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Young fans greet Mo Williams and other Blazers before Saturday's game against Minnesota.The Trail Blazers equaled their win total of last season when they improved to 33-11 Saturday night, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 115-104 at Moda Center.


Portland finished 33-49 in 2012-13, losing its final 13 games.

The Blazers shot 48.4 percent from the field on Saturday and broke away from the T-Wolves at the end of the third quarter and early in the fourth quarter.

Six Blazers scored in double figures, with Robin Lopez getting a double-double (15 points, 10 rebounds), LaMarcus Aldridge scoring 21 points and guard Mo Williams leading all bench scorers with 16 points.

  • Photos courtesy of John Lariviere

  • The Blazers stand for the national anthem.

  • Blazers forward Nicolas Batum tries to drive on Minnesota's Kevin Love.

  • Mo Williams pulls up for a jumper, as Minnesota's Dante Cunningham watches.

  • Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez gets a piece of a shot by Minnesota post Nikola Pekovic.

  • Timberwolves All-Star Kevin Love protects the ball against Blazers All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge.

  • Portland guard Wesley Matthews calls for the ball as Minnesota's Ricky Rubio tries to stay in contact.

  • A fan shows her support for backup guard Mo Williams of the Blazers.

  • Guard C.J. McCollum goes on the dribble against Kevin Martin of the Timberwolves.

  • Minnesota coach Rick Adelman watches the action.

  • Blazers guard Damian Lillard launches a floater over Minnesota big man Nikola Pekovic.

  • Blazers fan celebrate one of their team's second-half run en route to victory on Saturday.

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