Vucevic’s career-high 37 power Magic over Wolves 97-84
Minnesota loses sixth straight
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nikola Vucevic scored a career-high 37 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to power the Orlando Magic to a 97-84 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.
Tobias Harris added 25 points and 12 boards to help the Magic snap a three-game skid. They shot just 43.5 percent and turned the ball over 19 times. But a 53-30 edge on the glass and a 21-6 advantage in second-chance points proved to be enough against the banged-up Timberwolves.
Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points for the Timberwolves, who once again had only eight healthy players. Kevin Martin returned from a six-game absence with a strained hamstring, but had 12 points on 3-for-12 shooting.
The Wolves (16-60) have lost six straight games and have lost at least 60 for the ninth time in franchise history.