Game Preview: Raptors vs. Timberwolves

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The Toronto Raptors will try to atone for a subpar performance when they return home from a brief trip. A matchup with the Minnesota Timberwolves might help (TSN, TSN 1050, Get Tickets).

The Raptors will attempt to add to their dominance over the Timberwolves with another high-scoring performance at Air Canada Centre as they seek a sixth consecutive home win Friday night.

Toronto (19-18) averaged 108.0 points and made 43.0 percent of its 3-pointers while sweeping a three-game homestand, but couldn’t carry its high-scoring ways to Boston on Wednesday.

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Projected Starters

Raptors: Kyle Lowry (G), DeMar DeRozan (G), Terrence Ross (F), Amir Johnson (F), Jonas Valanciunas (C)

Timberwolves: Ricky Rubio (G), Kevin Marton (G), Corey Brewer (F), Kevin Love (F), Nikola Pekovic (C)


By The Numbers: Raptors vs. Timberwolves

Team Comparison
2013-14 AVERAGES 2013-14 RANKINGS
TOR BOS   TOR BOS
PPG 98.8 107.1 PPG 18 2
FG% .435 .434 FG% 25 26
3FG% .361 .349 3FG% 12 18
FT% .772 .790 FT% 9 4
OFF 11.9 13.6 OFF 9 2
DEF 31.1 32.3 DEF 21 15
REB 43.0 45.9 REB T-17 5
AST 19.8 23.5 AST 26 6
STL 7.1 9.4 STL 23 2
TO 14.5 14.1 TO 9 8
BLK 4.7 3.2 BLK 17 30

Last Time They Met: Raptors 95, Timberwolves 93 – Apr. 5, 2013

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