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).