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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Magic try for fifth win in a row at MIN

After one of their more improbable comeback wins in recent seasons, the Magic (28-43, 8-29 away) go to MIN to play the struggling Timberwolves (29-41, 21-14 home). MIN has lost 9 of their last 12 games; however, they have won 6 out of their last 7 at home, and have beaten the Magic 4 out of the last 5 times in 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).


  • At 3:09 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    After last night,you'd think fatigue may play a factor with our guards playing alot of minutes,jumpshots may not be on,but b/c coach hill did a good divying up the minutes,battie,dwight & deshawn pretty much had half the game off and should be ready to rebound from poor performances,so as long as jameer and calos have a little left,i see no reason we cant keep the streak going,we turned the ball over alot to start against the bulls,so i expect us to be better sooner in this game,minnesota doesnt really pose match-up problem's so thats in our favor also,we should be able to play garnett and griffin straight up with dwight and battie,i believe they are the starters at the forwards,magic won by 20 last time they met,so we'll "have" to match their intensity in their building,magic win a close one...

  • At 3:17 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Oops i meant garnett and griffin are the starters at the power forward and center respectively i think,so dwight and tony "should" be able to stay on the court tonight,with jameer,hedo,carlos,keyon and pat being able to hit three's we should be able to play whatever style they want,and still win b/c our players are better and we have a better collection of talent from top to bottom of our roster,bottom line,we just have to guard against someone having a "nocioni night" tonight!

  • At 4:18 PM, Blogger WeRDevos said…

    Last night

    Min Guard
    26 Nelson
    25 Stevenson
    23 Arroyo
    23 Dooling

    They are all about 25 years old and better not be fatigued tonight!

  • At 4:20 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    Well put, Big figure. I predict a win, as well.

  • At 7:34 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Now that Garrity is available, it'll be interesting to see how many minutes Coach Hill will play him. I would only hope he continues to play him sparingly, like against the Bulls, to see if he can hit one or two 3-pointers.

    The fact that Hill did a pretty good job of distributing minutes evenly last night hopefully will limit any fatigue that might set in for the Magic.


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