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Soaring Raptors take down Timberwolves

Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and Kyle Lowry had a triple double, leading the Toronto Raptors to a 111-104 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday.

Lowry collected 20 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists as the Raptors beat the Timberwolves for the 18th time in their last 19 meetings. They have won six in a row in the series.

The Raptors have won nine of their last 11 games overall to move nine games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2006-07 season. The Atlantic Division leaders made 14-of-24 3-pointers in the victory, with Steve Novak hitting five of his six tries off the bench on the way to 15 points.

Terrence Ross and Amir Johnson also scored 15 for Toronto, which played the game without forward Patrick Patterson, who will miss at least seven days with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

Kevin Love had 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead Minnesota and Kevin Martin scored 20. The Timberwolves lost for the third time in 10 games. Nikola Pekovic and Corey Brewer added 17 points apiece and Pekovic had 11 rebounds.

03/09 21:48:12 ET

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