Rudy Gobert was listed as questionable before the game with right groin soreness. He started against his former team, but only played five minutes before leaving again. Expect him to sit Thursday. Toronto struggles against teams with premier centers, but they will not have both Karl-Anthony Towns or Gobert for this game and will be playing two games in two nights. This is a good spot for Toronto to get back in the win column, and they desperately need them as they are in danger of falling deep in a competitive Eastern Conference. Take Toronto. Prediction: Toronto Raptors -2.
Toronto Raptors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Prediction, Preview, and Odds - 1-19-2023Once Upon A Time In Las Vegas - Divisional Round On Thursday night, the Toronto Raptors travel to the Target Center for a road tilt with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Raptors lost 130-122 to the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday night. The Timberwolves are in action Wednesday and will be on the second leg of a back-to-back. The tip is slated for 8:10 PM ET. Minnesota opens as a home favorite. Raptors Fall on the RoadToronto fell to 20-25 on the season with a 130-122 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday night.
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Fred Van Vleet led Toronto with 39 points, tying his season high. Gary Trent Jr. added 28 points and Pascal Siakam scored 23. Giannis Antetokounmpo was not in the lineup for Milwaukee, but Toronto served up a season-high 37 points to Jrue Holiday. Scottie Barnes scored 14 points and had 13 rebounds, steadily increasing his activity to coach Nick Nurse’s liking. ''He has just decided to play more aggressive and that's good, '' Nurse said to Associated Press reporters after the loss. ''We're finding that he can bring it and be aggressive, we can play through him a little bit, let him kind of play pass-first and if that isn't there let him be aggressive after that, and play through the low post a little bit, as well.
'' The game got chippy and play was stopped at 6:40 of the fourth quarter with Milwaukee leading 113-110 after an altercation near the Bucks' basket between Trent and Milwaukee's Brook Lopez. After a lengthy review by officials, Lopez was whistled for two technical fouls and ejected. They get the Timberwolves on a back-to-back. Twolves Fall at HomeMinnesota is in action Wednesday night against the Denver Nuggets and will be on the second leg of a back-to-back for this inter-conference game with the Raptors. Two nights ago, they suffered a brutal defeat at the hands of the Utah Jazz, losing 126-125. They led by 10 points in the fourth quarter before blowing the game.
That's a lot of misses in the paint. And not all of them were because of great defense. We missed a lot of easy ones. '' Gobert was listed as questionable before the game with right groin soreness. He started against his former team, but only played five minutes before exiting again. Expect him to sit Thursday. Best Bets Full-Game Side Bet Rating: Minnesota is in action Wednesday night against the Denver Nuggets and will be on the second leg of a back-to-back for this inter-conference game with the Raptors. Two nights prior, they suffered a brutal defeat at the hands of the Utah Jazz, losing 126-125.
Anthony Edwards scored 17 of his 29 points in the third quarter and D'Angelo Russell added 21 points for Minnesota, which struggled inside against Walker Kessler, the 7-foot-1, the 245-pound rookie center who was involved in the Rudy Gobert trade this offseason. Kessler scored 20 points and put up 21 rebounds. Gobert left early in the game with a groin injury. ''The story of the game was on offense and ability to finish around the paint, '' Minnesota coach Chris Finch said after the game to AP reporters. ''I think we were, let's see here, 28 for 52 in the paint.
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