NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Wednesday, March 29th (All times eastern)
Orlando Magic (28-43) at Minnesota Timberwolves (29-41), 8 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Minnesota Timberwolves close out a brief two-game homestand tonight, as they host the streaking Orlando Magic at the Target Center.
This is the second and final meeting of the campaign between the clubs. On December 30th, Jameer Nelson scored 25 points to lead the Magic past the Timberwolves, 107-87, at TD Waterhouse Centre.
Orlando has lost five of eight and seven of its last 11 at Minnesota.
All-Star Kevin Garnett finished with 26 points and 15 rebounds as the Timberwolves held off the New York Knicks, 98-94, on Sunday at the Target Center.
Ricky Davis poured in 21 points and grabbed eight boards and rookie Rashad McCants netted 17 in the win over New York for the Timberwolves, who snapped a two-game losing streak and have won three of their last five games overall.
Minnesota is 21-14 at home this season. It has won three straight and six of its last seven at the Target Center.
Orlando, which has won four straight games, plays the second of a two-game road trip. On Tuesday, Nelson scored 24 points and Hedo Turkoglu had 15 points and six boards to lead the Magic over the Chicago Bulls, 97-93, at the United Center.
Turkoglu and Darko Milicic, who had 12 points and eight boards, sparked a key 17-2 fourth-quarter run for Orlando. Keyon Dooling added 15 points and Carlos Arroyo netted 13 for the Magic, who rallied from an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit to end a five-game slide to the Bulls.
The Magic are 8-29 as the visitor this season. After tonight's game, they return home to host Dallas, Milwaukee and Detroit at the TD Waterhouse Centre during a three-game stand.
03/29 12:50:47 ET