Lowry scores 22, Raptors beat Timberwolves 105-86
Published 9:12 am Monday, November 5, 2012
TORONTO — One seriously sloppy half was too much for the Minnesota Timberwolves to overcome.
Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan each scored 22 points, Alan Anderson had 18 and the Toronto Raptors earned their first victory of the season Sunday night, beating Minnesota 105-86.
Toronto took advantage of 24 Minnesota turnovers — 16 in the first half — to score 32 points and leave Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman fuming.
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“The first half is where we got killed,” Adelman said. “Sixteen turnovers, you can’t do that on the road. You can’t succeed, you open up the door for them.”
Andrea Bargnani scored 10 points as the Raptors extended Minnesota’s miserable record against Toronto. The Raptors have won 15 of the past 16 meetings, including nine straight at home. Minnesota has not won in Toronto since Jan. 21, 2004.
“We took a little step forward tonight,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. “We had a lot more possessions because of the turnovers.”