Wolves Lose Big To Toronto
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves struggled to keep up with the Toronto Raptors in Wednesday's 113-99 loss.
The game was never close as the Wolves trailed by double digits for much of the game. Toronto shot over 55 percent from the floor, including 43 percent from three-point range, in front of what was effectively a home crowd -- as many Canadians made the trip down to Target Center for the game.
Seven Raptors scored in double digits for the game, led by Louis Williams' 18 off the bench.
The Wolves were again shorthanded as starters Ricky Rubio, Kevin Martin, Kevin Garnett, and Nikola Pekovic all sat out.
Rookie Andrew Wiggins continues to look like the proverbial "real deal", scoring 25 points with five rebounds and five assists.
Fellow rookie Zach LaVine had another up-and-down game but showed he can be an effective scorer with 22 points.
The loss drops the Wolves to 16-59 on the season. Only seven games remain in another lost season for Minnesota, with the next game coming on Friday night in Orlando.