``I’m looking forward to the response and I said that to them, `Let’s go home and protect our home opener and learn from this situation,’’’ Vaughn recalled from his passionate postgame speech in Minnesota’s Target Center. ``There were a lot of good things from this ball club.’’

Friday’s game will also serve as the first regular-season home game for Magic guard Victor Oladipo, the No. 2 pick in last June’s NBA Draft. The rookie was poised to be one of the heroes from Wednesday night after he confidently stroked two free throws with 12 seconds remaining in regulation to give the Magic a three-point lead.

Minnesota’s Kevin Love stole Oladipo’s thunder with a game-tying 3-pointer with 10 seconds to play to force overtime and set up a Timberwolves’ victory. But that didn’t overshadow the strong start in two games by the Magic rookie who has been splitting time at the two guard slots. He had 14 points, six rebounds and four assists against the Timberwolves to give him 26 points, eight rebounds and six assists in his first two NBA games.



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