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Game Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves at Orlando Magic

2014 April 5

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The Orlando Magic were defeated by the Charlotte Bobcats 91-80 behind 29 points and 16 rebounds from Al Jefferson Friday night. The Minnesota Timberwolves were last in action Friday when they defeated the Miami Heat 122-121 in double overtime.

These two teams met back on October 30 and the Timberwolves defeated the Magic in overtime 120-115. Kevin Love had 31 points and 17 rebounds.

The Magic rank 28th in offensive rating (99.2), 17th in defensive rating (104.6) and play at the league’s 16th-fastest pace (96.06). The Timberwolves rank ninth in offensive rating (105.7), 13th in defensive rating (103.7) and play at the league’s fourth-fastest pace (99.82).

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The Magic are now 21-55 while the Timberwolves are 38-37.

Tip-off from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida is scheduled for 7:00 pm EST and will be shown locally on FS Florida.

As always, if you can’t watch the game, you can listen on the radio – in English on AM 580 WDBO and in Spanish on AM 1270 WRLZ.

The officials for tonight’s game are Danny Crawford, Kane Fitzgerald and Ben Taylor.

The Line:  Minnesota – 5.0 (207)

Starters:

Minnesota Timberwolves

Gorgui Dieng
Kevin Love
Corey Brewer
J.J. Barea
Ricky Rubio

Orlando Magic

Dewayne Dedmon
Kyle O’Quinn
Maurice Harkless
Arron Afflalo
Jameer Nelson

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  • Dante Cunningham (legal issues) is out indefinitely.
  • Kevin Martin (sore right foot) did not play Friday and J.J. Barea started in his place.
  • Shabazz Muhammad (sore right foot) left Friday’s game and did not return.
  • Nikola Pekovic (right ankle bursitis) did not play Friday.

 

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