NW Sports from the AP

Date: 02/05/2013 05:29 AM

Here is the latest Washington, Oregon and Alaska sports news from The Associated Press


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 13 boards to help the Portland Trail Blazers avoid a late collapse and beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-98 last night. Wes Matthews scored 22 points and Damon Lillard added 21 points for the Blazers, but they each had five of the team’s season-high 28 turnovers. The Blazers never trailed in the game, but the Wolves had a chance to tie or win in the end. Ricky Rubio swung the ball to Dante Cunningham, whose 19-footer fell short.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Randy Foye had 20 points, including six in overtime, and the Utah Jazz defeated the Sacramento Kings 98-91 last night. Paul Millsap added 14, with a key block, step-back jumper and rebound in the extra session for the Jazz, who used an 8-0 fourth-quarter run to take the lead with 2:40 left in regulation. Utah had a chance to win it in regulation, but big man Al Jefferson shot an air ball 3-pointer at the buzzer. Jason Thompson led the Kings with a season-high 23 points.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) – Chris Tanev scored at 4:40 of overtime, and the Vancouver Canucks rallied for their season-high third straight victory, 3-2 over the Edmonton Oilers last night. With just 2:17 remaining in regulation, and the Oilers holding a 2-1 lead, the Canucks tied it with a long shot from Kevin Bieksa that beat goalie Devan Dubnyk stick-side and forced overtime. Jannik Hansen also scored in regulation for the Canucks, who extended their lead atop the Northwest Division.

KENAI, Alaska (AP) – Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race champion Mitch Seavey has done something he’s never done before. He won the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race. The Peninsula Clarion says Seavey crossed the finish line Sunday at 5:25 p.m. He finished the race in 30 hours and seven minutes – nearly 20 minutes before second place musher Ray Redington. Four-time Iditarod winner Jeff King finished third. The 200-mile race began Saturday morning with 35 mushers. Seavey took home $7,000.


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