Magic try for fifth win in a row at MIN
After reaching the Western Conference finals in the 2003-04 season, MIN is in danger of not reaching the postseason for the second year in a row. Of course, they are led by Kevin Garnett, who is having yet another outstanding season (21.8 ppg, 12.4 rebs, 52.4% FG shooting). Ricky Davis (18.7 ppg) and Marcus Banks (11.6 ppg), both acquired from BOS, are the only other Wolves players averaging in double figures. Mark Blount, also acquired from the BOS, averages 9.7 ppg. Former Magic guard Troy Hudson has been out since early February with an injury.
MIN averages 91.9 ppg, while allowing 93.2 ppg. Magic average 94.3 ppg, and allow 96.2. PHI hosts DET tonight, so the Magic could conceivably pick up another game on PHI if they lose and the Magic pull off another upset. MIN is a 6 pt favorite over the Magic (www.pinnaclesports.com).