Timberwolves lose another game late to Raptors

The Timberwolves went scoreless over the final 3:40 in the loss.
Author:
Publish date:
Ryan Saunders

The Minnesota Timberwolves' cold shooting helped snatch a defeat from the jaws of victory on Friday night as they fell to the Toronto Raptors 86-81.

Things got off to a rough start at Target Center as the Timberwolves started ice cold from the floor. With Minnesota unable to buy a bucket, the Raptors took advantage, building a 45-35 lead into halftime.

The Timberwolves made their move in the third quarter thanks to the play of Jake Layman. With eight points on the night, Layman helped spark a 13-0 run that helped the Wolves cut the lead down to three points.

As the Raptors were held without a point for the final 8:23 of the quarter, Anthony Edwards delivered a poster quality dunk to add an exclamation point to a frame where the Wolves outscored the Raptors 29-13.

While Karl-Anthony Towns helped lead the way with 19 points and 13 rebounds, the Timberwolves went on a scoring drought of their own. Minnesota was held scoreless over the final 3:40 and Terence Davis hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 30.8 seconds remaining as the Raptors avenged Sunday's loss to the Timberwolves.

Minnesota is now 7-22 on the season and will travel to face the New York Knicks on Sunday night.

Next Up

Byron Buxton

Twins talking contract extension with Byron Buxton

The Twins are 88-38 over the past two seasons with Buxton in the lineup.

minneapolis police

Police arrest man in connection to deadly Minneapolis hit-and-run

The victim died the scene in north Minneapolis on Friday.

Jordan Greenway

Wild's fast start vanishes in loss to Coyotes

Arizona scored five unanswered goals in a 5-2 loss.

Screen Shot 2021-03-06 at 4.12.00 PM

Police seeking tips in search for road rage shooting suspect

The incident took place in Maplewood last week.

Paige Bueckers

Paige Bueckers lands on Wooden Award list for women's college basketball

The Hopkins grad is the only freshman on the 15-player ballot.

Jamal Mashburn Jr.

Gophers fall under .500 after OT loss to Rutgers

The Gophers are under .500 for the first time this season.

police tape, crime scene

Man arrested for killing of his father in Wabasha County

The 73-year-old man was found dead at a home in rural Zumbro Falls.

Jake Odorizzi

Report: Jake Odorizzi to sign with Astros

The former Twins pitcher is headed to Houston on a two-year deal.

Related

Karl-Anthony Towns / Timberwolves

Timberwolves hang on for win against Raptors

The Timberwolves earned their first road win over the Raptors since 2004.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns' return can't save Timberwolves from 7th straight loss

The Timberwolves star returned in an overtime loss to the Spurs.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves hang on for another win in Utah

Anthony Edwards and D'Angelo Russell helped the Timberwolves to a 2-0 start.

Jake Layman

Observations from the Timberwolves' first preseason game

The Wolves looked like a team that hasn't played in nine months.

Karl-Anthony Towns

5 questions for the 2020-21 Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves have an intriguing roster, but will it make them relevant?

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins shines again Timberwolves beat Pistons

The Timberwolves beat the Pistons for the first time since 2014.

Timberwolves lose fifth straight at home with loss to Memphis

The Timberwolves are now 3-7 at Target Center this season.

Screen Shot 2021-01-18 at 3.17.49 PM

No KAT? No D'Lo? No problem as Timberwolves defeat Pelicans

The Timberwolves were without Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell, but still picked up a (SCORE) win.