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Leonard scores 35, Raptors beat Wolves 112-105 to reach 5-0

TORONTO (AP) With his highest-scoring game of the season, Kawhi Leonard kept the Toronto Raptors rolling along.

Leonard scored 35 points, Kyle Lowry had 13 points and 10 assists, and the Raptors beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-105 on Wednesday night to improve to 5-0 and match the best start in franchise history.

''We're on the right track,'' Leonard said. ''We've won every game so far and we've just got to keep going.''

Jonas Valanciunas scored 16 points, Serge Ibaka had 15 and Norman Powell added a season-high 10 for the Raptors, who also won five straight to start the 2015-16 season.

''They got points in the paint, they got open 3s, they got out in transition,'' Minnesota's Jimmy Butler said. ''We didn't take too many things away from them tonight and they capitalized at every opportunity.''

Toronto won its 15th straight home game against Minnesota, extending its franchise record for consecutive home victories over a single opponent. The last time the Raptors lost at home to the Timberwolves was Jan. 21, 2004.

Butler scored 23 points, Derrick Rose had 16 and Taj Gibson 13 for Minnesota, which has yet to win back-to-back games this season.

''We played from behind all night,'' Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau said.

Minnesota guard Andrew Wiggins was inactive for only the second time in his career, sitting out because of a bruised right quadriceps. Wiggins, who is from suburban Toronto, left in the first quarter of Monday's win over Indiana and did not return.

Rookie Josh Okogie started in place of Wiggins and finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Leonard shot 15 for 23, going 2 for 4 from 3-point range, and had 10 points came in the fourth quarter.

Butler said Leonard looks like the player he was before missing all but nine games because of injury last season.

''He's there,'' Butler said. ''He's shooting the ball with confidence. The athleticism is there, he's passing it well, guarding. I think he's going to be just fine here.

''When you have a team like they have and a player of his caliber, the game gets really easy for him and for everybody else,'' Butler added.

Toronto was up by 17 points in the fourth but Towns scored to cut it to 106-101 with 1:16 remaining. Following a timeout, Leonard drove for a jumpshot over Rose, pushing the lead to seven.

Minnesota called timeout and gave the ball to Jeff Teague, but his missed shot was rebounded by Ibaka. Leonard was fouled and made both, putting the Raptors up by nine points with 38 seconds to go.

TIP-INS

Timberwolves: The last time Wiggins was inactive was Nov. 10, 2015, when he sat out a loss to Charlotte because of a sore right knee. ... Teague led Minnesota with nine assists. ... All five Minnesota starters reached double figures in scoring.

Raptors: G Delon Wright (left thigh) returned after missing the first four games of the season. Wright went scoreless in five first-half minutes but did not return following the intermission because of soreness in his groin. ... G Fred VanVleet (sprained left big toe) was inactive. ... Valanciunas matched a career high with two made 3-pointers. ... Lowry had six rebounds. ... Toronto outscored Minnesota 56-38 in the paint.

DEAR MR. FANTASY

Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns shot 5 for 17 and scored 14 points, but was more upset at the result than his poor shooting.

''A loss is a loss,'' Towns said. ''It's about winning. It's not about the statistical achievements, doing this or that for whoever my fantasy owner is.''

CENTURY CLUB

For the first time in franchise history, Toronto has won five straight games despite allowing 100 or more points in each.

CAGED WOLVES

Toronto is 30-15 against Minnesota, its best record against any opponent.

UP NEXT

Timberwolves: At Milwaukee on Friday night.

Raptors: Host Dallas on Friday night.

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Key Players
J. Butler
23 SG
K. Leonard
2 SF
34.7 Min. Per Game 34.7
25.7 Pts. Per Game 25.7
2.7 Ast. Per Game 2.7
8.7 Reb. Per Game 8.7
53.3 Field Goal % 51.2
53.7 Three Point % 46.2
82.9 Free Throw % 89.5
  Team rebound 0:02
  Jeff Teague missed floating jump shot 0:02
+ 2 Karl-Anthony Towns made driving dunk 0:13
+ 1 Kyle Lowry made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:17
  Personal foul on Anthony Tolliver 0:17
  Karl-Anthony Towns missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:19
  Traveling violation turnover on Kawhi Leonard 0:22
+ 1 Jimmy Butler made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:28
+ 1 Jimmy Butler made 1st of 2 free throws 0:28
  Shooting foul on Serge Ibaka 0:28
+ 1 Kawhi Leonard made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:38
Team Stats
Points 103 112
Field Goals 40-96 (41.7%) 46-89 (51.7%)
3-Pointers 15-30 (50.0%) 11-32 (34.4%)
Free Throws 10-16 (62.5%) 9-12 (75.0%)
Total Rebounds 58 50
Offensive 16 11
Defensive 28 33
Team 14 6
Assists 24 26
Steals 10 9
Blocks 5 8
Turnovers 15 16
Fouls 17 18
Technicals 0 1
23 PTS, 4 REB, 5 AST
35 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST
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away team logo Timberwolves 2-3 19292631105
home team logo Raptors 5-0 26312629112
Team Stats
away team logo Timberwolves 2-3 112.6 PPG 45.1 RPG 24.5 APG
home team logo Raptors 5-0 113.9 PPG 45.1 RPG 24.8 APG
Key Players
J. Butler SG PPG RPG APG FG%
K. Leonard SF 27.1 PPG 7.4 RPG 3.2 APG 49.7 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Butler SG 23 PTS 4 REB 5 AST
K. Leonard SF 35 PTS 5 REB 2 AST
41.7 FG% 51.7
50.0 3PT FG% 34.4
62.5 FT% 75.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Butler 23 4 5 7/13 4/7 5/10 2 37 6 0 2 2 2 -6 41
T. Gibson 13 6 1 6/10 1/2 0/0 1 19 0 0 0 3 3 -7 21
J. Teague 12 2 9 5/12 2/2 0/0 4 29 1 0 1 1 1 +2 32
K. Towns 12 8 1 5/17 1/5 3/3 1 35 1 3 4 2 6 -4 22
J. Okogie 10 11 1 4/14 2/4 0/0 2 26 0 1 3 5 6 -7 21
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Butler 23 4 5 7/13 4/7 5/10 2 37 6 0 2 2 2 -6 41
T. Gibson 13 6 1 6/10 1/2 0/0 1 19 0 0 0 3 3 -7 21
J. Teague 12 2 9 5/12 2/2 0/0 4 29 1 0 1 1 1 +2 32
K. Towns 12 8 1 5/17 1/5 3/3 1 35 1 3 4 2 6 -4 22
J. Okogie 10 11 1 4/14 2/4 0/0 2 26 0 1 3 5 6 -7 21
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Rose 16 3 4 7/16 2/3 0/0 1 29 0 0 1 1 2 -8 26
A. Tolliver 11 6 0 3/5 3/5 2/3 4 28 1 1 1 1 5 0 18
G. Dieng 4 3 0 2/5 0/0 0/0 1 12 0 0 2 1 2 -3 5
T. Jones 2 1 3 1/4 0/2 0/0 1 20 1 0 1 0 1 -2 9
J. Nunnally - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Wiggins - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Bates-Diop - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Terrell - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Patton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Deng - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 103 44 24 40/96 15/30 10/16 17 235 10 5 15 16 28 -35 195
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
K. Leonard 35 5 2 15/23 2/4 3/4 2 35 2 2 3 1 4 +2 45
S. Ibaka 15 7 1 7/10 0/1 1/2 3 27 0 0 2 3 4 +3 22
K. Lowry 13 6 10 4/9 1/4 4/4 4 34 4 0 6 0 6 +13 37
P. Siakam 9 4 3 4/6 1/1 0/1 3 19 1 2 0 2 2 +7 22
D. Green 6 4 3 2/8 2/5 0/0 0 31 0 1 1 0 4 +17 16
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
K. Leonard 35 5 2 15/23 2/4 3/4 2 35 2 2 3 1 4 +2 45
S. Ibaka 15 7 1 7/10 0/1 1/2 3 27 0 0 2 3 4 +3 22
K. Lowry 13 6 10 4/9 1/4 4/4 4 34 4 0 6 0 6 +13 37
P. Siakam 9 4 3 4/6 1/1 0/1 3 19 1 2 0 2 2 +7 22
D. Green 6 4 3 2/8 2/5 0/0 0 31 0 1 1 0 4 +17 16
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
J. Valanciunas 16 9 2 7/11 2/3 0/0 3 20 0 0 1 5 4 +4 28
N. Powell 10 1 2 4/8 1/4 1/1 0 12 1 0 1 0 1 +7 15
O. Anunoby 6 5 1 2/7 2/6 0/0 3 28 1 1 0 0 5 0 15
L. Brown 2 1 2 1/4 0/2 0/0 0 12 0 0 2 0 1 +1 5
D. Wright 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 -13 1
C. Miles 0 2 0 0/3 0/2 0/0 0 12 0 1 0 0 2 -6 3
G. Monroe - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Richardson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Boucher - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
F. VanVleet - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Loyd - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 112 44 26 46/89 11/32 9/12 18 235 9 8 16 11 33 +35 209