LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points and chipped in with 13 rebounds for Portland on Monday, leading the Trail Blazers to a 100-98 victory over Minnesota at Target Center.
Bettors who backed the Trail Blazers were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 4 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 192.5.
Portland got 22 points from Wesley Matthews and another 21 points from Damian Lillard. Damian Lillard contributed 6 assists, while LaMarcus Aldridge cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
Minnesota got 23 points from Dante Cunningham in a losing cause and another 17 points from J.J. Barea. Ricky Rubio contributed 14 assists for the Timberwolves, while Nikola Pekovic had 11 rebounds.
Portland led at halftime, 49-38.
Portland had a 39-29 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Portland looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Mavericks. The Timberwolves will aim to get back on the winning track vs San Antonio.