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Crawford's long jumper put the Blazers up 105-89 midway through the final quarter.
In the Timberwolves' previous visit to the Rose Garden on March 3, Love finished with 42 points, one shy of his career high, and Minnesota won 122-110.
Love grew up just south of the Rose Garden in Lake Oswego. At Lake Oswego High, he was half of a spectacular prep class in the state of Oregon with Kyle Singler of Medford. Love went on to play at UCLA while Singler played at Duke.
Love's performance in March was helping preserve the Timberwolves' playoff aspirations. He averaged a league-best 30.7 points, 13.9 rebounds and shot 48 percent from 3-point range.
NOTES: Before the game the Blazers honored longtime broadcaster and Portland native Steve "Snapper" Jones. "I'm just here feeling the love," said Jones, 70. ... Both teams were also coming off losses. The Timberwolves fell 100-79 at home to the Celtics on Friday, while Portland lost 98-97 to the Clippers in Los Angeles the same night.
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