Wolves drop preseason game 13 Oct 15

TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry scored 40 points to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-105 on Monday night.

Lowry, who broke the franchise record for points in a preseason game set by Vince Carter (38), hit six 3-pointers and was 13 for 18 from the field. Cory Joseph added 14 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 13 points and Luis Scola 12.

Andrew Wiggins, the reigning NBA rookie of the year led the Wolves (0-3) with 21 points in 18 minutes. His older brother Nick, who was signed by Minnesota last month, scored four points in the final five minutes. He almost had six, but his final shot at the buzzer was waived off after originally being declared good.

The Raptors and Wolves meet again in Ottawa on Wednesday as part of the NBA’s Canada Series, which featured soldout games in Winnipeg and Vancouver, and then Ottawa and Montreal. The Raptors play the Washington Wizards in Montreal to cap the series on Oct. 23.