Orlando Magic at Minnesota Timberwolves Game Thread

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Opening night ladies and gents. Let's get this thing started.

We started in summer league. We worked on it in preseason. Now it's time to make a game thread a game thread in the regular season.

Magic at Wolves
7:00 pm Central
FS North

Last night, the Magic lost their season opener in Indiana to the Pacers. They went with this starting lineup:

Jameer Nelson
Arron Afflalo
Moe Harkless
Jason Maxiel
Nikola Vucevic

Tobias Harris missed yesterday's game with an ankle injury, otherwise he would have started in place of Maxiel. Not clear whether he'll be available tonight or not.

Last night also featured a big game from backup power forward Andrew Nicholson, as well as the much anticipated debut of rookie Victor Oladipo. 'Dipo had his moments, and definitely looks like a pro out there. He's gonna be a good one.

For the Wolves, expect this starting lineup:

Ricky Rubio
Kevin Martin
Corey Brewer
Kevin Love
Nikola Pekovic

Rick Adelman has hedged about who will start at small forward, so it could be Derrick Williams or even Dante Cunningham, but I'm guessing it's Brewer in the end. We'll see tonight.

A second half thread will post at about 8:15 pm.

Our blogging buddies are over at Orlando Pinstriped Post. Be excellent to each other.

Remember, no pics, no gifs, and no links to illegal streams.

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