Timberwolves snap Blazers’ win streak with 121-113 victory

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Martin scored 29 points and Ricky Rubio hit a big 3-pointer with a minute left to help the Minnesota Timberwolves snap a four-game skid with a 121-113 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night. Rubio had 13 points, 15 assists and eight rebounds, and his late 3 gave the[…]

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Batum rallies Trail Blazers past Clippers 98-93 in OT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nicolas Batum hit a 3-pointer that forced overtime, then set up three alley-oop baskets and added a clinching 3 in the final minute to rally the Portland Trail Blazers past the Los Angeles Clippers 98-93 on Wednesday night. LaMarcus Aldridge had 29 points and Batum added 20 for the Northwest Division[…]

Westbrook 1st player since MJ with 4 straight triple-doubles

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook became the first player since Michael Jordan in 1989 to have four consecutive triple-doubles, according to STATS, and the first since Jordan that year to have back-to-back triple-doubles with at least 40 points. Westbrook set career highs with 49 points and 16 rebounds, and added 10 assists, helping the[…]