TORONTO, Oct. 11 (AP) -- Vince Carter
scored 17 of his 27 points in the third quarter as the Toronto Raptors beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 115-85 in an exhibition game Thursday night.
Carter, signed to a contract extension over the summer, also had nine rebounds and six assists. Kevin Garnett
led the Timberwolves with 18 points.
After Garnett's 3-pointer cut Toronto's lead to six points in the third quarter, the Raptors went on a 30-5 run as Carter made a driving dunk, two 3-pointers, a fadeaway jumper and two free throws. His fadeaway jumper gave Toronto a 31-point lead.
Toronto outscored Minnesota 42-17 in the quarter.
Toronto's Hakeem Olajuwon
, acquired from Houston in the offseason, had eight rebounds and four points in 22 minutes. Morris Peterson
scored 22 points, Antonio Davis
had 13 and Tracy Murray
added 13 for the Raptors, who lost to Minnesota last Friday night in Billings, Mont.
Peterson's desperation heave from before halfcourt gave Toronto a six-point lead at halftime.
The Timberwolves were without Anthony Peeler
(sore right knee) and Joe Smith
(sore groin), while the Raptors were missing Chris Childs
(bruised left hip), Dell Curry
(strained left hamstring) and Jerome Williams
(strained left Achilles').