D'Angelo Russell, Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota goes for another win when they host the Orlando Magic on Friday. David Berding/Getty Images


  • The Timberwolves will go for back-to-back wins when they host the Magic on Friday
  • The Magic will try to bounce back with a win over the T-Wolves after a loss to the Sixers
  • The T-Wolves are looking to sweep their regular-season series with the Magic

The Minnesota Timberwolves will try to make it two in a row when they face the Orlando Magic at home on Friday, February 3 at the Target Center.

In their first regular-season meeting, Minnesota won handily with a 126-108 victory.

The two teams are coming off contrasting last assignments. The T-Wolves are coming off an overtime win over the Golden State Warriors, 114-119. The Magic, on the other hand, lost to the Philadelphia 76ers, 94-105.

Against the Dubs, D'Angelo Russell led the team with 29 points. He is supported by Anthony Edwards, who had 27 markers, six boards, and five dimes.

Naz Reid also had a good outing, finishing with 24 points and 13 rebounds.

"I just think as a group, we did it collectively," Russell stated. "It was just a balanced game from our group. Everybody pitched in."

Minnesota is averaging 115.1 points per game and carries an offensive rating of 112.7.

They may need to improve on their defensive effort, allowing opposing teams to score 115 points per outing.

On the other side, the Magic are hoping to bounce back from a loss to the Sixers.

Markelle Fultz manned the offense for the Magic with 18 points and three rebounds. Paolo Banchero and Franz Wagner chipped in 13 points apiece.

"I really think it's a belief system," Magic coach Jamahl Mosley said. "Having them know that on any given night anything can happen. If you play hard, you give yourself a chance."

The Magic are 27th in the league in team scoring with 110.9 points per contest with an offensive rating of 111.3,

Orlando is also giving up 114.3 points per contest, 17th in the league right now.

The Timberwolves are -5.5 favorites to win over the Magic, who are at +5.5.

Meanwhile, the moneyline for this showdown is -215 for Minnesota and +185 for Orlando.

The game can be viewed on the NBA League Pass and via fuboTV at 8:00 PM ET.

Paolo Banchero, Orlando Magic
The Magic try to pull off a win against the hosting T-Wolves on Friday. Ethan Miller/Getty Images