-- I'm having a heck of a time with the internet connection here in the Cox Pavilion. I'll try to update when I can.
-- Batum gets an easy bucket on a fastbreak, which is exactly what the kid needs to get his confidence back. Petteri knifes through three T-Wolves for another nice finish. He's have a great game so far with 6 points, 2 boards and an assist. Game tied at 12-12 with 2:30 to play in the first.
-- Both teams trade turnovers. Kevin Love gets a dunk thanks to the ball bouncing off the back of the rim. Nice little move by the Laker.
-- Timeout on the floor, which is a perfect time to note that there's a nice contingent of Trail Blazers fans in the house tonight. Lead as always by steadfast Blazers Boosters Larry and Georgia.
-- It's been all Koponen, Bayless and Love so far in this one. Both Bayless and Koponen have four points. Love has three, though he has had a few point-blank attempts rim out. Blazers 8, Timberwolves 5.
-- Petteri Koponen, playing in front of some family and his girlfriend, starts the game with a pull-up jumper and a fastbreak layin. Both nice plays, especially the layin. Corey Brewer, a player know for his defense and low body fat percentage, looked like he might end up with the block, but The Finnisher managed to live up to his new nickname.
It's the local boy verses the local team tonight as the Blazers take on Kevin Love and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Should be an interesting one.