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Minnesota takes road win streak into matchup with Orlando

March 10, 2022 GMT

Minnesota Timberwolves (38-29, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (17-50, 15th in the Eastern Conference)

Orlando, Florida; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota will try to keep its three-game road win streak intact when the Timberwolves take on Orlando.

The Magic have gone 7-23 at home. Orlando is 8-13 when it wins the turnover battle and averages 14.0 turnovers per game.

The Timberwolves have gone 16-17 away from home. Minnesota ranks eighth in the Western Conference with 44.7 rebounds per game led by Karl-Anthony Towns averaging 9.7.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Magic won the last matchup 115-97 on Nov. 2, with Cole Anthony scoring 31 points points in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Anthony is shooting 33.4% from beyond the arc with 2.1 made 3-pointers per game for the Magic, while averaging 17.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.7 assists. Franz Wagner is averaging 15.3 points over the last 10 games for Orlando.

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Towns is averaging 24.5 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists for the Timberwolves. D’Angelo Russell is averaging 18.7 points over the last 10 games for Minnesota.

LAST 10 GAMES:

INJURIES: Magic: Jonathan Isaac: out (knee), Bol Bol: out (foot).

Timberwolves: Jarred Vanderbilt: out (quad), Patrick Beverley: out (ankle).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.