MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — That Andrew Wiggins came through with a huge night against his hometown team didn’t come as a surprise. That he did it with Lance Stephenson by his side certainly qualified as one.
Wiggins scored 31 points, Tyus Jones hit a 3-pointer with 19.5 seconds left and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Toronto Raptors 112-109 on Wednesday night.
Karl-Anthony Towns had 29 points and 14 rebounds and Wiggins hit 11 of 19 shots to help the Timberwolves snap a four-game losing streak. Minnesota committed just eight turnovers, Shabazz Muhammad scored 22 points off the bench and Stephenson played the entire fourth quarter just hours after signing a 10-day contract.
“We were just searching,” a frustrated coach Tom Thibodeau said of going with Stephenson down the stretch. “The first half wasn’t good. We’ve got to keep working at it….