Magic Wands: Orlando Magic vs. Minnesota Timberwolves





Time/TV: 7 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Magic by 2.5
Tickets: $10-$285 on SeatGeek
Season Series: Tonight in Orlando; Jan. 30 in Minneapolis

Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR
Minnesota 99.1 105.0 103.4 49.8 29.9 16.3 33.1
Orlando 96.3 96.3 106.2 45.6 25.0 13.2 22.9

1) Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel told Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel he was considering a lineup change. There are a few options for him to do so and getting Bismack Biyombo in the starting lineup might help. But there will be no change to the lineup tonight, he said.

2) Andrew Wiggins scored 36 points, but the Minnesota Timberwolves fell to the Brooklyn Nets last night. The Timberwolves are now 0-4 on the road this year. The loss Tuesday was extremely disappointing, Ben Beecken of Dunking with Wolves writes.

3) Aaron Gordon has been stellar defensively this year so far as he chases his goal of one day becoming Defensive Player of the Year, John Denton of writes.

4) Aaron Gordon and Zach LaVine are trying to prove they are more than just dunkers, I wrote for The Step Back.

5) The Orlando Magic’s blueprint is muddied still and has had hits hiccups early on this season. But Frank Vogel tells Rob Mahoney of The Crossover he is confident things will pull together soon.

6) The Orlando Magic were left deconstructing another disappointing effort following Monday’s loss.

7) Mario Hezonja is coming along slower than most like. Our Luka Jelcic writes there is a reason for this and patience is still required.

8) Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau described what he believes is effective leadership to Jerry Zgoda of Minneapolis Star Tribune.

9) A strong week for the Orlando Magic last week had them surging up Power Rankings around the Web.

10) Jonah Sprinkel of Dunking With Wolves previews tonight’s game as the Timberwolves are looking for a road win.

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