Toronto 95, Minnesota 93

Date - Friday, April 5, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #33 Sean Corbin, #7 Kevin Fehr, #13 Monty McCutchen
Attendance - 16661

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Toronto 18 28 25 24 95
Minnesota 24 24 25 20 93

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 29-47 18-20 11-27 W2
Minnesota 28-47 18-20 10-27 L1

Recap

Raptors 95, Timberwolves 93: Rudy Gay scored 26 points and visiting Toronto survived a tight affair when Minnesota guard Ricky Rubio missed a potential game-tying free throw with 1.7 seconds left.

DeMar DeRozan added 25 points for the Raptors, who erased a double-digit deficit in the second half to defeat the Timberwolves for the 16th time in the last 17 meetings.

Nikola Pekovic led Minnesota with 24 points. Andrei Kirilenko added 20 and Rubio had 13 and 12 assists for the Timberwolves, who saw their first winning streak in more than three months snapped at two and failed to get coach Rick Adelman his 1,000th career win.

Minnesota led by as many as nine in the first quarter and 11 in the third before the visitors chipped away and took a 79-76 lead on Gay's basket with 9:40 remaining in the game.

There were multiple lead changes down the stretch, the last when DeRozan had a three-point play to make it 92-90 with 2:13 left. Kirilenko made one of two free throws to pull the hosts within 94-92 with 55 seconds to go but Rubio, who was fouled by DeRozan with 1.7 ticks remaining, made the first and missed the second before Amir Johnson secured the rebound and hit one of two free throws.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gay and DeRozan made 24 of Toronto's 40 baskets. They took 46 of the team's 85 shots. ... The Timberwolves were 30-for-40 from the line. The Raptors were 11-for-16. ... Pekovic is averaging 26.7 points in his last three games after missing one with an ankle injury.

Top Game Performances

Toronto   Minnesota
Rudy Gay 26 Scoring Nikola Pekovic 24
Kyle Lowry 7 Assists Ricky Rubio 12
Amir Johnson 8 Rebounds Nikola Pekovic 8
Jonas Valanciunas 8 Free Throws Made Nikola Pekovic 12
Rudy Gay 2 Steals Dante Cunningham 4
Jonas Valanciunas 3 Blocks Dante Cunningham 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Toronto 95 47.1 4-15 11-16 18 40 6 6 14
Minnesota 93 44.8 3-15 30-40 23 40 3 9 14

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .276 after a win and .435 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee . The Raptors have a W/L % of .414 after a win and .362 after a loss.