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Wolves can't sustain momentum in loss to Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. More than once already this fairly young season, the Minnesota Timberwolves, with one voice or another, have stated that the best thing about the NBA is that there's often another game tomorrow or the next day. Sunday's 107-93 loss at Portland suggested that also can be one of the worst things. Only 48 hours earlier, they outscored the Lakers in Los Angeles by a point with rookie Zach LaVine more than doubling his previous career scoring high with 28 points. On Sunday, LaVine played fewer than 11 minutes and went scoreless, proving Wolves coach Flip Saunders' pregame point that every rookie's breakout scoring game is not followed by another that even...