The Toronto Raptors rolled into Minnesota last night to take on the Timberwolves, and for a half things went pretty well! Then the offense stalled, the defense couldn’t get a rebound, and even with an awesome game from Kyle Lowry (40 points) the Raptors couldn’t hold on for the win.

Click here to read Five Thoughts on Game 45: Wolves 115, Raptors 109.

Additional notes:

  • I’m not one to generally complain about officials, but a 42-21 free throw advantage for the Wolves—and 29 in the second half—certainly didn’t leave a good taste in one’s mouth.
  • Andrew Wiggins showed me something with a stellar first half. I’m not feeling those corn rows though.
  • This is an extra disappointing loss as the Celtics have lost two in a row, and the Raptors have missed a chance to make up a game on the conference leader.