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Wolves 97, Magic 106

Wolves record: 14-59

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From the Associated Press:

For Minnesota, it was more of the same in what has become a long, tiring season. The Timberwolves traded leads 11 times with the Magic in the second quarter and used a late spurt at the end of the third quarter to cut a 15-point deficit to 82-73, but that was it.

They didn't have an answer for either Anderson or Redick in the final period, trailing by as many as 21 points before hitting some meaningless threes in the final minute.

Al Jefferson led the Timberwolves with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Darko Milicic, Corey Brewer, Jonny Flynn and Kevin Love each scored 14, but it was not nearly enough to end a streak that started more than a month ago.



From Dick Scanlon/

"It's not fun losing 15 games in a row, but you have to stay professional and do something about it," said Al Jefferson, who led Minnesota with 18 points and 13 rebounds. "You have to stay positive and good things will happen.

"We are playing against playoff teams so we are treating these games like they are the playoffs. This is the closest we're going to get to the playoffs."

They have won only one game since the Super Bowl and they have given up 100 or more in 14 straight.

It is Minnesota's second 15-game losing streak of the season and leaves it one short of the franchise record of 16, which was last "accomplished" 16 years ago. The Wolves play Phoenix at home Sunday night.


From Brian Schmitz/Orlando Sentinel on Dwight Howard:

He scored 24 points and grabbed 19 rebounds in the Orlando Magic's 106-97 victory against the woeful Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.