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Timberwolves vs. Magic final score: Minnesota blows big second-half lead in 102-93 loss

The Timberwolves fell apart in the second half of a 102-93 loss to the Magic on Monday night.


The Minnesota Timberwolves blew a 15-point second-half lead in a 102-93 loss to the Orlando Magic on Monday night at the Amway Center.

The Timberwolves (12-10) led 68-53 with just over seven minutes left in the third quarter before Glen Davis took over to get the Magic (11-13) back in the game. Davis scored six straight points and 12 of his 28 total points in the quarter to cut the deficit to 78-74 at the end of the third.

Orlando then dominated the fourth quarter, outscoring Minnesota 28-15 in the final frame. The Magic took the lead for good on an Arron Afflalo three-point jumper with just under six minutes left in the game.

Davis finished the game 13-of-17 from the field to go along with five rebounds. J.J. Redick had 18 points off the bench on 8-of-12 shooting. The Magic shot a scorching 53.7 percent in the victory.

Kevin Love led the Timberwolves with 23 points and 15 rebounds in the loss. Nikola Pekovic also notched a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Ricky Rubio went scoreless in 16 minutes in his second game back from an ACL injury.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.