Blazers-T-Wolves: Blazers Blow Timberwolves out of Portland

Busta BucketCorrespondent INovember 9, 2009

HOUSTON - APRIL 24:  Center Greg Oden #52 of the Portland Trail Blazers during play against the Houston Rockets in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on April 24, 2009 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The Blazers enjoyed their first blowout win of the year against the Timberwolves in a lazy Sunday at the Rose Garden.

The new three-guard lineup (is there a name for this lineup yet?) got things going with a 33-point first quarter, led by Miller and Aldridge.

Roy laid low in this one, getting people involved with seven assists before calling it a night with only two points.

Oden had his offense going in the first half and only committed one foul, but barely saw the floor in the second half.

It's always nice when the starters can take it easy and give way to the high-flying second unit.

The bench mob was moving the ball smoothly, combining for 16 assists.

Outlaw was filling it up at a very productive rate with 19 points, including three three-pointers. Rudy was making things happen with five boards, six assists, and four steals. Even Bayless got in on the action with 12 points, four assists, and no turnovers in 18 aggressive minutes.

These types of games are great for confidence and allow everyone to be involved, which puts off the murmur of players unhappy with their role for the time being.

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Looking ahead over the next couple weeks, the schedule looks pretty light, so me may see a few more of these types of games coming up.

Big Play of the Game

Oden's power block of Ryan Gomes (blazers.com).

  • Roy's lowest scoring outing since his rookie year
  • Limited minutes for Oden despite lack of foul trouble
  • Wolves' season high three-pointers made
  • Everyone contributing
  • Dante's debut
  • 35 assists
  • Outlaw's 19 points in 19 mins
  • Dre getting his O going

Shout out to Great Pumpkin for the Outlaw love this weekend!

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