Minnesota plays Toronto, aims to end road slide

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Minnesota Timberwolves (6-20, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (12-14, seventh in the Eastern Conference)

Tampa; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota will try to break its three-game road skid when the Timberwolves take on Toronto.

The Raptors have gone 6-5 in home games. Toronto ranks seventh in the Eastern Conference with 25 assists per game led by Kyle Lowry averaging 6.6.

The Timberwolves are 2-12 on the road. Minnesota is 1-9 when turning the ball over more than opponents and averages 14.1 turnovers per game.

The matchup Sunday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams.

TOP PERFORMERS: Fred VanVleet is shooting 41.2% and averaging 19.8 points. Lowry is shooting 50.0% and averaging 16.4 points over the last 10 games for Toronto.

Karl-Anthony Towns leads the Timberwolves averaging 21.8 points and is adding 11.3 rebounds. Malik Beasley is averaging 4.2 made 3-pointers and scoring 23.2 points over the last 10 games for Minnesota.

LAST 10 GAMES: Raptors: 5-5, averaging 119.9 points, 40.2 rebounds, 25.7 assists, 9.5 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 47.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.7 points on 47.4% shooting.

Timberwolves: 2-8, averaging 109.2 points, 41.2 rebounds, 24.7 assists, 8.4 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 44.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.5 points on 48.1% shooting.

INJURIES: Raptors: Yuta Watanabe: day to day (ankle), Patrick McCaw: out (knee), OG Anunoby: day to day (calf).

Timberwolves: Jarrett Culver: out (left ankle), D'Angelo Russell: out (leg).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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