Over his 15 years in the NBA, forward Bo Outlaw was largely known for his ability to defend and rebound. The Orlando Magic used it to defeat the Atlanta Hawks, 91-90. The Magic had lost eight of nine as they arrived at Orlando Arena on Feb. 3, 1998. Orlando led by seven points with about 10 minutes to go, but with seconds remaining, that lead had evaporated.
Before the Orlando Magic matched up against the Minnesota Timberwolves Friday at Target Center, Jalen Suggs' high school presented him with a unique honor. Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis, where Suggs graduated from in 2020, held a ceremony Thursday night ahead of its boy's varsity basketball game to retire Suggs' basketball and football jerseys.
Considering the quality of the opponent, the Orlando Magic have had a strong start to their four-game road trip. The Magic (20-32) split their mini-series with the 76ers in Philadelphia, coming back from down 21 to pull out the 119-109 win Monday before struggling with their shooting in Wednesday's 105-94 loss. The 76ers have been a top-three seed in the East for the last several weeks and were on a seven-game win streak before dropping the first matchup. It's why the Magic left Philadelphia and landed in Minneapolis on Thursday morning even more confident in themselves.