Blazers21241625 -- 86Wolves14342616 -- 90

Kevin Garnett had 18 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists and Richie Frahm hit his first five three-pointers to lead Minnesota at home. It was the first head coaching victory for Dwane Casey, coming at the expense of the Trail Blazers' new coach, Nate McMillan, who either coached with or played for Casey in Seattle for the past 11 years.

Darius Miles had 32 points and 11 rebounds, but Portland couldn't finish off a fourth-quarter comeback in McMillan's first game after coming over from Seattle in the offseason.

Portland

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 240:0036-8211-1813-45181886Miles 41:4713-246-83-115232Randolph 40:578-212-46-131118Przybilla 29:033-30-01-6446Smith 21:222-50-00-0005Telfair 33:372-60-00-2335Patterson 13:170-02-40-0032Dixon 26:385-140-01-61311Jack 14:223-71-20-1317Ratliff 18:570-20-02-6110

Percentages: FG .439, FT .611. Three-Point Goals: 3-12, .250 (Telfair 1-2, Smith 1-3, Dixon 1-5, Miles 0-1, Jack 0-1). Blocked Shots: 5 (Miles 3, Ratliff, Smith). Turnovers: 15 (Miles 3, Przybilla 3, Telfair 3, Patterson 2, Randolph 2, Ratliff, Dixon). Steals: 11 (Miles 5, Przybilla 3, Randolph 2, Smith).

Minnesota

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 240:0037-8110-1812-46251790Szczerbiak 34:127-152-23-60216Garnett 37:389-130-01-77318Olowokandi 22:451-51-23-8023Hassell 24:401-70-01-4242Jaric 33:046-102-51-65314McCants 21:323-120-10-1106Carter 15:041-42-20-1604Griffin 24:302-60-01-6305Madsen 11:072-30-22-3014Frahm 15:285-63-40-41218

Percentages: FG .457, FT .556. Three-Point Goals: 6-16, .375 (Frahm 5-6, Griffin 1-3, Jaric 0-1, McCants 0-2, Szczerbiak 0-4). Blocked Shots: 8 (Garnett 2, Olowokandi 2, Griffin 2, Madsen, McCants). Turnovers: 14 (Hassell 4, Garnett 3, Jaric 3, Szczerbiak, Carter, Griffin, McCants). Steals: 7 (Jaric 3, Hassell 2, Carter, McCants).

A: 18,799 (19,006). T: 2:16.