Raptors Pull Away Late to Defeat Timberwolves Handily
TORONTO — That 12-game losing streak in Toronto looked very much like it might be coming to an end for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Then the Raptors, led by Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan dug down, found another gear and sped away from a Timberwolves team that is going to be really, really good in a year or two.
Right now they are young and have yet to learn how to close out a game. In time, and with Tom Thibodeau screaming himself hoarse, that will come.
But they just aren’t in the Raptors class just yet. You can see the pieces are there, but from Canada’s best current NBA export in Andrew Wiggins to the likes of Karl-Anthony Towns and Zach LaVine not to mention an as yet unappreciated Kris Dunn, the T’Wovles have plenty to be excited about.
For the better part of 40 minutes they were right there with the Raptors, but when it came to winning time it was boys against men as the Raptors pulled away for a 124-110 win.