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Anthony hits buzzer-beating 3, Magic edge Timberwolves 97-96

Minnesota led by 20 before the Magic slowly chipped away in the second half.
Credit: AP
Orlando Magic's Cole Anthony, center with extended hand, is mobbed by teammates after his game-winning, 3-point basket against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the ending buzzer of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. The Magic won 97-96. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS — Cole Anthony hit a hurried 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Orlando Magic stunned the Minnesota Timberwolves 97-96 to stop a six-game losing streak. 

Nikola Vucevic had 28 points and eight rebounds for Orlando. Evan Fournier added 24 points in his return to the lineup after missing nine games with lower back spasms. 

Minnesota led by 20 before the Magic slowly chipped away in the second half.

Jarred Vanderbilt missed a pair of free throws with a chance to ice the game for the Timberwolves.

D’Angelo Russell scored 19 points for the short-handed Timberwolves, who were without Karl-Anthony Towns, Ricky Rubio and Juancho Hernangomez as part of the NBA’s health and safety protocols.