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Sunday, April 01, 2007

T-Wolves/Magic preview

The Magic (34-39. 22-14 home, 8th East)) host another struggling, sub-.500 team tonight, MIN (30-42, 10-27 away, 13th West). MIN is coming off a 92-77 defeat in MIA on FRI night. Star F Kevin Garnett led MIN with 22 pts, 20 rebs, while F/C Mark Blount added 18 pts. MIN has lost 7 of their last 10 games, and 13 of their last 14 road games. The Magic, despite struggling at times, have won 5 of their last 8 games.

MIN is led in scoring by Garnett, averaging 22.8 ppg, 12.9 rebs; G/F Ricky Davis 16.6 ppg; Blount 13 ppg, 6.1 rebs; G Mike James 10 ppg; and rookie G Randy Foye 9.4 ppg. Former Magic G Troy Hudson averages 5.9 ppg. MIN averages 95.9 ppg, while allowing 98.6 ppg. ORL averages 93.8 ppg, while allowing 94.2 ppg.

The Magic will try to reclaim the 7th spot in the East with a win over MIN, and beat MIN earlier this season, back in NOV, 109-98, with DHoward scoring 21 pts with 22 rebs. Magic are 6 1/2 pt favorites (www.pinnaclesports.com).

1 Comments:

  • At 3:08 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Magic need to work on several things, obviously, like taking better care of the ball and making better decisions with the ball to limit the silly TOs.

    The Howard/Garnett matchup should be good to watch.

    It'll be interesting to see the player rotation that BHill uses in this game.

    If the Magic get a good, balanced scoring effort, work on limiting the TOs, and play good defense, this should be a win against a MIN team that is all but eliminated from playoff contention in the West, though nothing has come easy for the Magic.

     

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