Timberwolves beats Raptors 101-89

The Associated PressOctober 10, 2013
Timberwolves beats Raptors 101-89
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Toronto Raptors forward Terrence Ross (31) battles for the loose ball against Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham, right, during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Toronto on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

TORONTO (AP) -- Kevin Love had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 101-89 preseason victory over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.

Nikola Pekovic had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Timberwolves and J.J. Barea added 12 points.

DeMar DeRozan scored 17 points for Toronto and Rudy Gay added 11. New Raptor Tyler Hansbrough had nine points and seven rebounds, while Jonas Valanciunas had nine points and Kyle Lowry added eight.

New Raptor Steve Novak hit three 3-pointers in the second quarter to help Toronto take a 59-55 halftime lead.

Ronny Turiaf had seven points in the third quarter as the Timberwolves took the lead for good.