Timberwolves thump Magic to earn first road win
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Zach LaVine scored 37 points and Andrew Wiggins added 29 as the Minnesota Timberwolves won their first road game of the season, defeating the Orlando Magic 123-107 on Wednesday night.
A night after collapsing defensively against Brooklyn, the Timberwolves bounced back with an impressive performance in which they led the Magic by as many as 30 points in the first half. Orlando played better in the second half, cutting the deficit to 11 late in the fourth quarter but Minnesota always seemed to have an answer.
The Magic (3-5) struggled defensively and in the interior with second-year center Karl-Anthony Towns dominating with 20 points and 11 rebounds to help Minnesota (2-5) snap a three-game losing streak.
Nikola Vucevic led the Magic with 24 points and 14 rebounds, while Elfrid Payton had 18 and Evan Fournier added 13.