s whole plan is to get it out of KAT’s hands. – 12:04 AM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Naz Reid has defined a very specific offensive decision-tree progression:
Set screen
Read for pop or roll
If roll, sprint roll
If pop, look for shot
If defender up, instantly go to DHO with strong-side wing – 12:00 AM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Naz misses two dunks in a row, but on the second one he gets Nurkic to pick up No. 5. – 11:59 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Two very impressive missed dunks on the same possession by the Timberwolves – 11:59 PM
Kevin Pelton @kpelton
Put some analysis of the news that Cody Zeller underwent patella surgery on our injury tracker, which also links to full stories on past injuries: es.pn/3FZO1KP (ESPN+) – 11:57 PM
Portland Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR
Third Quarter: Timberwolves 84, Trail Blazers 82
statsdmz.nba.com/pdfs/20220125/…11:57 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Kristaps Porzingis ejected. Got himself some early rest for tomorrow’s game in Portland – 11:54 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Kristaps Porzingis just got a tech and ejected.
See ya in Portland tomorrow night, homie. – 11:54 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
The @Minnesota Timberwolves end the quarter on a 20-7 run over the last 6:03 (6:03, 3rd quarter to 0:00, 3rd quarter) to take a 84-82 lead heading to the fourth.
Edwards has 26 points and 8 rebounds, nearing his fifth 30+ point game of the season.
Towns added 15 points and 12 rebounds. – 11:53 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Timberwolves 84, Blazers 82: end of third quarter. 17 points, 6 rebounds for @Nassir Little. 15 points, 6 assists for @Anfernee Simons. 14 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists for @Jusuf Nurkic. – 11:52 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Luka sits to open the fourth. Mavericks may be throwing in the towel. Down 26, with a game tomorrow night in Portland. – 11:52 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
And just like that the Timberwolves have a lead headed into the fourth quarter! Ant with five to close the quarter out. – 11:52 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Timeout Portland after Towns connects on his third three of the night as the @Minnesota Timberwolves are on a 13-4 run over the last 4:07 (6:03, 3rd quarter to 1:56, 3rd quarter) to cut the deficit to 79-77.
Edwards has 21 points, his 26th 20+ point game of the season. – 11:47 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Tremendous block from Malik Beasley – 11:46 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Portland’s offense has come to a halt sans Nurkic. Allowed the Wolves to crawl back to one possession ever so slowly. – 11:45 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Towns up to 10 points and 11 rebounds tonight, his 19th double-double of the season (312th career). – 11:44 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Jarred Vanderbilt’s defensive matchup was Nurkic. Nurkic picks up his 4th foul, subs out, and Vanderbilt’s matchup becomes Simons.
That’s versatility. – 11:37 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Wolves get Nurkic to pick up No. 4. We’ll see if they can take advantage. – 11:31 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
The work Nas has been putting in is showing 🎯 pic.twitter.com/hfPbQ4x9wO11:30 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Timberwolves lifeless out to start of the second half. Trying to attack the zone back door to mixed success. – 11:28 PM
Jamie Hudson @JamieHudson_
Blazers say, Dennis Smith Jr. (right ankle sprain) will return – 11:20 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Wolves love to play fast, Blazers love to play slow
Pretty obvious second half adjustment coming from the Wolves. Finch will ramp up the defensive aggression
More aggressive D will open up the middle of the floor for Nurk. Would be big to get him in foul trouble (has 2 at half) – 11:11 PM
Portland Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR
First Half: Trail Blazers 63, Timberwolves 55
statsdmz.nba.com/pdfs/20220125/…11:09 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Uneven first half for the Timberwolves, who trail Portland 63-55. Zone giving the Wolves issues. Towns with just 3 shot attempts. Russell with 19 and has been good when in transition, which is the key for the Wolves in half two. 15 fast-break points for the Wolves. – 11:08 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers 63, Timberwolves 55: halftime. 12 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists for @Jusuf Nurkic. 14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists for @Nassir Little. 10 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds for @Anfernee Simons. 6 points off the bench for @Norman Powell, @BenMcLemore and @Dennis1SmithJr. – 11:08 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Only 3 first half points for KAT tonight against Portland. KAT also only had 3 at halftime last game against Brooklyn. – 11:08 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Man. McDaniels just picked up two fouls really fast, the second one on Simons before the inbound, giving Blazers one shot and the ball. – 10:59 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
That knee is loosening up for Anthony Edwards – 10:55 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
The Wolves 2nd unit, lately, had been giving them something late 1st, early 2nd.
Tonight they get popped with 17 to 8 Portland run to start the 2nd quarter. – 10:54 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers with eight-straight to take their largest lead thus far at 46-34 midway though the second quarter – 10:50 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
You gotta wonder where the Wolves would be right now if they didn’t have Jaylen Nowell.
Certainly not 7-3 over their last 10 games. – 10:48 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Trendon’s back in the game 😊 – 10:46 PM
Portland Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR
First Quarter: Trail Blazers 29, Timberwolves 26
statsdmz.nba.com/pdfs/20220125/…10:45 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
After sitting in the 13th spot out West for the last couple of days, the Spurs have moved back up to 12th.
3 games behind Portland in the standings for the 10th spot in the play-in game.
41% of the season left to be played – 10:44 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
At the end of the first quarter, the @Minnesota Timberwolves trail 29-26.
Russell leads all with 9 points while Edwards has 8 points.
Led by Vanderbilt’s 5 rebounds and Towns’ 4 boards, Minnesota is outrebounding Portland 16-14. – 10:41 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Maybe go to sleep instead of watching Timberwolves-Blazers. I’m at least paid to do it. Both teams shooting less than 40%. Woof. Blazers by 3 after one. – 10:41 PM
Casey Holdahl @CHold
Blazers 29, Timberwolves 26: end of first quarter. 8 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists for @Jusuf Nurkic. 8 points, 2 assists for @Nassir Little. POR shooting 39 percent, MIN 35 percent. – 10:40 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Blazers lead Timberwolves 29-26 after the first quarter. Ant with 8 points, 2 rebounds and 1 block. Ant with 3 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists. – 10:39 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
The Blazers themselves started the year playing the Wolves new style of defense – high-walling at the level and scrambling around the action
So the Wolves unique, aggressive scheme isn’t all that unique to this Portland group. And you can tell. They’re not phased by the scramble – 10:36 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Blazers go 2-3 zone, Wolves counter with the typical 1-3-1 zone break (KAT at the nail, Vando roaming baseline).
Portland is paying a lot of attention to KAT in the zone, which means the ball is finding its way to Vando often. Effectively discombobulating the Wolves O. – 10:27 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Ant (Timberwolves version, not Portland version) off to a slow start. 0-4, 1-2 at the line. – 10:25 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
𝘽𝙐𝘾𝙆𝙀𝙏𝙎 pic.twitter.com/QpK4xlF11Q10:23 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Timeout Portland after the @Minnesota Timberwolves are on a 9-0 run over the last 2:27 (10:31, 1st quarter to 8:04, 1st quarter) to take a 9-4 lead.
Russell with 5 points to lead the Wolves while Vanderbilt has 4 rebounds, including 2 offensive. – 10:18 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Vanderbilt wreaking havoc on the offensive glass again. Really good defense from KAT on Nurkic on that last possession too – 10:17 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Vando doing Vando things on the offensive glass. Grabs a board, finds McDaniels in the corner for a 3. Timeout Portland with Wolves starting 9-4. Billups not happy with the officiating on Nurkic. – 10:17 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Without Patrick Beverley, the difficulty of defensive matchup increases for Anthony Edwards.
Last game, Ant was matched with Kyrie (McDaniels on Harden) and tonight Ant is on McCollum (McDaniels on Simons) – 10:17 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
I think Portland’s game plan was to get Nurkic the ball! – 10:14 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Three teams have scored 80+ points in second halves this season:
Grizzlies: 80 vs Thunder in December (Grizzlies won 152-79)
Celtics: 81 at Portland in December (Celtics won 145-117)
Clippers: 80 at Washington tonight (Clippers won 116-115)
one of these is NOT like the others – 10:14 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Jaden McDaniels on Anfernee Simons should be fun. – 10:12 PM
Jamie Hudson @JamieHudson_
Blazers announce, that center Cody Zeller “underwent successful surgery today to address his right patellar avulsion fracture.”
The procedure was performed in Los Angeles.
Zeller will be reevaluated in eight to ten weeks #RipCity10:11 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
In Portland and currently caffeinated for tonight’s Wolves-Blazers game. Stay up late and follow along what else you gotta do tomorrow? pic.twitter.com/imvhTB6iHA10:10 PM

Jay Allen @PDXjay
Cody Zeller underwent successful surgery today to
address his right patellar avulsion fracture. Zeller will be reevaluated in eight to ten weeks. #Blazers @RipCityRadio62010:09 PM
Jason Quick @jwquick
Blazers announce Cody Zeller had surgery on his right knee and will be out for 8-10 weeks. – 10:09 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
ESPN Sources: Portland Trail Blazers center Cody Zeller underwent knee surgery today to address a patellar injury and is expected to miss 8-to-10 weeks. Zeller had procedure in Los Angeles with Dr. Neal ElAttrache. – 10:02 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Important game for the Wolves tonight. Portland is playing well of late, but GSW, Phoenix, Utah and Denver are up next. Little room for error. – 10:01 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Starting 5 in PDX.
1⃣ @Anfernee Simons
3⃣ @CJ McCollum
9⃣ @Nassir Little
3⃣3⃣ @Robert Covington
2⃣7⃣ @bosnianbeast27
#RipCity | @stormxio pic.twitter.com/KkbcSG1oPg9:50 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
Tonight’s @MayoClinic Status Report:
Patrick Beverley (Right Ankle Sprain) is OUT at Portland. pic.twitter.com/abxDp2stp19:29 PM

Jamie Hudson @JamieHudson_
Blazers vs. Timberwolves tonight at 7pm on @ROOTSPORTS_NW
#RipCity pic.twitter.com/G6XxpGv6GG9:26 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
This is WILD. The Wizards were up by 35 and now it’s a 2-point game with under 3 min. to go. Clippers have cut the lead down by 33 points. – 9:24 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
(Last 20 years)
58 – @ CHICAGO – DECEMBER 8, 2018
52 – VS. NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 29, 2007
48 – @ SACRAMENTO – DECEMBER 28, 2008
45 – @ NEW YORK, DECEMBER 8, 2013
43 – VS. PORTLAND – MARCH 9, 2012
* 4th quarter remaining – 9:13 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
🏀 #RipCity    vs @Minnesota Timberwolves
⌚️ 7:00PM
📺 @ROOTSPORTS_NW | https://t.co/yBftNpxurp
📻 @RipCityRadio620 pic.twitter.com/tiko5Ubit69:10 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
I’ll give credit where it’s due: There’s no passiveness in James Harden’s game tonight: Harden did not play well against the Timberwolves but has 31 points, 7 assists and 8 rebounds here midway through the third quarter against the Lakers. – 8:58 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
My @PrizePicks for Wolves-Blazers
Vanderbilt over 7.5 pts
– It will be a “lurk off him” game
KAT over 8.5 rebs
– Like him on O glass tonight
Ant over 3.0 FTs made
– Shifting more to attack
Little under 19.5 pts + rebs + asts
– Think RoCo plays more time in this matchup (v. KAT) – 8:47 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Patrick Beverley is out again tonight, Chris Finch said. – 8:38 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Tobias Harris tonight thus far (25 min):
20 PTS / 8-13 fg / 3-3 3fg (!) / 8 REB – 8:34 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Patrick Beverley is out tonight, says Chris Finch.
Finch said the injury isn’t “too, too severe” – 8:31 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
why is the blazers game back on? – 8:30 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
first team @leaguefits squad no doubt pic.twitter.com/26VUYZinPX8:28 PM

Jay Allen @PDXjay
Chauncey Billups says Norman Powell will be on a minutes restriction and come off the bench tonight against Minnesota after missing eight games (Protocols/personal reasons). Nassir Little (right knee) will start. – 8:19 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Going through the 1st Q of the Wolves last game against Portland, we learn 3 things:
– Nance was their first/preferred KAT matchup (but picked up 2 1st Q fouls)
– Nurkic had no chance (also picked up 2 in 1st)
– RoCo became best option
Nance is out tonight. Should be KAT v RoCo pic.twitter.com/mLq0rVLnS98:04 PM

Ryan Wolstat @WolstatSun
Tonight’s Raptors “point guard,” 6-8, 240-pound Pascal Siakam, is doing whatever he wants against whoever Charlotte throws at him. He’s coming off Blazers game where he was easily best player on the floor when most Raptors struggled mightily. – 8:02 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
Nic Claxton checks back in. First game since Portland on Jan. 10. He just scored. – 8:01 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Celtics lead the Kings 24-7 6:31 into the game, Alvin Gentry’s already taken two timeouts.
Brown and Tatum have combined for 20.
Boston has now hit 24 of their last 46 3’s (52%) after going 11-29 against Portland Friday night. – 7:54 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Raptors in the 1st quarter vs the depleted Blazers 2 days ago: 15 points, 19% FG, 3-13 3P.
Raptors in the 1st quarter vs Charlotte, without VanVleet and Barnes, tonight: 39 points, 62% FG, 7-11 3P.
They lead by 12, and it all makes total sense 🤷‍♂️ – 7:41 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Raptors are doing a MUCH better job of attacking the zone than they did vs Portland on Sunday. They’re being patient, swinging the ball, getting into the lane and generating good looks from 3. The biggest difference from the other night, though: they’re hitting their shots. – 7:33 PM
Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers
Tonight’s Gameday Poster vs Minnesota:
🎨 by @TheReinmaker pic.twitter.com/uNLgt6cb5k7:15 PM

Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Tell me Harden wasn’t out clubin’ night between road games in San Antonio and Minnesota!! Thirteen points on 5-13 in an 11-point, defenseless (136-125) loss. I did not watch so I’m guessing his man was Edwards, who notched 25 in same amount if time. – 6:16 PM
Detroit Pistons PR @Pistons_PR
Cory Joseph and Rodney McGruder are currently leading the NBA in 3-point percentage in January (min 15 3FGM). Joseph is shooting .571 3FG% (16-28) and McGruder has posted a clip of .515 3FG% (17-33) throughout the month. #Pistons
(via @nbastats) – 5:00 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Jumping on with @DanBarreiroKFAN as the Vikings GM search appears to be culminating. Timberwolves on the rise. Who knows what else? Don’t miss it.
iheart.com/live/kfan-1209…4:52 PM
Greg Brown @gb3elite
Yes Sir, it’s GameDay #RipCity pic.twitter.com/dZzJ5opRRd4:41 PM

Anthony Edwards @theantedwards_
We celebrating tonight! These hoopers are going to @McDAAG 2022: @Mark_mitchell25 @D1_Ruby2 @iamKijaniWright @Ashlon3Jackson @_CamWhitmore_. It’s your time now, go get it. #ad pic.twitter.com/KtLtrvDXB74:31 PM

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