Preview: The Raptors (14-7) end a season-long six-game homestand Thursday. Their six-game winning streak ended in a 116-112 loss to Cleveland on Monday. … The Raptors have beaten the Wolves 12 consecutive times in Toronto. The teams split the season series a year ago, with each team winning on its home floor.

Player to watch: Raptors star guard DeMar DeRozan — whom the Wolves passed on twice in the 2009 draft — ranks fifth in the NBA in scoring with a 28.0-point average.

Injuries: Raptors F Jared Sullinger (foot surgery) and G Delon Wright (shoulder surgery) are out.

Jerry Zgoda