Vucevic scores 28 to lead Magic past T-Wolves 132-118

Minnesota Timberwolves' Josh Okogie, center, makes his way between Orlando Magic's Wes Iwundu, left, and Nikola Vucevic in the first half. Photo: AP/Jim Mone
Minnesota Timberwolves' Josh Okogie, center, makes his way between Orlando Magic's Wes Iwundu, left, and Nikola Vucevic in the first half.

Updated: March 06, 2020 10:08 PM

Nikola Vucevic had 28 points and 12 rebounds to lead Orlando past Minnesota 132-118, although the Magic played most of the second half without coach Steve Clifford, who left in the third quarter due to illness.

The Magic tweeted about Clifford's departure during the fourth quarter, saying the coach was being taken to a hospital for further evaluation. Assistant coach Tyrone Corbin took over in Clifford's absence.

Markelle Fultz added 24 points for the Magic, who snapped a three-game skid by shooting a season-best 60.7% from the floor.

Malik Beasley led Minnesota with 29 points, including 19 in the third quarter.

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