TORONTO, Jan. 25 (Ticker) -- Vince Carter
led six players in double figures with 19 points as the Toronto Raptors handed the Minnesota Timberwolves their second straight defeat, 107-100.
had 18 points and Keon Clark
added 16 and 10 rebounds for Toronto, which snapped a two-game skid and a four-game slide against Minnesota. Jerome Williams
chipped in 10 and a season-high 13 rebounds for the Raptors, who shot 52 percent (41-of-79).
"Jerome and Keon controlled the glass," Carter said. "They did a great job collectively on Kevin (Garnett)
. We hit shots and took our time with the zone, penetrated and found the open man. It helps when Keon, JYD (Williams) and Antonio are collecting the missed shots and putting them back in."
The Timberwolves, who were embarrassed by Detroit on Wednesday, 104-83, have dropped consecutive games for the first time since a three-game losing streak from December 15-19.
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Antonio Davis was one of six Raptors in double figures, and he gave Kevin Garnett all he could handle down low.
Our guys know how to get through rough times," Minnesota coach Flip Saunders said. "Last year, they had to play when their teammate was in a coffin (Malik Sealy was killed by a drunk driver), so losing to Detroit by 20 and tonight is a minor thing. We don't get too high after a win and we don't get too low after a big loss."
scored 17 points, Wally Szczerbiak
had 16 and Garnett 15, eight rebounds and six assists for Minnesota, which lost for just the third time in 14 games and fell to 14-5 against Eastern Conference teams.
Toronto shot a season-high 63 percent (27-of-43) in the first half and took a 61-43 lead at the break. Minnesota, which never led, was limited to 42 percent (18-of-43) in the first half.
"The first and second quarters we really set the tone, and in the third, we were able to maintain our lead, which was important," Williams said. "Everbody made a conscious effort like Antonio said two days ago to play with passion, play like you want to win. We came out and went after the loose balls and kept up the intensity."
Davis had criticized his team's effort following a 96-92 home loss to New York on Wednesday.
"My statements after the last game were of concern and care," Davis said. "I'm trying to step up and be vocal, and I hoped we would respond the way we did tonight. When we relax and do what we are capable of doing, we get results like we did tonight. We are capable of this every night."
The Raptors, who have won five of seven, led by as many as 96-71 in the second half, allowing Carter to sit out the final 9 1/2 minutes.
"They had a sense of urgency," Garnett said. "They have been having some problems at home. Anytime you play at home with that energy and hit shots, it's tough."
Minnesota went on a 29-9 run late, largely by fouling backup Raptors center Eric Montross
, who went 4-of-10 from the line. The Wolves got to within 105-100 on a layup by Felipe Lopez
with 26 seconds left, but Dell Curry
closed out the scoring with a pair of free throws two seconds later to ice the game.
With the win, Toronto improved to 10-0 in games in which they have scored at least 100 points, to 9-0 on Friday contests and to 5-0 against teams from the Midwest Division.