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Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews (2) shoots over Minnesota Timberwolves center Ronny Turiaf (32) during the fourth quarter at the Moda Center. Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

Bench buoys Blazers against Timberwolves

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By Kerry Eggers, The Sports Xchange

Minnesota 104  Portland 115

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The game was billed as a battle between two of the best power forwards in the NBA -- Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge and Minnesota's Kevin Love.

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Aldridge and Love each had his moments, but balance and a strong performance from the bench was the difference in the Trail Blazers' 115-104 victory on Saturday night at the Moda Center.

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