In a season full of close calls, non-calls and calls that went against them, the Raptors finally caught a break Friday night.
Big picture, Toronto’s 95-93 win over the host Timberwolves isn’t going to mean much, but any late-season momentum going into a potentially impactful off-season of change must be viewed as a positive.
The breaks would occur late in a competitive game when Minnesota couldn’t convert from the line.
The breakthrough arrived when Toronto used its superior perimeter game to topple a T’Wolves team that simply did not deserve to win.
In contrast, the Raptors showed a resolve and a resiliency as their three-game road trip takes them to Milwaukee for a Saturday night tip against the Bucks.
When Minnesota had a chance to pull away from the Raptors, they couldn’t, unable to sustain their level of play, incapable of extending a double-digit lead.