Timberwolves 5-0 in the last five games with an average margin of victory of 18 points
The Minnesota Timberwolves are in for some luck as they just won their fifth straight game after defeating the Portland Trail Blazers 120-103. Jimmy Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns and Jeff Teague were the heroes of the game after contributing a combined total of 66 points.
Teague scored 22 points, while Butler had 24 points and Towns with 20 points. But it wasn’t just all scores for the Timberwolves’ big three as Butler had five boards and four assists.
This went perfectly in tandem with Towns’ 11 rebounds and Teague’s eight assists. This was indeed one of the best games the trio had since the start of the season.
Meanwhile, Damian Lillard had 21 points while C.J. McCollum scored 18 points. But even with Pat Connaughton’s 18 points, they still fell short of victory.
This is the third straight loss fir the Blazers during their four-game road trip. The Blazers are now 1-3 on the road.
Wolves 12-3 in last 15 with average MOV of +9.9:
W1 – POR
W8 – DEN
W9 – PHX
W1 – 7LAL
W3 – DEN
L6 – MIL
W17 – IND
W18 – LAL
L1 – BKN
L7 – BOS
W18 – NOP
W28 – CLE
W16 – OKC
W10 – NYK
W17 – POR
— Crumpled Jumper (@CrumpledJumper) January 15, 2018
The Timberwolves also did great at the free throw line, making 27 out of the 33 attempts, contrary to the 14 of 17 free throw shooting of the Blazers. The Wolves slid past the Blazers with a big 24-point lead in the third, 79-55.
Connaughton rallied the Blazers and the closest they got was 82-71 late in the third quarter. The score was 112-88 with seven minutes left in the fourth.
This marks the first time the Timberwolves’ won five straight games with a 10-point margin since 2001.