Orlando Magic Have First Winning Streak of Season


Nov 7, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) shoots a three pointer against the Minnesota Timberwolves during overtime at Amway Center. Orlando Magic defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-103 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Orlando Magic has their first winning streak of the season.

After Tobias Harris’ buzzer beater clinched the Magic’s first win of the season Wednesday, the Magic got their second straight win Friday with a 112-103 overtime victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Rookie Aaron Gordon scored six of his career high 17 points in overtime as the Magic (2-4) outscored the T’Wolves (2-3) 18-9 in the extra frame.

Evan Fournier continued his scorching start to the year by adding 20 points while Harris added 17 points and 16 boards. Elfrid Payton chipped in with 15 points, five rebounds and four assists.

Orlando outrebounded Minnesota 52-38 and shot better than 50 per cent from the floor but did commit 21 turnovers, although they had none in overtime.

The Timberwolves lost point guard Ricky Rubio in the second quarter. Kevin Martin, who had a game high 21 points, missed a short jumper at the end of regulation.

Nikola Vucevic, who had 14 points and nine boards, hit a pair of free throws with 11.9 seconds left in regulation to send the game to OT.

Minnesota has lost seven straight games in Orlando. The Magic are on the road Sunday when they face the Nets in Brooklyn.