Wolves Fall Short To The Magic 96-93
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nikola Vucevic had 18 points, 12 rebounds and four assists, and the Orlando Magic won their fourth straight game with a 96-93 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.
Elfrid Payton had 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists and Andrew Nicholson scored 15 for the Magic (10-8), who have won four straight for the first time since December 2012.
Andrew Wiggins scored 27 points for the Timberwolves (8-10), but missed a free throw with 5.6 seconds to play that would have tied the game. Minnesota shot just 37.7 percent and fell to 2-7 at home this season.
The Magic led by as many as 17 in the third quarter. Minnesota had it tied with 4:30 to play, but went 3:40 without a bucket late in the fourth.