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Magic vs. Timberwolves: Game preview, tipoff time, TV schedule and more

The Orlando Magic look to win their third straight when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves Monday night

Sam Greenwood

After defeating the Golden State Warriors and Charlotte Bobcats over the weekend, the Orlando Magic will look to make it three in a row when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves Monday night. The Magic improved their record to 10-13 with those two victories while the Wolves have won four straight, including an overtime victory over the Dallas Mavericks Saturday, to improve their record to 12-9.

These two teams met back on November 7 in Minneapolis. The Wolves dominated the first quarter en route to a 90-75 victory. Luke Ridnour lead the way with the 19 points.

Point guard Ricky Rubio made his season debut in Saturday's victory over the Mavericks. Rubio had eight points, nine assists, four rebounds and three steals in just 18 minutes.

Offensive rating: Minnesota 103.8 (16th), Orlando 99.8 (29th)

Defensive rating: Minnesota 101.5 (fifth), Orlando 102.2 (eighth)

Pace: Minnesota 91.9 (16th), Orlando 92.3 (12th)

Starters:

Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Nikola Pekovic
  • Dante Cunningham
  • Adrei Kirilenko
  • Luke Ridnour
  • Alexey Shved

Orlando Magic

  • Nikola Vucevic
  • Glen Davis
  • Maurice Harkless
  • Arron Afflalo
  • Jameer Nelson

The line: Minnesota -3.5

Officials: Ken Mauer, Bennie Adams and Mark Ayotte

Game time: 7:00 pm EST

TV: Fox Sports Florida

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Photographs by cstreet.us, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.