The Portland Trail Blazers are losers of four of six and would like to change that momentum around before heading into the All-Star break. The Minnesota Timberwolves, who host the Trail Blazers on Saturday, are enduring their own struggles while big men Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Love battle through injuries. Love limped through the fourth quarter of a loss at New Orleans on Friday after beginning the game stiff from a previous injury.Love missed a 106-97 loss at Oklahoma City on Wednesday after taking a hard foul in Tuesday's win over the Los Angeles Lakers and took a few minutes to shake off the stiffness against the Pelicans. The All-Star then collided with New Orleans center Greg Stiemsma in the third quarter and took a knee to the left quad that slowed his mobility through the rest of the 98-91 setback. Portland is not dealing with those kinds of injury issues but is also playing the second night of a back-to-back on the road after an overtime loss at Indiana.TV: 8 p.m. ET, CSN Northwest (Portland), FSN North (Minnesota)ABOUT THE TRAIL BLAZERS (35-15): Damian Lillard broke out of a slump with 38 points and 11 assists against Indiana but had some problems on defense in the 118-113 setback. "I thought we played well against a championship-level team who found a way to get it done," Lillard told reporters. "…That's what great teams do, find a way to get it down." Portland has had a problem getting it done of late while struggling to get the offense and the defense to show up on the same night. The Blazers scored 90 or fewer points in their three previous losses and then could not find the interior defense to get the better of the Pacers.ABOUT THE TIMBERWOLVES (24-26): Pekovic is dealing with ankle bursitis and has missed six straight games, with Minnesota going 2-4 in that span. Love collected 26 points and 19 rebounds on Friday but shot just 6-of-20 from the field and 0-of-6 from 3-point range while battling with the physical limitations. Love came up an assist shy of a triple-double with 29 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists while Pekovic recorded 30 points and nine boards in a 120-109 home win over the Trail Blazers on Dec. 18.BUZZER BEATERS1. The Blazers took a 115-104 decision from the Timberwolves in Portland on Jan. 25 and have taken six of the last seven in the series.2. Minnesota G Ricky Rubio has scored in double figures in back-to-back games for the first time since Jan. 1-4.3. Portland G Mo Williams (personal) missed Friday's game and is questionable to return Saturday.PREDICTION: Trail Blazers 108, Timberwolves 96