Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 15 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 21 and the Toronto Raptors won their 11th straight home game over Minnesota, beating the short-handed Timberwolves 105-100 on Wednesday night. Terrence Ross added 15 points and Patrick Patterson had 14 as the Raptors won for the third time in five games.
Kyle Lowry had 20 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his fourth career triple-double, lifting the Toronto Raptors to a 111-104 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night. DeMar DeRozan added 25 points and seven rebounds and Steve Novak hit five 3-pointers for the surprising Raptors, who have won nine of their last 11 games to climb to third place in the Eastern Conference standings. Toronto shot 58.3 percent (14 for 24) on 3-pointers.
Kyle Lowry scored 24 points, Amir Johnson had 19 and the Toronto Raptors beat Minnesota 94-89 on Friday night for their 10th straight home victory over the Timberwolves.
Austin Daye scored 12 points to help the Toronto Raptors win a sloppy preseason game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, 104-97 on Saturday night. Tyler Hansbrough was the only other Raptor in double figures with 11. The Raptors shot 50 percent to overcome 35 fouls and three technicals for delay of game, which is a point of emphasis with officials this season. Kevin Love had 28 points and 11 rebounds in 28 minutes for the Timberwolves. But the Wolves shot just 35 percent and lost despite forcing 26 turnovers and going to the foul line for 50 shots. They missed 15 free throws.
Kevin Love had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 101-89 preseason victory over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. Nikola Pekovic had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Timberwolves and J.J. Barea added 12 points.
The NBA has suspended Matt Barnes of the Los Angeles Clippers for one game Friday because he hit an opponent during a game.
Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan each scored 22 points, Alan Anderson had 18 and the Toronto Raptors earned their first victory of the season Sunday night, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-86.
Through all sorts of excruciating defeats with a record sunk at the bottom of the conference, the Minnesota Timberwolves have found that winning formula to be awfully elusive.