On March 12, in the NBA regular season, the Magic defeated the Timberwolves 118-110 at home, ending the opponent’s six-game winning streak. Bamba had 27 points and 12 rebounds, Wendell Carter had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Moritz Wagner had 18 points and 6 rebounds, and Fultz had 14 points and 7 assists. For the Timberwolves, Edwards had 25 points, Towns had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and Russell had 13 points and 7 assists.
The Timberwolves played with all the main force for the first time since March 1, and they were full of momentum at the beginning. They hit 6 goals in their first 8 shots from beyond the three-point line. Without taking a break early, they still got off to a good start with a 20-13 harvest.
In the second half of the first quarter, the two sides dispatched troops, and Downs stayed on the field to lead the team with a single core, and completed a dunk that locked the top five of the day. The third foul, was substituted for the rest. After the first quarter, the Timberwolves led 36-24 by 12 points.
After the start of the second quarter, the two teams’ bench lineups fought against each other. The Timberwolves once pulled the score to 47-30, but then Fultz scored consecutively and hit his first three-pointer since his comeback, narrowing the difference slightly. . With more than 3 minutes left in the second quarter, the Magic chased the score to 50-60 with a converted three-pointer from Bamba, and the Timberwolves could only take the risk of returning Towns, who had already committed 3 fouls.
But Towns’ return failed to stop the Magic’s counterattack. Anthony hit consecutive three-pointers, and Wendell Carter also made a layup with 26.4 seconds before halftime, causing Towns’ fourth foul. rest.
During the halftime break, an injury report came from the front. Beverley was hit by his opponent because of his ear, and he would not return for this game. In the second half, Malik Beasley started in his place. The Magic’s offense was flourishing inside and out, but the Timberwolves also felt hot. Arrows rained from the three-point line. Towns, who had four fouls on his back, staged a 2+1 dunk again, and Bamba immediately responded with a three-pointer from the bottom corner. , the scene is very nice. In the last 3 minutes of the third quarter, the Magic played a 10-0 spurt, led by Fultz, and 97-93 went ahead by 4 points and entered the final quarter.
After the start of the fourth quarter, Fultz continued to create damage, and the Magic extended the lead to 105-95. The Timberwolves quickly suspended the adjustment, Edwards broke through 2+1, Towns made a tip, and a round of counterattacks reduced the difference to only 5 points.
At a critical moment, the Timberwolves felt a sudden power outage on the outside, but the Magic did not take the opportunity to re-open the score-after Fultz took a break, the team made consecutive mistakes, and Suggs even collided with teammate Carter and they fell to the ground at the same time. Surprised by the cold sweat of the home fans, the Timberwolves counterattacked and chased the score to 108-109.
In the last three minutes, the two sides started a decisive battle. However, Downs Russell Edwards three wolves missed consecutive shots, Bamba hit a three-pointer again in the last 1 minute and 05 seconds, and the Magic took a 6-point lead 114-108. The Timberwolves paused again, but after returning, Beasley still missed a three-pointer. Bamba received a pass from Carter and dunked to seal the victory.