Minnesota (46-26) at Orlando (38-34)

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  • Game info: 7:00 pm EST Thu Mar 27, 2003
  • TV: TNT
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ORLANDO, FLORIDA (TICKER) —The Minnesota Timberwolves try to post a fifth straight victory and further their grip on fourth place in the Western Conference when they visit the Orlando Magic on Thursday at the TD Waterhouse Centre.

The Timberwolves have a 1 1/2-game lead over Portland for the fourth playoff berth and home-court advantage in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. Minnesota has 10 games remaining and Portland 11.

On Tuesday, Minnesota led by as many as 26 points in a 108-91 defeat of Miami at the Target Center.

Wally Szczerbiak and Kevin Garnett both scored 26 points, with Szczerbiak connecting on 10-of-13 shots and Garnett 10-of-15. Troy Hudson added 17 points for Minnesota, which outrebounded Miami, 52-33.

The Magic rallied from 20 points down to defeat New Orleans on the road on Wednesday, 97-95.

Tracy McGrady, who had 41 points, blocked Jamal Mashburn’s attempted tying basket with six seconds left.

Orlando, which has won five of six, moved into a tie with Boston for sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings with the win.

The Timberwolves defeated the Magic in Minnesota on November 1, 111-105. Minnesota never has swept Orlando, which is 11-2 all time at home in the series.

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