(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Portland Trail Blazers almost blew a 21-point fourth-quarter lead, but held on for a 102-97 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves Saturday at the Target Center. The Wolves played without star big man Kevin Love, who has a broken finger. They were also without guard Ricky Rubio who couldn't play because of back spasms. Nikola Pekovic (Peck-oh-vich) scored 21 points with 15 rebounds and Derrick Williams added 18 points in the loss. Minnesota has lost five of its last seven games and is 15-and-16. The Wolves host the Hawks on Tuesday.