Wolves looks they have given up on this game. Shooting percentage just went down the drain in the second half.
Orlando: 100 Minnesota: 91
Orlando’s offense really coming around right now. They’re getting open shots everywhere.
Love went into the locker room really quick for an undisclosed reason. He’s back out on the court now.
Minnesota: 87 Orlando: 88
Gustavo Ayon really getting inside Pek’s head. He’s drawing fouls like crazy.
Minnesota: 80 Orlando: 81
A JJ Redick 3 pointer gives the Magic the lead.
The reason this game is so close is due to the Magic blocking the elbow entry. This really disrupts Minnesota’s flow on offense.
Minnesota getting pushed around as the Magic go on a 21-6 run.
The Magic taking back the momentum playing in front of their home crowd.
Minnesota: 74 Orlando: 71
Minnesota getting destroyed on the fast break.
Minnesota: 72 Orlando: 65
Wolves really have to work on their transition defense. Players like Shved have never had to worry about getting back on defense. This will be more emphasized in Miami.
Wolves are starting to use Ridnour in a corner 3 specialist role. Shved is running the point.
Love’s passing is really spectacular today. He has 0 assists but that’s more of the finisher’s fault than his own.
Kevin Love starting a new double double streak.
Wolves continuing their offensive explosion in recent games
Minnesota: 61 Orlando: 49
This is Kevin Love’s best shooting performance in a while. That day off really helped him focus.
Minnesota: 49 Orlando: 44
Pekovic tripped over Glen Davis and is coming up a bit gimpy.
What’s interesting to note is that both teams run the same Corner offense. It’s interesting to see how much personnel has to do with it.
D-Will finding some offensive usage by posting up the smaller 3′s.
JJ Redick showing why he was a prime trade target for the Wolves. His sniping off the screens is exactly what the Wolves need.
Derrick Williams looks to be the de facto backup for Kirilenko. At least till Josh Howard and Budinger get back to health.
Magic coming back strong to close the gap at the close of the quarter.
Minnesota: 29 Orlando: 27
Rubio forcing a little bit. A bad drive and an uncharacteristic bounce pass. Hopefully, it’s just rust.
Much like early 2000s Shaq, referees are still trying to figure out how to call Pekovic.
Good to see Adelman incorporating some Utah Flex action for Kirilenko.
Minnesota coming out gunning to start the game.
Minnesota: 12 Orlando: 5
This is a different Magic team than the one the Wolves previous dismantled. Moe Harkless, Arron Afflalo and Jameer Nelson are all playing tonight.
Kevin Love will be playing again after missing a game due to an illness.
Looks like Rubio will be playing today on a strict time limit but not against Miami tommorrow. This is most likely to rest him for the OKC game on thursday.