Toronto Raptors

Kawhi Leonard's 35 points leads the Toronto Raptors past the Minnesota Timberwolves

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The Toronto Raptors defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-105 behind another huge game from Kawhi Leonard.

The Raptors advance to 5-0 for the first time since the 2015-16 season and the Timberwolves fall below .500 at 2-3 to start the season.

Leonard had a game-high 35 points, Kyle Lowry notched another double-double of 13 points, 10 assists and Jonas Valanciunas chipped in 16 points and nine boards off the bench to secure the Raptors win.

If you missed any of Wednesday's action, we have you covered with highlights, updates and more.

Toronto Raptors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Box score | Play-by-play

Final: Raptors 112, Timberwolves 105

9:49 p.m. - The Timberwolves went on a 16-4 run down the stretch but it was not enough the complete the comeback. The Raptors remain undefeated, advancing to 5-0! Kawhi Leonard led the way with 35 points, five rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks. Jimmy Butler gave it his all for Minnesota posting 23 points, four rebounds, five assists and six steals.

Final team stats:

9:37 p.m. - With under three minutes remaining in the game the Raptors lead 106-96. Kawhi has ANOTHER 30-point game as he's reached 31 points on the night.

9:18 p.m. - That didn't take long... The Raptors are on an 11-4 run in the first three minutes of the fourth to take a 16-point lead! Another Valanciunas three, an incredible and-1 by Norm Powell and a trey from OG Anunoby highlight the quick run that forced the Timberwolves to take a timeout.

End of third quarter: Raptors 83, Timberwolves 74

9:13 p.m. - Through three quarters the Raptors lead by nine, 83-74. Valanciunas had five straight points (including a three-pointer) to end the third to cushion Toronto's lead.

9:05 p.m. - With 2:54 left in the quarter, Toronto leads 76-72. Okogie has started to heat up a little, knocking down a pair of threes to cut into the Raptors' lead. He also had this absolutely ridiculous putback dunk:

8:56 p.m. - Serge Ibaka has six quick points to start the second half. A beautiful dish from Lowry got Serge an easy layup forcing a T'Wolves timeout. Raptors lead 70-60 early in the third.

Halftime: Raptors 57, Timberwolves 48

8:42 p.m. - Some team stats for the first half of action:

8:35 p.m. - Toronto holds a 57-48 lead at halftime! Leonard leads all scorers with 18 points and adds three rebounds, an assist, two steals and a block getting it done from all over the court. Lowry is also filling it up with seven points, six assists, four rebounds and three steals.

Karl-Anthony Towns and Jimmy Butler were both relatively quiet in the first half with seven and eight points, respectively.

8:26 p.m. - The Raptors remain in the lead 51-42 with 2:43 left in the first half. Despite the score, Minnesota has dialed in from long range shooting 7-for-10 and Derrick Rose leads the team with 10 points.

8:18 p.m. - It's been a game of runs. Toronto responds with a 9-0 run of their own to take a 35-27 lead. A pair of buckets from Jonas Valanciunas followed by a three and a big dunk from Kawhi sparked the run for the Raptors.

8:10 p.m. - The Timberwolves remain hot after the quarter break. They're on an 8-0 run to start the quarter, making it a 13-0 run carrying over from the first quarter as they take a 27-26 lead with 9:52 remaining in the half.

End of first quarter: Raptors 26, Timberwolves 19

8:04 p.m. - Toronto got out to a hot start but the Timberwolves closed the quarter on a 7-2 run. Kawhi leads the way for the Raptors with 11 points (5-8 FG) while Minnesota has spread the wealth with eight different players on the board after one quarter.

7:56 p.m. - The Raptors defence is not making things easy for the Timberwolves. They're shooting just 23.8 percent from the field on 5-for-21 shooting. Toronto's offence is running smoothly through Lowry who has three assists early as the Raptors lead 22-12 with 2:22 left in the first.

7:47 p.m. - Kawhi Leonard continues to roll. He has nine points, one rebound and one assist already! Raptors lead 18-9 midway through the first quarter.


6:46 p.m. - The Timberwolves will start Jeff Teague, Josh Okogie, Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson and Karl-Anthony Towns. The rookie Okogie will make his second career start, filling Wiggins' place.

6:03 p.m. - Unfortunately, Andrew Wiggins is ruled OUT for tonight's game. He'll have to wait another year to try and pick up his first win in Canada.

5:56 p.m. - The Raptors will start the same starting five in back-to-back games for the first time this season.

Other roster news: Delon Wright is active but may be limited and Fred Van Vleet is OUT with a toe sprain.

5:00 p.m. - Karl-Anthony Towns showing Drake some love on his birthday with the OVO jacket walking into Scotiabank Arena.

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