ORLANDO, Fla. – Jason Richardson scored 17 points, and Jameer Nelson and Hedo Turkoglu each added 14 as the Orlando Magic used a big second half to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 102-89 on Monday night.
Richardson, coming off a season-high 31 points, was strong early against Minnesota but sat out the fourth quarter.
The Magic didn't need him, though, hitting 12 of 30 3-pointers for the game and with all five starters reaching double figures. Orlando has now won two of its last three games and earned its seventh straight victory over the Timberwolves.
Kevin Love led Minnesota with 19 points and 15 rebounds, and Nikola Pekovic added 16 points and 13 rebounds.
Minnesota lost its fourth straight game, with its next opportunity to stop the skid coming Wednesday when it hosts Charlotte.
Magic center Dwight Howard picked up his fifth foul early in the fourth quarter and could only watch as his team's 20-point third-quarter lead was cut to 90-82 with less than six minutes to play on a pair of free throws by Derrick Williams.
Orlando was able to bounce right back without their big man, though, thanks to back-to-back 3-pointers by J.J. Redick and Nelson.
Turkoglu then took a miss by J.J. Berea coast to coast on the next possession and swished a jumper from the wing that made it 98-82.
The Timberwolves never threatened the rest of the way.
The Magic led 55-44 at the half after hitting six of their first 13 3-pointers.
With Howard saddled with early foul trouble, Turkoglu and Anderson picked up the slack early, each knocking down a pair of 3s and scoring 10 points in the opening 24 minutes.
The Timberwolves also had a pair of 10-pont scorers in Love and Petrovic, who took advantage of Howard's absence in the paint. But Minnesota struggled from the outside and went just 2 for 8 from beyond the arc.
Notes: Timberwolves C Darko Milicic was active Monday after missing four straight games with a sprained right ankle. ... G Luke Ridnour sat out dealing with what coach Rick Adelman said was a family matter. ... Richardson's streak of six games with at least three 3-pointers was snapped.