Game Day Thread: Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Toronto Raptors

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs Toronto Raptors
January 9, 2012
TSN2 - 7:00 PM EST

Normally a game against the T-Wolves, especially after two embarrassing losses, would be cause for celebration in Raptor-land.

However that's probably not the case tonight.

Sure, the T-Wolves are only three and five on the season, like the Raps, but they sport a promising trio of youngsters who are a handful to manage at at the defensive end. The Dinos will need to keep Kevin Love off the glass tonight, try to limit Derrick Williams long-range looks (68 per cent 3-point shooter last season at Arizona) and most importantly, try to contain Ricky Rubio, who's offensive wizardly will likely impact the effectiveness of the previous two players.

On the Raptors' side, they need another big game from Bargnani, especially on the glass, and a bounce-back effort from guys like DeMar DeRozan and Leandro Barbosa in hopes of avoiding an 0-1 start to their back-to-back-to-back schedule.

GO RAPS!

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