Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Toronto Raptors: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

December 8th, 2016 by Jared Johnson Leave a reply »
The Toronto Raptors pulled away in the fourth quarter of a back-and-forth game with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night, eventually winning 124-110. Toronto moved to 15-7 on the season, and the Timberwolves are now 6-16.

Minnesota started hot on the offensive end behind Andrew Wiggins, who had 11 first-quarter points and dominated a cold-shooting DeMar DeRozan. However, as the contest wore on, the Raptors started to hit more and more of their three-pointers, which helped their penetration game.

In the fourth quarter, the Wolves' defense fell apart, especially in transition. Toronto got several easy layups and dunks before Minnesota got back, leading to a 36-point quarter.

Overall, Zach LaVine was the top performer for Minnesota, chipping in 29 points and six assists. Wiggins had 25 points, but wasn't nearly as effective in the second half. For Toronto, Kyle Lowry had 28 points and 11 assists while DeRozan had 28 points, eight rebounds and five assists despite a terrible shooting start.

The Raptors will be back in action Friday night at Boston in a game against the Celtics, while the Wolves will host the Detroit Pistons on Fri ...

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