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Timberwolves vs. Raptors final: T-Wolves fall across the border

The Timberwolves lost for the first time this season, while the Raptors picked up their first win.

Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

The Minnesota Timberwolves erased the zero in the loss column, falling 105-86 to the Toronto Raptors Sunday night. The Timberwolves move to 1-1 overall while the Raptors pick up their first win to move to 1-2.

Andrei Kirilenko led Minnesota with 17 points in 29 minutes on the floor. He shot 6-for-7 from the field while also pulling down six rebounds. Nikola Pekovic also chipped in 15 points on a 6-of-11 night from the field. Chase Budinger and Jose Barea both came off the bench to score nine points a piece. The T-Wolves were unable to take care of the ball, coughing it up 24 times compared to just 11 turnovers for Toronto.

Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan led all scorers, both posting 22 points for the Raptors. Alan Anderson came off the bench for Toronto and dropped 18 points in 31 minutes. Andrea Bargnani also chipped in 10 points.

The Timberwolves will head to New York to take on the Brooklyn Nets tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. CT. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports North and NBA TV.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.