After one half at the Amway Center, the Orlando Magic have a double digit lead over the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Magic shot 48 percent from the floor in the first half and raced out to a 55-44 lead after the first 24 minutes. Orlando has also hit nearly half of their attempts from behind the arc.
Hedo Turkoglu and Ryan Anderson are the only Magic players in double figures with ten points each - going a combined four for seven from downtown. Dwight Howard picked up three early fouls and managed only six points and three boards, one of his least productive halves of basketball in quite some time.
The Timberwolves are one of the youngest and most exciting teams in the league. Kevin Love is an automatic double-double and he's well on his way again tonight with 10 points and eight rebounds already. The Wolves actually have a winning record on the road so the Magic will have to keep their guard up and contain Ricky Rubio in the second half to get their second win in a row.
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