banner

NBA

more stats

NBA Preview from The Sports Network



Wednesday, October 30th (All times Eastern)

Orlando Magic (0-1) at Minnesota Timberwolves (0-0), 8 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Timberwolves are counting on the 2013-14 season to be a good one and will get cracking Wednesday in their opener versus the Orlando Magic at Target Center.

Minnesota was plagued by injuries last season, most notably to star big man Kevin Love. The Wolves' core of Love, Ricky Rubio and Nikola Pekovic played just two games -- and 13 minutes -- together a season ago.

Rubio missed the early stages of the year while rehabbing from a torn ACL, which he suffered midway through his rookie campaign in 2011-12. Love was in and out of the lineup battling through a twice-broken hand and played just 18 games, while Pekovic missed time with a thigh injury.

"We all know what happened last year," said Love, who has a career record of 113-281 since getting picked fifth overall in 2008, on media day. "We just want to move forward and take care of the unfinished business."

Two key offseason acquisitions, Kevin Martin and Corey Brewer, will help address Minnesota's scoring woes. The team is also hoping 2011 No. 2 pick Derrick Williams can have a breakthrough campaign under veteran head coach Rick Adelman.

"Right now, talking to Rick (Adelman), we feel comfortable with the roster we have," President of Basketball Operations Flip Saunders told the Star Tribune. "Not only is it balanced, but we feel we have talent at every position."

Orlando got its season off to a rough start in Tuesday's 97-87 loss to the Indiana Pacers. Andrew Nicholson led the Magic with 18 points off the bench, while Moe Harkless netted 14 points and both Jameer Nelson and rookie Victor Oladipo had 12.

"Once I got out there it all sunk in," Oladipo said of his first pro game. "It's not all going to come overnight. ... I just have to be patient."

Orlando shot just 39 percent from the field and was outscored 28-23 in the fourth quarter. The Pacers had 18 blocks, one shy of a franchise record.

The Magic and Timberwolves split two matchups last season, but Orlando is 10-3 in the previous 13 meetings in this series.

10/30 10:12:44 ET

Other Stories

  • US Open Tennis: Men’s Third Round & Women’s Fourth Round

    Today at 11:00 am on WRAL-TV

  • MiLB: Bulls vs. Norfolk

    Tonight at 5:00 on METV 50.2

  • US Open Tennis: Men’s & Women’s Fourth Round

    Tomorrow at 11:00 am on WRAL-TV

  • MiLB: Bulls vs. Norfolk

    Tomorrow at 1:00 pm on METV 50.2

  • MiLB: Bulls at Norfolk

    Tonight at 5:00 on 620am

  • MLB: Cleveland at Kansas City

    Tonight at 8:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: Seattle at Oakland

    Tomorrow at 4:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • ACC: Miami at Louisville

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on 620am

Scoreboard
Local
Final
NCSU 24
GASO 23
Final
DUKE 52
ELON 13
 
Final
UNC 56
LBRTY 29
7:05pm Saturday
NOR 4
DUR 1
 
Final
ECU 52
NCCU 7
 
5:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
TOR 2
NYY 0
Final
CWS 6
DET 3
Final
STL 1
CHC 5
Final
PIT 3
CIN 2
Final
BAL 3
MIN 2
Final
TAM 7
BOS 0
Final
KAN 2
CLE 3
Final
CWS 4
DET 8
Final
ATL 0
MIA 4
Final
NYM 2
PHI 7
Final
HOU 2
TEX 0
Final
ARI 0
COL 2
Final
STL 13
CHC 2
Final
SDP 2
LOS 1
Final
SFG 3
MIL 1
Final
ANA 2
OAK 0
Final
SEA 1
WAS 3
1:07pm Today
TOR
NYY
 
1:10pm Today
NYM
PHI
 
1:35pm Today
PIT
CIN
 
1:35pm Today
BAL
MIN
 
1:40pm Today
TAM
BOS
 
2:10pm Today
CWS
DET
 
2:10pm Today
HOU
TEX
 
2:15pm Today
STL
CHC
 
3:35pm Today
ANA
OAK
 
4:05pm Today
SFG
MIL
 
4:10pm Today
ARI
COL
 
4:10pm Today
SDP
LOS
 
4:10pm Today
SEA
WAS
 
5:10pm Tonight
ATL
MIA
 
8:07pm Tonight
KAN
CLE
 
Final
MICH 52
APPST 14
Final
NAVY 17
OSU 34
Final
UAB 48
TROY 10
Final
UVA 20
UCLA 28
Final
PURD 43
WMICH 34
Final
NCSU 24
GASO 23
Final
UMASS 7
BC 30
Final
NW 24
CAL 31
Final
NEB 55
FATL 7
Final
UMO 27
MARS 42
Final
ND 48
RICE 17
Final
MIZZ 38
SDST 18
Final
ALA 33
WVU 23
Final
AUB 45
ARK 21
Final
STAN 45
UCD 0
Final
UGA 45
CLEM 21
Final
UNC 56
LBRTY 29
Final
KSU 14
OHIO 17
Final
OKLA 48
LATU 16
Final
KST 55
SAUST 16
Final
USC 52
FRES 13
Final
MSST 49
SMISS 0
Final
OKST 31
FSU 37
Final
TEX 38
UNT 7
Final
NMU 24
UTEP 31
8:05pm Saturday
UF 0
IDAHO 0
Final
LSU 28
WISC 24
Final
OREG 62
SD 13
 
Final
HAW 16
WASH 17
7:00pm Tonight
TENN
UTST
7:30pm Tonight
BAY
SMU
Final
DUKE 52
ELON 13
 
Final
ECU 52
NCCU 7
 
7:05pm Saturday
NOR 4
DUR 1
 
5:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR