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Associated Press, Published April 05 2013

Rubio misses game-tying free throw as Wolves fall

MINNEAPOLIS – Rudy Gay had 26 points and five rebounds to lead the Toronto Raptors to a rare road victory in the West 95-93 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.

DeMar DeRozan had 25 points and Kyle Lowry added 11 points and seven assists for the Raptors, who beat the Timberwolves for the 16th time in 17 games and prevented Minnesota coach Rick Adelman from recording his 1,000th win.

Nikola Pekovic had 24 points and eight rebounds and Andrei Kirilenko added 20 points and six rebounds for the Timberwolves, who led by as many as 11 in the second half. But they missed 10 free throws, including one from Ricky Rubio with 1.7 seconds to go that would have tied the game.

Toronto 18 28 25 24 – 95

Minnesota 24 24 25 20 – 93

TORONTO (95): Gay 12-23 1-1 26, A.Johnson 1-3 1-2 3, Valanciunas 2-4 8-10 12, Lowry 5-11 0-0 11, DeRozan 12-23 1-1 25, Gray 2-3 0-2 4, Anderson 1-5 0-0 2, Telfair 1-4 0-0 3, Acy 0-0 0-0 0, Ross 3-5 0-0 7, Fields 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 40-85 11-16 95.

MINNESOTA (93): Kirilenko 8-10 3-6 20, Williams 1-4 6-6 8, Pekovic 6-12 12-16 24, Rubio 3-10 6-8 13, Ridnour 3-6 2-2 8, Budinger 3-6 1-2 8, Cunningham 4-8 0-0 8, Barea 0-5 0-0 0, Shved 2-6 0-0 4, Stiemsma 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-67 30-40 93.

3-Point Goals: Toronto 4-15 (Ross 1-2, Telfair 1-3, Gay 1-3, Lowry 1-4, DeRozan 0-1, Anderson 0-2), Minnesota 3-15 (Kirilenko 1-3, Budinger 1-3, Rubio 1-3, Williams 0-1, Ridnour 0-1, Shved 0-2, Barea 0-2). Fouled Out: None. Rebounds: Toronto 47 (A.Johnson 8), Minnesota 50 (Pekovic 8). Assists: Toronto 18 (Lowry 7), Minnesota 23 (Rubio 12). Total Fouls: Toronto 26, Minnesota 17. A: 16,661 (19,356).