Raptors gut out win against tough Timberwolves team

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio wins a battle for the ball against Toronto Raptors...

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio wins a battle for the ball against Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Jan. 17, 2014. (TOM SZCZERBOWSKI/USA Today)

Ryan Wolstat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:26 PM ET

TORONTO - The league’s second-highest scoring team lost its shooting touch and the Raptors capitalized in another victory Friday night at the ACC.

The Minnesota Timberwolves shot a miserable 16.7% from three-point range (3-for-18), while the surging Raptors hit at least 10 threes (11 at a 45.8% clip) for the fourth time in a row, one short of a franchise record.

The end result was a 94-89 win by the 20-18 Raptors, who stayed in front of the Atlantic Division and moved back into third place in the conference.

Kyle Lowry snuffed out a Wolves rally with a dagger three-pointer in the dying seconds as Minnesota could not pull out yet another close game. Lowry finished with 24 points, six assists and five rebounds, hitting a career-best six treys.

 


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