Preview: The 3-4 Magic’s three-game winning streak ended with Monday’s 112-80 loss at Chicago in which it shot 38.8 percent and was outrebounded 56-39. … The Magic swept the season series a year ago and has won the past five meetings. … Orlando has come back from double-digit deficits twice already, including from 18 behind at the Sixers, while the Wolves have lost double-digit leads three times.
Players to watch: The Magic added free-agent Bismack Biyombo and acquired Serge Ibaka in a trade last summer. Each is an important defensive addition for new defensive-minded coach Frank Vogel. … Orlando guard Evan Fournier has scored 20 or more points and led his team in scoring three time. Included was a season-high 29 points at Sacramento last week. He leads the Magic with a 17.4 point scoring average.
Injuries: Wolves G Ricky Rubio (sprained elbow) remains out indefinitely. C Nikola Pekovic won’t play this season because of recurring ankle pain. Magic G Fournier (sore back) is questionable, G Jodie Meeks (fractured foot) is out.