MINNEAPOLIS The drama is three months behind them in Orlando, and maybe it's helped. The Dwight Howard-less Orlando team is 2-1, and early on, it's posed a bigger challenge than most would have imagined.
Yes, Glen Davis is the focal point of their offense. Yes, they're hardly deep. But the Magic have been solid early, especially in terms of 3-point shooting; they're third in the league in 3-point percentage (.489), though they've been selective with their shots, shooting only 45 from long range thus far.
The Timberwolves saw their fair share of 3-pointers in Brooklyn the Nets sunk 13 and attempted 23 on Monday and they themselves have struggled from long range. Defending Orlando's 3-point threats, Arron Afflalo, J.J. Redick and E'Twaun Moore, will be key to success on Wednesday, but Rick Adelman has confidence in his team's ability. Maybe it learned a bit about how to defend at the wing two nights ago.
In turn, Adelman didn't seem too worried about his team's own long-range s...