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Raptors Welcome the Timberwolves and Some Familiar Faces to Town

Sam Mitchell will be coaching the Andrew Wiggins-led Minnesota Timberwolves when they visit the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.

Kevin Martin drives to the basket against DeMar DeRozan
Kevin Martin drives to the basket against DeMar DeRozan
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Where to watch: 7:30 pm EST, TSN

At long last a winning streak is in sight!

Coming off an impressive victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night, the Toronto Raptors have an excellent chance of making it two in a row with Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves in town. Harsh Dave has already written a Wiggins story, which you can find here.

There were plenty of positives from Monday's convincing win, including a Kyle Lowry triple-double, some awesome headbands, and the return of 'We the Fourth.'

We all know it, but over the past 10 games, Toronto has been downright atrocious on the defensive end. Despite putting up 103.4 points per game over that span, the team has a -3.6 point differential per night. Luckily Minnesota has been even worse, registering a -10.1 point differential each outing, going 1-9 in the process.

Making this matchup even juicier is the fact that Sam Mitchell will be serving as Minnesota's head coach while Flip Saunders attends to a personal matter. Hopefully he will instil the 'mo shots' philosophy during his interim reign.

The Wolves enter this game a bit banged up as old man Kevin Garnett, traditional centre (#FreeJonas) Nikola Pekovic, and oft-injured Spanish stud Ricky Rubio are nursing various ailments.

So yeah, not to jinx it or anything, but the Raptors should be able to pull this one out.

Discuss it up.