Raptors' Rapid Recap - Minnesota Timberwolves 103 - Toronto Raptors 87


-An 11 game losing streak.  A loss to a 10 win team.  And another night that had fans clamoring for Andrea Bargnani's benching.  All of this and more made up the Toronto Raptors' loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight, one of the ugliest games of the season for Raptors' fans.

-Yep, it was one to forget once more as the Raps couldn't get anything going on offence or defence, shooting a horrific 34% from the field, yet allowing the T-Wolves to rack up over 100 points despite only shooting 44%.  On top of this, there was very little individually to talk about from an individual perspective as DeMar DeRozan was 2 of 11 on the night for only 6 points, and Andrea Bargnani was a ghastly 5 of 24.

-The Timberwolves were led by Kevin Love's 21 points and 12 rebounds, but the T-Wolves got production from other key players, including their entire bench, which outscored the Raptors' reserves 49 to 23 on the night.  Ed Davis was the lone bright spot, posting another double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds.  Unfortunately a big chunk of his minutes came when this one was already over, and he was paired with the likes of Solomon Alabi and Trey Johnson.

-Anything else to add?  Not really other than the fact that tonight's loss put the Raptors one more loss away from tying the team's last longest losing streak, a 12 game train-wreck back in the 2002-2003 season.

-However there was one extremely positive aspect of this loss.  The win by Minny puts them only a couple games back of Toronto in the overall league standings, meaning that the Raptors' shot at a first overall pick in next summer's NBA draft, just got a little bit better.

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