Toronto Raptors 112
Minnesota Timberwolves 117
The Minnesota Timberwolves closed out the first half of the NBA season with a hard-fought 117-112 victory over the Toronto Raptors Wednesday night at Target Center.
1. Top picks taking over
The Timberwolves' talented duo of top draft picks is really starting to make their mark.
Karl-Anthony Towns finished with another double-double scoring a career high 35 points and 11 rebounds, including this energizing third quarter dunk.
The double-double broke the Wolves record for most double-doubles in a season by a rookie.
Not to be outdone, Andrew Wiggins did plenty of damage himself. Wiggins finished the night with 26 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter alone.
2. Wolves go on a second half run
The Wolves, who trailed by as many as 18 at one point during the first half turned the momentum around early in the second half. A big run allowed the Wolves to close the gap and pull even with Toronto at 78.
Minnesota used the momentum of tying the game to build a lead in the fourth.
3. Wolves get the job done at the charity stripe
The Wolves took advantage of a lot of opportunities at the free throw line. Minnesota finished 43-of-53 from the stripe in the game, while Toronto was 24-of-32 from the line.
Tweet of the Night:
It's a small world after all.
The Wolves (17-37) will have a little break with NBA All Star Weekend approaching. They return to action Feb. 19 at Memphis.