No LaMarcus Aldridge, no problem for the Portland Trail Blazers. The 38-18 squad defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-97 on Sunday night and were led by second year player Thomas Robinson. The power forward player a career-high 33 minutes, 26 seconds and dropped 14 points, grabbed down a career-high 18 rebounds and blocked two shots.
None, however, bigger than his swat of Corey Brewer‘s dunk attempt, which sparked the Blazers in the fourth quarter and eventually propelled them to victory. Midway through the final quarter, Brewer leaped up to slam the ball home, trying to put Robinson on a poster, before the 22-year-old emphatically swiped it away.
The Blazers quickly took the ball down the court which led to Will Barton‘s exciting alley-oop to give his team the 92-83 lead.