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Associated Press, Published October 09 2013

Love leads Timberwolves to preseason win at Raptors

TORONTO – 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.

Minnesota 28 27 28 18–101

Toronto 22 37 16 14– 89

MINNESOTA (101): Brewer 3-6 0-0 7, Love 6-14 7-8 20, Pekovic 4-8 4-4 12, Rubio 3-5 2-4 9, Martin 2-5 0-0 4, Shved 4-7 0-0 10, Barea 5-10 0-0 12, Cunningham 4-9 0-0 8, Williams 2-7 4-6 8, Turiaf 3-3 3-4 9, Jeffers 0-0 0-0 0, Brown 0-2 0-0 0, Dieng 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 37-79 20-26 101.

TORONTO (89): Gay 2-7 7-8 11, A.Johnson 3-7 0-0 7, Valanciunas 4-7 1-2 9, Lowry 4-5 0-0 8, DeRozan 6-7 5-6 17, Hansbrough 2-6 5-6 9, Fields 1-6 0-0 2, Augustin 1-2 0-0 3, Ross 3-10 0-0 7, Novak 3-7 0-0 9, Buycks 3-9 1-2 7, Stone 0-0 0-0 0, Morais 0-1 0-0 0, Daye 0-1 0-0 0, Wright 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-75 19-24 89.

3-Point Goals: Minnesota 7-19 (Shved 2-3, Barea 2-4, Rubio 1-1, Brewer 1-3, Love 1-4, Martin 0-1, Brown 0-1, Williams 0-2), Toronto 6-22 (Novak 3-5, Augustin 1-1, A.Johnson 1-2, Ross 1-3, Lowry 0-1, Morais 0-1, Fields 0-1, Daye 0-1, Gay 0-2, Buycks 0-5). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds: Minnesota 52 (Love 9), Toronto 44 (Hansbrough 7). Assists: Minnesota 21 (Rubio 7), Toronto 18 (Lowry 4). Total Fouls: Minnesota 21, Toronto 26. Technicals: Minnesota defensive three second. A: 17,261 (19,800).