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Timberwolves come back from 18 down to stun Raptors, 117-112


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Posted Feb 11 2016 12:28AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Toronto Raptors were rolling, beating up on a young Minnesota team when maybe, just maybe, their thoughts drifted to the party that awaits them back home this weekend.

That's when the Timberwolves pounced, and a Canadian star and his fellow No. 1 overall draft pick delivered a stunning comeback.

Karl-Anthony Towns had 35 points and 11 rebounds, and Toronto-born Andrew Wiggins scored 13 of his 26 in the fourth quarter to rally the Timberwolves from 18 points down to a 117-112 victory Wednesday night.

Ricky Rubio had 19 points, eight assists and eight rebounds to outplay All-Star guard Kyle Lowry, and the Wolves used a huge advantage at the free throw line to close out a team that had won 14 of its last 15 games.

The Wolves have lost five games this season when leading by at least 17 points. They trailed by 18 in the second quarter and flipped that script.

"We got back in the locker room and just talked among ourselves and found out what we needed to do," Wiggins said. "We found out what was working and we kept doing it."

Minnesota set season highs with 43 free throws made on 53 attempts on the way to its largest comeback win of the season. The Raptors were whistled for 34 fouls compared to 21 for the Wolves.

DeMar DeRozan scored 35 points for the Raptors, who head home to host All-Star Weekend beginning on Friday night. But Lowry was held to 14 points and seven assists while battling foul trouble, and the combination of Wiggins and Towns was too much down the stretch.

"We're not good enough to come out and throw our press clippings or our record on the court and not perform," Toronto coach Dwane Casey said.

The Raptors appeared to be cruising toward a highly anticipated weekend in Canada when they raced out to an 18-point lead in the second quarter. Then Lowry picked up his fourth foul, Jonas Valanciunas couldn't handle Towns in the paint and the Timberwolves came all the way back to grab the lead early in the fourth quarter.

"They're just another team to me," Wiggins said when asked if there was something special about beating the team he grew up watching. "Another team to beat."

Casey emphasized before the game the need for a veteran group to hold it together for one more night before the party starts in Toronto. The Raptors were facing a Timberwolves team with the third-worst record in the West that was just blown out by lowly New Orleans in this building two nights prior.

When the Raptors got up big early, they might have relaxed a little bit and they found themselves in a fight for the final 9 minutes.

Rubio's third 3-pointer gave the Timberwolves a 104-98 lead with 5:24 to play.

The Raptors fought back to tie the game with under 3 minutes to play, but Wiggins hit big shot after big shot a day before heading back to his hometown to play in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night.

"We'll see them again," Lowry said.

LANDMARK WIN

The Timberwolves improved to 17-37, one more win than they had last season.

"We're going in the right direction," Wiggins said. "We have the right pieces. We have all the talent. Now we just need to put everything together."

TOWNS SHINES

Towns joined Shaquille O'Neal, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James and Chris Webber as the only players in their 19- or 20-year-old seasons to have at least 35 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks in a game. When asked if he surprises himself with his production, Towns quipped, "I do surprise myself sometimes. Missing two free throws, missing open jump shots."

TIP-INS

Raptors: Their 68 points were their most in a first half this season. ... Bismack Biyombo left in the second quarter after a nasty spill under the basket but was able to return in the second half. ... The Raptors made 10 of 31 3-pointers to just 4 of 14 for Minnesota.

Timberwolves: F Tayshaun Prince missed the game to attend former teammate Chauncey Billups' jersey retirement ceremony in Detroit. Zach LaVine started in Prince's place and finished with 13 points. ... Gorgui Dieng had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and all five Timberwolves starters finished in double figures. ... The Wolves again played without Kevin Garnett (leg), Nikola Pekovic (ankle) and Kevin Martin (wrist).

UP NEXT

Raptors: Visit Chicago on Feb. 19.

Timberwolves: Visit Memphis on Feb. 19.


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TOR
MIN
     
    • 45.3%

    • 46.1%

    • 32.3%

    • 28.6%

    • 75.0%

    • 81.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
TOR MIN
Total Rebounds 40 45
Offensive Rebounds 11 12
Turnovers 6 7
Fast Break Pts: 10 15
Biggest Lead: 18 6
Points in the Paint: 34 46
TOR MIN
p DeRozan   35 Towns   35
rb Valanciunas   7 Towns   11
a Lowry   7 Rubio   8
s 3 players   1 2 players   2
b Biyombo   6 Towns   3
 
  • 02/10 - TOR 112 @ MIN 117
  • 02/24 - MIN 105 @ TOR 114
Toronto Raptors (35-17)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
N. Powell F 11:36 4-6 0-2 0-0 -11 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 8
L. Scola F 18:18 2-9 1-4 3-4 -16 2 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 8
J. Valanciunas C 24:16 4-4 0-0 4-4 -9 2 5 7 2 3 1 2 1 0 12
D. DeRozan G 37:16 11-19 3-3 10-13 -9 1 2 3 4 5 0 1 1 2 35
K. Lowry G 38:41 4-15 1-7 5-8 -6 2 2 4 7 5 1 1 1 3 14
B. Biyombo   19:42 2-2 0-0 2-2 +5 2 4 6 0 3 1 0 6 0 6
T. Ross   26:41 4-10 3-7 0-0 +9 0 3 3 2 5 0 1 0 0 11
P. Patterson   29:42 3-7 2-5 0-0 +11 0 6 6 0 2 0 1 1 0 8
C. Joseph   26:39 4-11 0-3 0-1 +5 2 3 5 4 5 0 0 0 1 8
L. Nogueira   04:02 1-2 0-0 0-0 -1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
D. Wright   03:07 0-1 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Bennett DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Caboclo DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-86 10-31 24-32   11 29 40 19 34 3 6 10 6 112
  45.3% 32.3% 75.0%   team rebs: 10 total to: 6
Minnesota Timberwolves (17-37)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Wiggins F 37:08 8-18 0-2 10-13 +15 1 2 3 0 5 2 1 1 4 26
G. Dieng F 41:01 4-7 0-0 6-9 +11 3 7 10 6 2 2 2 1 1 14
K. Towns C 35:23 12-19 0-0 11-13 +11 4 7 11 1 4 0 0 3 0 35
Z. LaVine G 37:36 4-13 1-4 4-6 -1 1 3 4 5 3 0 1 1 3 13
R. Rubio G 37:12 5-9 3-6 6-6 -2 1 7 8 8 3 1 2 0 0 19
N. Bjelica   12:04 0-0 0-0 0-0 -13 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
S. Muhammad   21:16 1-6 0-1 6-6 -4 1 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 8
A. Miller   10:48 0-0 0-0 0-0 +7 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Payne   07:32 1-4 0-1 0-0 +1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
T. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Martin DND - Sore Right Wrist
T. Prince NWT - Personal Reasons
D. Rudez DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-76 4-14 43-53   12 33 45 22 21 5 7 6 10 117
  46.1% 28.6% 81.1%   team rebs: 11 total to: 7

inactive

  • Raptors: Carroll, Johnson
  • Timberwolves: Garnett, Pekovic

technical fouls

  • Raptors: --
  • Timberwolves: Mitchell

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 9
  • Times Tied: 11

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #19 James Capers, #58 Josh Tiven, #50 Gediminas Petraitis
  • Attendance: 11171
  • Duration: 2:25
Toronto Raptors (35-18) Minnesota Timberwolves (18-37)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Towns vs Valanciunas (Lowry gains possession)
Powell Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: DeRozan (1 AST)  11:41
[TOR 2-0]
 
Scola Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven)  11:23  
  11:23
[MIN 1-2]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:23
[MIN 2-2]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  11:00  
Valanciunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:58  
Valanciunas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST)  10:55  
  10:41
[MIN 4-2]
Towns Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Valanciunas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (G Petraitis)  10:41  
  10:41
[MIN 5-2]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
  10:22 Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Capers) 
  10:11 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven) 
DeRozan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:11  
Team Rebound  10:11  
DeRozan Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:11
[TOR 3-5]
 
Valanciunas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven)  09:55  
  09:55
[MIN 6-3]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Valanciunas Substitution replaced by Biyombo  09:55  
  09:55
[MIN 7-3]
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  09:44 LaVine Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis) 
DeRozan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:44  
Team Rebound  09:44  
DeRozan Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:44
[TOR 4-7]
 
Powell Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Capers)  09:35  
  09:30
[MIN 9-4]
LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST) 
Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:06
[TOR 6-9]
 
  08:53
[MIN 11-6]
Wiggins Cutting Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dieng (2 AST) 
DeRozan Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:31  
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:30  
  08:29 Towns Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis) 
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:29  
Team Rebound  08:29  
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:29
[TOR 7-11]
 
  08:16 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lowry (1 BLK) 
  08:15 Team Rebound 
  08:12 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:11  
  08:01 Towns Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers) 
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:01
[TOR 8-11]
 
  08:01 Towns Substitution replaced by Bjelica 
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:01
[TOR 9-11]
 
  07:45 LaVine Layup Shot: Missed Block: Biyombo (1 BLK) 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:43  
Powell Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:38
[TOR 11-11]
 
  07:19 Bjelica Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
DeRozan Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST)  07:11
[TOR 13-11]
 
Powell Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  07:00  
  07:00
[MIN 12-13]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Powell Substitution replaced by Ross  07:00  
  07:00
[MIN 13-13]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Lowry Jump Shot: Missed  06:46  
  06:45 Bjelica Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:39
[MIN 15-13]
Wiggins Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST) 
DeRozan Layup Shot: Missed Block: LaVine (1 BLK)  06:29  
DeRozan Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:27  
Scola 3pt Shot: Missed  06:23  
Biyombo Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:22  
Scola Layup Shot: Missed  06:18  
  06:16 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Biyombo Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis)  06:05  
  06:05
[MIN 16-13]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:05
[MIN 17-13]
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:00  
Scola Substitution replaced by Patterson  06:00  
DeRozan Jump Shot: Missed  05:51  
  05:50 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:34 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Biyombo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:33  
Biyombo Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST)  05:23
[TOR 15-17]
 
  05:04
[MIN 20-15]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (1 AST) 
Patterson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:46  
Biyombo Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:45  
Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed  04:42  
  04:41 Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:26 Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Biyombo Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:25  
DeRozan 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lowry (3 AST)  04:13
[TOR 18-20]
 
  03:55 Dieng Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  03:47 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis) 
  03:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:47 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Biyombo Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:47
[TOR 19-20]
 
Biyombo Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:47
[TOR 20-20]
 
  03:28 LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Biyombo (2 BLK) 
Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:26  
Ross Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lowry (4 AST)  03:23
[TOR 22-20]
 
  03:03 Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed 
Biyombo Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:02  
DeRozan 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lowry (5 AST)  02:51
[TOR 25-20]
 
  02:33 Dieng Layup Shot: Missed Block: Biyombo (3 BLK) 
Ross Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:30  
Ross Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST)  02:28  
  02:26
[MIN 22-25]
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Lowry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (G Petraitis)  02:26  
Lowry Substitution replaced by Joseph  02:26  
  02:26 Dieng Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
DeRozan Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:25  
Ross Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:06  
  02:05 Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:53 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Ross Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:52  
Ross 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Joseph (1 AST)  01:43
[TOR 28-22]
 
  01:17 Dieng Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Patterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:16  
  01:07 Muhammad Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis) 
DeRozan Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:07
[TOR 29-22]
 
  01:07 Rubio Substitution replaced by Miller 
DeRozan Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:07
[TOR 30-22]
 
DeRozan Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven)  00:53.1  
  00:53.1
[MIN 23-30]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:53.1 Dieng Substitution replaced by Towns 
  00:53.1
[MIN 24-30]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
DeRozan Driving Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:31.3
[TOR 32-24]
 
  00:11.9
[MIN 26-32]
Towns Cutting Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST) 
Joseph 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Toronto Raptors (35-18) Minnesota Timberwolves (18-37)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Joseph Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:44  
Valanciunas Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lowry (6 AST)  11:26
[TOR 34-26]
 
  11:13
[MIN 28-34]
Towns Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
Ross 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Valanciunas (1 AST)  10:57
[TOR 37-28]
 
  10:38 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:37 Bjelica Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:33 Muhammad Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:32 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:31
[MIN 30-37]
Towns Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Joseph Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (J Capers)  10:31  
  10:31
[MIN 31-37]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
Ross Jump Shot: Missed  10:11  
  10:09 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Ross Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis)  10:02  
  10:02
[MIN 32-37]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  10:02
[MIN 33-37]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Ross 3pt Shot: Missed  09:44  
Team Rebound  09:43  
  09:43 Bjelica Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (G Petraitis) 
Patterson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:31  
Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:30  
Lowry 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:26
[TOR 40-33]
 
  09:09 LaVine Layup Shot: Missed Block: Patterson (1 BLK) 
Patterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:07  
Ross 3pt Shot: Missed  09:01  
Joseph Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:59  
Valanciunas Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ross (1 AST)  08:51
[TOR 42-33]
 
  08:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:41 Bjelica Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  08:41 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  08:41 Miller Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  08:23 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:22 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:14
[MIN 35-42]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Valanciunas Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ross (2 AST)  07:52
[TOR 44-35]
 
  07:35 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:34 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:28 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:27 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Lowry Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven)  07:27  
  07:27 Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:27 Team Rebound 
  07:27
[MIN 36-44]
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Lowry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (1 BLK)  07:15  
Team Rebound  07:14  
  07:14 Rubio Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven) 
Valanciunas Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:14
[TOR 45-36]
 
Valanciunas Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:14
[TOR 46-36]
 
  07:10 Team Timeout : Short 
  07:01 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Valanciunas (1 ST) 
Patterson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Valanciunas (2 AST)  06:43
[TOR 49-36]
 
  06:26 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lowry (1 ST) 
Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:21
[TOR 51-36]
 
  06:03 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:02 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:57 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:56  
Patterson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:48 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Joseph Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven)  05:42  
  05:42  
Ross Substitution replaced by DeRozan  05:42  
Patterson Substitution replaced by Scola  05:42  
  05:42 LaVine Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
  05:42 Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:42 Team Rebound 
  05:42
[MIN 37-51]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Valanciunas Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  05:23  
  05:13
[MIN 39-51]
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Valanciunas Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (J Capers)  05:13  
Valanciunas Substitution replaced by Biyombo  05:13  
  05:13
[MIN 40-51]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
DeRozan Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  04:51
[TOR 53-40]
 
  04:37 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Biyombo (4 BLK) 
Joseph Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:35  
  04:33 Dieng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis) 
  04:33 Mitchell Technical (G Petraitis) 
Lowry Free Throw Technical (8 PTS)  04:33
[TOR 54-40]
 
DeRozan Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  04:33
[TOR 55-40]
 
DeRozan Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  04:33
[TOR 56-40]
 
  04:25
[MIN 42-56]
Dieng Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Biyombo Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Joseph (2 AST)  04:05
[TOR 58-42]
 
Joseph Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  04:02  
Team Timeout : Regular  04:02  
Biyombo Substitution replaced by Nogueira  04:02  
  04:02
[MIN 43-58]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  04:02
[MIN 44-58]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed  03:48  
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  03:46  
Scola Putback Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:46
[TOR 60-44]
 
  03:29 Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:28  
Joseph Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:19
[TOR 62-44]
 
Lowry Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  03:07  
  03:07
[MIN 45-62]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Lowry Substitution replaced by Wright  03:07  
Joseph Substitution replaced by Ross  03:07  
  03:07
[MIN 46-62]
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Nogueira Jump Shot: Missed  02:44  
  02:43 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Nogueira Violation:Defensive Goaltending (G Petraitis)  02:39  
  02:39
[MIN 48-62]
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Nogueira Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: DeRozan (2 AST)  02:25
[TOR 64-48]
 
Wright Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis)  02:17  
  02:17
[MIN 49-64]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  02:17
[MIN 50-64]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Scola Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:59  
  01:58 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:51 Muhammad Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:50 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  01:48
[MIN 52-64]
Towns Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Scola 3pt Shot: Missed  01:29  
  01:28 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:18 Towns Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:16 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:16
[MIN 54-64]
Dieng Putback Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:05  
DeRozan Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  00:58.7
[TOR 66-54]
 
Scola Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  00:43.9  
  00:43.9 Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:43.9 Team Rebound 
  00:43.9 Towns Substitution replaced by Bjelica 
  00:43.9
[MIN 55-66]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Wright Layup Shot: Missed  00:31.8  
  00:30.9 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:17.9 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nogueira Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:16.3  
DeRozan Pullup Jump shot: Made (22 PTS)  00:01.8
[TOR 68-55]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Toronto Raptors (35-18) Minnesota Timberwolves (18-37)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44
[MIN 57-68]
Towns Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: LaVine (3 AST) 
Scola Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (J Tiven)  11:44  
  11:44
[MIN 58-68]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS) 
Powell Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: DeRozan (3 AST)  11:21
[TOR 70-58]
 
  11:08
[MIN 61-70]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
Scola 3pt Shot: Missed  10:53  
  10:52 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:36
[MIN 63-70]
Towns Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Lowry Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Towns (2 BLK)  10:09  
  10:07 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  10:03
[MIN 65-70]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: LaVine (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:02  
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  09:44  
  09:43 Team Rebound 
  09:25 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Valanciunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:24  
Powell Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:03
[TOR 72-65]
 
  08:52 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Valanciunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:51  
Scola 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lowry (7 AST)  08:40
[TOR 75-65]
 
  08:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:24 Towns Hook Shot: Missed 
  08:22 Dieng Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  08:22
[MIN 67-75]
Dieng Tip Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Powell 3pt Shot: Missed  07:57  
  07:56 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:52
[MIN 69-75]
LaVine Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
DeRozan Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (2 ST)  07:37  
DeRozan Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Capers)  07:36  
  07:24 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Valanciunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:23  
Scola Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  07:13  
  07:11 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:02
[MIN 72-75]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Dieng (3 AST) 
DeRozan 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS)  06:35
[TOR 78-72]
 
  06:22
[MIN 74-78]
Towns Floating Jump shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed  06:00  
  05:59 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  05:53
[MIN 76-78]
Towns Running Dunk Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
DeRozan Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (1 BLK)  05:32  
  05:31 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Powell Substitution replaced by Ross  05:24  
Valanciunas Substitution replaced by Biyombo  05:24  
Scola Substitution replaced by Patterson  05:24  
  05:19
[MIN 78-78]
LaVine Cutting Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST) 
  05:07 Towns Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven) 
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:07  
Team Rebound  05:07  
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:07
[TOR 79-78]
 
  04:50 LaVine Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Biyombo (1 ST) 
DeRozan Jump Shot: Missed  04:41  
  04:40 Dieng Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  04:22
[MIN 80-79]
Towns Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Dieng (4 AST) 
Ross 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: DeRozan (4 AST)  04:05
[TOR 82-80]
 
  03:47 LaVine Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:46 LaVine Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Lowry Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven)  03:46  
  03:46
[MIN 81-82]
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:46 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Lowry Substitution replaced by Joseph  03:46  
  03:46
[MIN 82-82]
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Ross 3pt Shot: Missed  03:36  
  03:35 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:24 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:23 Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
Joseph Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  03:21  
  03:21
[MIN 83-82]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS) 
  03:21 Dieng Substitution replaced by Payne 
  03:21
[MIN 84-82]
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS) 
DeRozan Jump Bank Shot: Made (27 PTS)  03:12
[TOR 84-84]
 
  03:12 Muhammad Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (J Tiven) 
DeRozan Free Throw 1 of 1 (28 PTS)  03:12
[TOR 85-84]
 
  03:00 Payne Layup Shot: Missed 
Patterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:00  
Joseph Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:42
[TOR 87-84]
 
  02:20 Payne Jump Shot: Missed Block: Biyombo (5 BLK) 
DeRozan Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:19  
  02:11 Muhammad Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven) 
DeRozan Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS)  02:11
[TOR 88-84]
 
  02:11 Rubio Substitution replaced by Miller 
DeRozan Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS)  02:11
[TOR 89-84]
 
Biyombo Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis)  02:00  
  02:00 LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:00 Team Rebound 
  02:00
[MIN 85-89]
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Joseph 3pt Shot: Missed  01:45  
  01:44 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:37
[MIN 87-89]
Payne Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: LaVine (5 AST) 
Patterson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:07  
Joseph Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:06  
DeRozan Jump Shot: Missed  00:54.8  
  00:52.9 LaVine Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:47.9 Muhammad Layup Shot: Missed Block: Biyombo (6 BLK) 
  00:44.9 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Biyombo Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  00:34.2  
  00:34.2
[MIN 88-89]
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:34.2 Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  00:34.2 LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Patterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:34.2  
Joseph 3pt Shot: Missed  00:09.9  
  00:07.9 Dieng Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  00:00.6 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Joseph Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:39  
  11:38 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:21 Muhammad Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Biyombo Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  11:19  
Lowry Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  11:14
[TOR 91-88]
 
  10:55 Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Joseph Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  10:53  
Joseph Jump Shot: Missed  10:44  
  10:43 Dieng Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  10:31
[MIN 90-91]
Muhammad Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dieng (5 AST) 
Lowry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK)  10:06  
  10:05 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Ross Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  10:02  
  10:02
[MIN 91-91]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Biyombo Substitution replaced by Valanciunas  10:02  
  10:02
[MIN 92-91]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Patterson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:49  
  09:31
[MIN 94-91]
Wiggins Pullup Jump shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Patterson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:03
[TOR 93-94]
 
  08:41  
  08:34
[MIN 96-93]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Ross 3pt Shot: Missed  08:12  
Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:10  
Lowry Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dieng (2 ST)  08:06  
  08:00 Payne 3pt Shot: Missed 
Valanciunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:59  
Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed  07:50  
  07:49 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Ross Foul: Personal (3 PF) (J Tiven)  07:49  
  07:49 Miller Substitution replaced by Rubio 
  07:49 Payne Substitution replaced by Towns 
Ross Foul: Personal (4 PF) (J Capers)  07:41  
Ross Foul: Personal (5 PF) (G Petraitis)  07:34  
Ross Substitution replaced by DeRozan  07:34  
  07:27 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed Block: DeRozan (1 BLK) 
  07:26 Team Rebound 
DeRozan Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis)  07:25  
  07:25 Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:25 Team Rebound 
  07:25
[MIN 97-93]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  07:18 Wiggins Foul: Personal (3 PF) (G Petraitis) 
  07:18 Muhammad Substitution replaced by LaVine 
DeRozan Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:09  
  07:08 Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  07:03
[MIN 99-93]
Towns Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST) 
Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:40  
  06:39 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:31 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Patterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:29  
  06:19 Wiggins Foul: Personal (4 PF) (J Tiven) 
Joseph Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:14
[TOR 95-99]
 
  06:14 LaVine Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (J Capers) 
Joseph Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:14  
  06:14 Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  05:59 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:58 Team Rebound 
DeRozan Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis)  05:58  
  05:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:58
[MIN 100-95]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  05:58
[MIN 101-95]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Patterson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Joseph (3 AST)  05:47
[TOR 98-101]
 
  05:23
[MIN 104-98]
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST) 
Joseph Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:06
[TOR 100-104]
 
  04:48 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Valanciunas (1 BLK) 
Valanciunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:47  
  04:40 LaVine Foul: Personal (3 PF) (J Capers) 
DeRozan Jump Shot: Made (32 PTS) Assist: Joseph (4 AST)  04:29
[TOR 102-104]
 
  04:05 Rubio Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Valanciunas Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:42
[TOR 104-104]
 
  03:18
[MIN 106-104]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Joseph Jump Shot: Missed  03:03  
Valanciunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:02  
  03:02 Towns Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis) 
Valanciunas Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:02
[TOR 105-106]
 
Valanciunas Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  03:02
[TOR 106-106]
 
Joseph Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  02:50  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:50  
  02:50
[MIN 107-106]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  02:50
[MIN 108-106]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
DeRozan Pullup Jump shot: Made (34 PTS)  02:34
[TOR 108-108]
 
  02:17
[MIN 110-108]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (32 PTS) Assist: Dieng (6 AST) 
  02:01 Wiggins Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers) 
DeRozan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:01  
Team Rebound  02:01  
Valanciunas Substitution replaced by Biyombo  02:01  
Team Violation : Delay Of Game (J Capers)  02:01  
DeRozan Free Throw 2 of 2 (35 PTS)  02:01
[TOR 109-110]
 
  01:51
[MIN 112-109]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
DeRozan Jump Shot: Missed  01:33  
  01:32 Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
Patterson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Tiven)  01:17  
  01:17
[MIN 113-109]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (33 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:17  
Joseph Substitution replaced by Ross  01:17  
Biyombo Substitution replaced by Valanciunas  01:17  
  01:17 Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ross Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:17  
  00:59.3 Rubio Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis) 
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:59.3
[TOR 110-113]
 
Valanciunas Substitution replaced by Biyombo  00:59.3  
Ross Substitution replaced by Joseph  00:59.3  
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:59.3  
  00:59.3 Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  00:35.5 Dieng Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:35.5  
Biyombo Substitution replaced by Valanciunas  00:35.5  
Joseph Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (3 BLK)  00:22.9  
  00:21.6 Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
Lowry Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  00:20.6  
  00:20.6
[MIN 114-110]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:20.6
[MIN 115-110]
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed  00:14.9  
  00:13.4 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
DeRozan Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  00:09.5  
  00:09.5 Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:09.5 Team Rebound 
  00:09.5 Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Patterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  00:09.5  
Team Timeout : Short  00:09.2  
Joseph Substitution replaced by Ross  00:09.2  
  00:05.8 Dieng Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) (G Petraitis) 
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 3 (13 PTS)  00:05.8
[TOR 111-115]
 
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed  00:05.8  
Team Rebound  00:05.8  
Valanciunas Substitution replaced by Biyombo  00:05.8  
Patterson Substitution replaced by Joseph  00:05.8  
Lowry Free Throw 3 of 3 (14 PTS)  00:05.8
[TOR 112-115]
 
  00:05.8 Team Timeout : Regular 
Ross Substitution replaced by Patterson  00:05.8  
Patterson Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Capers)  00:04.8  
  00:04.8
[MIN 116-112]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (34 PTS) 
Joseph Substitution replaced by Ross  00:04.8  
  00:04.8
[MIN 117-112]
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (35 PTS) 
Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
TOR
1st Atlantic
56
26
7-3
32-9
24-17
MIN
5th Northwest
29
53
5-5
14-27
15-26
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
TOR
Lowry 23.4
Valanciunas 12.7
Lowry 7.6
Biyombo 1.8
Lowry 2.6
MIN
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