Raptors pull away in the fourth to tame Timberwolves and get back on winning track
DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with 27 points. AP

DEMAR DeRozan, Kyle Lowry and Jonas Valanciunas combined for 72 points as the Toronto Raptors tamed the Minnesota Timberwolves, 124-110, at the Air Canada Centre on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).

DeRozan scored 27 points, Lowry sank five three-pointers for 25 and Valanciunas finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Raptors (15-7) solidified their second place ranking in the Eastern Conference

Wearing their Toronto Huskies throwback uniforms, the Raptors were down by 12 in the second quarter but were able to tie the game 59-all at halftime.  

It was a seesaw battle in the second half and Toronto was holding on to a slim 102-99 lead with 6:52 left in the last period. Lowry scored five points in a 9-0 run in three minutes as the Raptors pulled away, 111-99.

Zach LaVine led the Wolves with 29 points and six assists while Andrew Wiggins added 25 points and six rebounds for Minnesota which suffered its 16th loss in 22 games. 

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