Thursday , Jan , 22 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Toronto Raptors Team Report – January 22

=== Toronto Raptors Team Report – January 22 ===

(Sports Network) – The Toronto Raptors fell to the Minnesota
Timberwolves, 108-97, on Wednesday at Air Canada Centre.

Vince Carter missed his third straight game for Toronto with a right
quadriceps injury, as the Raptors dropped their third straight game despite
receiving 22 points from Donyell Marshall. Milt Palacio came off the injured
list earlier in the day and added a season-high 18 points in the losing
effort.

“When you let someone shoot 56 percent in your building, you’re not going to
win too many games,” Raptors head coach Kevin O’Neill said.

The game was tied at 84-84 midway through the final period. But back-to-back
three-pointers by Sam Cassell and Troy Hudson put the Timberwolves up six with
just over five minutes remaining, and that was just the beginning of an 8-0
run capped by Kevin Garnett’s two free throws.

Minnesota’s lead soon reached double digits at 96-86 with 2:18 remaining and
the Raptors never threatened again.

Jalen Rose had 17 points and rookie Chris Bosh had 15 in the losing effort.

Palacio, who had a wrist injury, was activated from the injured list while
Michael Curry was placed on the IL with bone chips in his right elbow. He is
expected to undergo surgery next week and will be sidelined for an indefinite
period of time.

The Raptors are off until Friday when they visit the Milwaukee Bucks.

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