Game Review: Raptors at Timberwolves


Review Written by Adam Garfield (@AdamThe6God)

Kyle Lowry came out firing to start the game, scoring 12 points. DeMar DeRozan added 7 points of his own as the Raptors were putting on an offensive clinic. Toronto struggled to guard Andrew Wiggins as he dropped 14 points. With about 2:27 left in the quarter, Wiggins posterized Jakob Poeltl on a driving dunk. This ignited the crowd and got the Minnesota bench fired up. Toronto led 28-26 at the end of the 1st quarter.

Lowry and DeRozan combined for 12 points in the 2nd quarter which helped the Raptors add to their lead. With 2:51 left in the 1st half, Wiggins again posterized Poeltl, this time getting the dunk off of a baseline drive. Wiggins continued his dominance on offense as he scored 8 points in the quarter. C.J. Miles played excellent defense in the quarter, recording 3 blocks all on Shabazz Muhammad. The Raptors led the Timberwolves 62-54 going into halftime.

The Timberwolves came out of halftime on a mission to feed Karl Anthony-Towns the ball, and that's exactly what they did. Towns scored 12 points in the quarter against the Raptors. Lowry answered back by scoring 12 of his own. Delon Wright added 5 points in attempt to regain the lead. Toronto trailed 83-87 heading into the final quarter of play.

DeMar dropped 9 points in the quarter while Kyle dropped 8, but it wasn't enough to regain the lead. Wiggins and KAT combined for 17 points and led the Timberwolves to the hard fought victory over the Raptors. The game was a tale of two halves. Toronto dominated the 1st half, but Minnesota destroyed the 2nd half. The Raptors were defeated by the Timberwolves 109-115.

6ix Best:
Kyle Lowry: 40pts, 5 rebounds, 5 assists
DeMar DeRozan: 20pts, 5 assists
Serge Ibaka: 13pts, 5 rebounds
Delon Wright: 12pts, 6 rebounds, 6 assists
Fred VanVleet: 8pts
OG Anunoby: 7pts

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