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Butler out for Wolves vs Raptors with sore right knee

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Jimmy Butler sat out Minnesota's game Saturday night against Toronto with a sore right knee, leaving the Timberwolves without their leading scorer against one of the Eastern Conference's top teams.

Butler is averaging 21.7 points per game for the revamped Timberwolves, who entered with the fourth-best record in the Western Conference. Minnesota had lost two straight before hosting the Raptors. Nemanja Bjelica started in Butler's place.

Butler missed two games earlier this season - his first with the Timberwolves - due to injury, and Minnesota lost them both by a combined 44 points.

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Leaders
Points: Jimmy Butler21.7
Rebounds: Karl-Anthony Towns12.1
Assists: Jeff Teague7.0
FG%: Taj Gibson57.4%
Steals: Jimmy Butler2.04
Blocks: Karl-Anthony Towns1.57
Defense (Rank)
Points: 105.0 (11)
Rebounds: 41.3 (4)
Assists: 23.7 (22)
FG%: 47.4% (29)
FT%: 78.5% (26)
3P%: 36.4% (16)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 108.4 (6)
Rebounds: 41.7 (24)
Assists: 22.8 (11)
FG%: 47.6% (5)
FT%: 79.2% (8)
3P%: 35.3% (23)
Standings
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Minnesota 29 18 .617 --
Oklahoma City 26 20 .565 2.5
Portland 24 21 .533 4.0
Denver 23 23 .500 5.5
Utah 18 27 .400 10.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/15/2018 Amile Jefferson Signed as Free Agent Two-Way Contract
10/14/2017 Amile Jefferson Waived
10/14/2017 Melo Trimble Waived
10/11/2017 Andrew Wiggins Contract Extended Signed to multi-year extension
9/22/2017 Aaron Brooks Signed as Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
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