Brandon Roy stepped up when it mattered and led Portland on a 12-2 fourth quarter run that pushed the Trail Blazers past the Minnesota Timberwolves 103-96. Roy had 27 points and nine assists. Minnesota’s star, Al Jefferson, also came alive in the fourth, scoring 12 of his 20 points in the period, but his strong effort wasn’t enough, reports the Associated Press. Elsewhere in the Association:
- Mike Dunleavy Jr. scored 32 points and led the Pacers to a 114-107 victory over the SuperSonics. The result snaps a three-game skid for Indiana and extends Seattle’s slide to five games.
- Rookie Nick Young scored a career-high 22 points in the Washington Wizard’s 105-97 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.