Preview: Magic return home, try to tame Timberwolves
TV: FOX Sports Florida
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.
The Magic have gone 14-15 at the Amway Center. Orlando is last in the Eastern Conference scoring 42.3 points in the paint per game.
The Timberwolves are 8-18 in road games. Minnesota is 5-5 in games decided by less than four points. In their last meeting on Jan. 4, the Timberwolves won 120-103. Karl-Anthony Towns scored a team-high 29 points for Minnesota in the victory.
Nikola Vucevic leads the Magic with 20.6 points and averages 11.9 rebounds and 3.8 assists. Terrence Ross has scored 16.4 points and collected four rebounds while shooting 41.3 percent over the last 10 games for Orlando.
Towns leads the Timberwolves with 22.8 points and averages 12.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists. Andrew Wiggins has scored 16.9 points and totaled 6.1 rebounds while shooting 36.2 percent over the last 10 games for Minnesota.
LAST 10 GAMES
Timberwolves: 4-6, averaging 109.8 points, 46.3 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 7.2 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 43.4 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.8 points on 47.3 percent shooting.
Magic: 3-7, averaging 109.2 points, 46.6 rebounds, 25.8 assists, 7.1 steals and 5.8 blocks per game while shooting 45.6 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.7 points on 47.1 percent shooting.
Magic Injuries: Mo Bamba: out (left tibia fracture), Timofey Mozgov: out (knee), Jonathon Simmons: day to day (abdominal strain).
Timberwolves Injuries: Robert Covington: out (ankle), Tyus Jones: out (left ankle sprain), Jeff Teague: day to day (left foot soreness), Derrick Rose: out (ankle).