The Wolves fall short. The Wolves couldn’t quite hang on for their 3rd straight win as they fell to the Toronto Raptors 95-93. Rick Adelman will have to wait for the Detroit game on Saturday. With the Wolves trailing 94-92 and 1.7 seconds left in the game, Ricky Rubio was at the free throw line. Rubio hit the first of the 2 free throws making it 93-94. On the 2nd of the 2 free throws Rubio’s attempt rattled in and out of the hoop and the Raptors controlled the rebound and went on to win 95-93.
The Wolves were done in by the Raptors back court/wings. Rudy Gay had a game high 26 points on the night, Demar DeRozen finished the night with 25 points and Kyle Lowery had 11 points. Also in double figures for the Raptors was Johan Valanciunas who finished the night with 12 points. For the night the Raptors finished with 47% from the field, and went 11-16 from the free throw line.
The Wolves on the other hand went 30-40 from the free throw line. Each team struggled from 3 point range, the Wolves finished the night shooting 20% and the Raptors shot 27% from 3. The Wolves on the night shot 45% from the floor and were led in scoring by Nikola Pekovic, who had 24 points. Andrei Kirilenko had a great game posting a final line of 20 points on 80% shooting, 6 rebounds and 3 steals.
The Wolves next opportunity to get Rick Adelman’s 1000th career win will be at The Target Center against the Detroit Pistons Saturday with a 7 pm tip.