Timberwolves travel to Toronto
(Sports Network) – A pair of teams trying to get back on the winning track
meet tonight at the Air Canada Centre, as the Toronto Raptors host the
The Raptors had a two-game winning streak halted on Wednesday in a 110-96 loss
to the Boston Celtics.
Mike James had 31 points, while Chris Bosh scored 24 points, pulled down 11
boards and dished out a career-high eight assists. Morris Peterson and Matt
Bonner had 10 points apiece for Toronto.
Toronto just released center Antonio Davis on Thursday. The veteran was
sidelined the last 12 games because of a back injury and was acquired from New
York in early February.
The Raptors will return home where they are 2-3 in their last five games. They
are 13-20 as the host this season.
Minnesota also had a two-game winning streak stopped, losing to the New Jersey
Nets on Wednesday at Continental Airlines Arena.
Kevin Garnett had a game-high 24 points and pulled down 11 boards, and Marcus
Banks and Mark Blount each added 18 points for the Timberwolves, who have
dropped eight of their last 10 contests.
The Timberwolves will close out a brief two-game road trip in Toronto and have
lost nine in a row as the guest. Minnesota is just 8-26 on the road in
Toronto leads the season series with the Timberwolves after posting a 98-94
win on February 13th at the Target Center.
The Raptors have won the last three meetings with Minnesota, which has lost
three of its last four trips to Toronto.