Posted November 07, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Minnesota Timberwolves found themselves on the verge of a second consecutive loss before a big rally their last time out. Now they're hoping for a change of fortunes against the Orlando Magic. Minnesota tries to avoid an eighth consecutive loss to visiting Orlando, which could be without injured point guard Jameer Nelson again Wednesday night. One day after falling 105-86 at Toronto, Minnesota (2-1) appeared headed for another disappointing result Monday before pulling out a 107-96 road win over Brooklyn thanks to a huge fourth-quarter surge. The Timberwolves, who outscored the Nets 32-10 over the final 12 minutes, trailed by as many as 22 points, marking their largest comeback in 15 seasons. Minnesota shot a season-best 49.4 percent from the field and outrebounded Brooklyn 46-30. Nikola Pekovic recorded 21 points while Andrei Kirilenko scored 16 to go along with 10 rebounds for his first double-double. "The first half was a continuation of last game," Kirilenko, who added ...
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