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Basketblog: Too much Nikola for one court

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The Wolvesreturn to Target Center tonight as they host the Orlando Magic. As they comeoff a 1-1 road trip that saw them storm back from down 22 points againstBrooklyn. It was the first back-to-back games situation this season.

Nikola Squared:
Tonight's matchup will feature a pair of Nikola's at center. Pekoviccontinues his ascent as one of the top NBA big men. Orlando will counter withVucevic tied career highs with 18 points and 13 rebounds against Phoenix.

Deep Impact:
JJ Redick is on fire from deep to start the season shooting 8 for 14 fromdeep coming off the bench for Orlando.

Both teams are dealing with injuries. The Wolves continue their month pluslong stretch without Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love, meanwhile the Magic haveinjury concerns of their own. Hedo Turkoglu also has a broken left hand andpoint guard Jameer Nelson didn't play Tuesday with a hamstring injury. ForwardAl Harrington is also out as he recovers from right knee surgery.

In the Paint: The Wolves outscoredBrooklyn 62-34 in the paint Monday after ourscoring Sacramento 52-42 in theopener. Last year, the team scored 50+ in the paint 13 times including 64February 17 against Houston.

Timberwolves Weekly:

Lookingforward to T-Wolves weekly on My29 Saturday Night. A nice behind the sceneslook at the video's they produce for starting lineups. Fun stuff.

Need More From Roy:
Brandon Roy is averaging only six points per game through the first threeand while it may take him a little bit to hit stride, we need to acceleratethat process.

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