Minnesota Timberwolves 103, Toronto Raptors 92 — This was a wild one on Sunday afternoon at Cox Pavilion, featuring 10 ties and 10 lead changes, but Minnesota prevailed at the final horn.
Minnesota led by as many as eleven in the third quarter before the Raptors came storming back late in the frame to take a two point margin into the final frame. The 35-26 third quarter margin for Toronto got flipped around on them in the final session, as the T-Wolves outscored them 32-19. They wiped out the lead fairly quick and held off another push before finally ending up with the 11 point win at the end.
Six Timberwolves scored in double figures, led by Keita Bates-Diop, he of the non-family friendly nickname from One Shining Podcast. KBD had 24 points on 7-of-15 shooting and added 11 rebounds for a double-double. Amile Jefferson also posted a double-double for Minnesota, going for 15 points and 13 rebounds.
On the losing end of the court, Jordan Loyd was your top scorer, hitting for 17 points. Andrew Rowsey, the reason why we’re paying attention to this game in the first place, made his Summer League debut in this one, playing six minutes. He missed both of his shot attempts, both of which came inside the three-point arc, and added an assist and a turnover. I don’t want to tell Toronto head coach Nick Nurse how to do his job, but how do you put Andrew Rowsey on the roster and not get him a few looks at the basket from long range?
Today’s Schedule (all times Central)
2pm: Detroit vs New Orleans, ESPNU
2:30pm: Toronto vs Oklahoma City, NBA TV