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Aldridge leads Blazers past T-Wolves

Aldridge leads Blazers past T-Wolves

Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge, left, talks with Robin Lopez, center, and Damian Lillard, right as they head back to the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Philadelphia. The Trail Blazers won 139-105. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Chris Szagola

PORTAND, Ore. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points in a showdown with Kevin Love that didn’t live up to expectations, leading the Portland Trail Blazers to a 115-104 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.

It was the Trail Blazers’ 33rd win — matching their total from all of last season.

Kevin Martin led the Timberwolves with 30 points, while Love finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds.

Aldridge hit a long jumper and drew a foul to give the Blazers a 100-88 lead midway through the fourth quarter. Damian Lillard’s 3-pointer pushed the lead to 105-88 and Minnesota, coming off a back-to-back, could never catch up.

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