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Toronto Raptors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves: Game preview, live stream, TV channel, start time

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Kyle Lowry shoots a layup against the Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA Getty Images)

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Toronto Raptors (home) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (away)

Current records: Raptors 4-0; Timberwolves 2-2

Game Preview

After a 21-point home win against the Charlotte Hornets Monday, the undefeated Raptors welcome the Minnesota Timberwolves to Scotiabank Arena. Toronto is seeking its first 5-0 start since the 2015-16 season.

MORE: 5 takeaways from Toronto's win over Charlotte

Kawhi Leonard delivered his most efficient performance of the year against Charlotte, scoring 22 points on 9-for-14 shooting from the field. He continues to look more comfortable within the Raptors offence and is averaging 25.7 points and 8.7 rebounds through his first three games. Kyle Lowry continues to thrive this season, averaging 21.5 points and 10.0 assists while shooting 60.0 percent from the field and 57.7 percent from deep in four games.

Through four games, Toronto boasts a top-10 scoring offence, posting 118.3 points per contest. Minnesota's scoring defence is in the bottom half of the league, as it has allowed over 110 points in three of its first four games.

The Wolves' best defensive performance of the season came Monday night when they held the Pacers to 91 points in a 10-point win. Minnesota was led by its All-Stars in the win - Jimmy Butler scored a team-high 20 points while Karl-Anthony Towns finished with a 17-point, 15-rebound double-double.

Canadian Andrew Wiggins suffered a thigh contusion and left Monday's game after playing just eight minutes. He will be a game-time decision tonight against Toronto.

MORE: Will Wiggins get his first career win in Toronto?

Should Wiggins miss tonight's game, the Wolves will look to 2011 league MVP Derrick Rose and rookie Josh Okogie to step in and replace his production. Rose, who is averaging 14.8 points through four games, spent time starting in the backcourt alongside Jeff Teague during the preseason; Okogie made his first career start last Saturday when All-Star Jimmy Butler was held out for rest.

Last time they played…

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018

Toronto Raptors 109, Minnesota Timberwolves 104

TOR: DeMar DeRozan - 23 points, 8 assists, 4 rebounds

MIN: Jimmy Butler - 25 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds

Where to watch

Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

TV: TSN

Radio: TSN 1050

Location: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON

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