Thursday , Jan , 13 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Orlando Magic Team Report – January 13

=== Orlando Magic Team Report – January 13 ===

(Sports Network) – The Orlando Magic picked up a win on Wednesday evening, as
they picked up a road win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Hedo Turkoglu scored 26 points and grabbed six rebounds in his first start of
the season, as the Magic held off the Timberwolves, 87-80, at the Target
Center.

Grant Hill tallied 20 points and Steve Francis added 17 points, seven rebounds
and seven assists for the Magic, who have won four of five overall and ended a
seven-game road losing streak.

Orlando was playing without newly acquired guard Doug Christie, who has yet to
join the team after being traded from Sacramento on Monday in exchange for
Cuttino Mobley and Michael Bradley.

Minnesota drew within 73-69 thanks to an 8-0 burst early in the fourth, but
Orlando had an answer by scoring nine of the next 12 points. Francis, Hill and
Turkoglu combined for all of the Magic’s points during the run, with Turkoglu
ending it with a basket at the 4:09 mark for an 82-72 cushion.

Minnesota later drew within 84-80, but that was as close as it would get.

The Magic will play the third test of a four-game road trip on Friday night in
Detroit.

ORL