T-Wolves host Magic in welcome trip back home
(Sports Network) – The Minnesota Timberwolves return home after a rough recent
road trip to battle the Orlando Magic tonight at the Target Center.
Minnesota’s four-game swing started off well, as the club came through with a
112-109 victory at Denver on November 3. However, the Timberwolves dropped the
final three contests of the trip, including a 95-88 loss to the Los Angeles
Lakers on Tuesday.
Kevin Garnett led Minnesota with 26 points and nine rebounds, but saw his
streak of 37 consecutive double-doubles come to an end. Rookie Randy Foye
recorded 12 points in the losing effort.
The T-Wolves’ only previous appearance at the Target Center this season was a
92-83 triumph over Sacramento in their season opener.
Orlando started off a three-game road journey with Friday’s 93-83 loss at
Indiana. Al Harrington scored 32 points and pulled down eight rebounds to fuel
the Pacers’ win.
Jameer Nelson had 19 points to pace the Magic, who had a two-game winning
streak halted. Grant Hill and Dwight Howard each finished with 17 points, with
Howard grabbing a game-high 14 rebounds in the loss.
Orlando has lost both of his road tilts so far this season and was a dismal
10-31 away from home in 2005-06.
Minnesota and Orlando split two games last season, but the T-Wolves have won
four of the last six in the series. The Magic also has lost in five of its
last six games played at the Target Center.