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Michael Carter-Williams had a triple-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 103-94 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night in a matchup of two of the league’s worst teams.
As a minority owner, team president and coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Flip Saunders holds as much power in one organization as any person in the NBA. What sounds like the ideal situation for a person who is confident in his abilities to evaluate talent, build a roster and develop young players into difference-making professionals can have its downside, and Saunders hit that in the early morning hours on Thursday after his team allowed the Philadelphia 76ers snap a 17-game losing streak on Minnesota’s home court.
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The Philadelphia 76ers avoided tying the record for the worst start to a season in NBA history, ending their 0-17 skid with an 85-77 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
The Philadelphia 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves were literally going in the wrong direction. The game between the two struggling teams had to be restarted 16 seconds in after officials figured out that both teams were lined up and shooting at the wrong ends of the floor. The Sixers won the opening tip and Henry Sims was fouled and getting ready to take a free throw when referee Zach Zarba stopped the game.
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Mo Williams had 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds, and Zach LaVine scored 15 points for the Minnesota Timberwolves in a 116-110 preseason victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. First overall pick Andrew Wiggins, who came to Minnesota in the Kevin Love trade, scored 11 points in his home debut. Anthony Bennett had 13 points and eight rebounds.
With the NBA season right around the corner, let’s break down which five teams are the worst.
Kevin Love is finally teaming up with LeBron James. The Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers completed a delayed blockbuster trade Saturday that’s been talked about for months and on hold for 30 days. Love, arguably the game’s best power forward, is headed from Minnesota to Cleveland
The Philadelphia 76er has been chatting up Kim Kardashian and Rihanna in recent weeks but the 20-year-old Cameroonian has been making a splash on twitter for sometime now. Here are 13 of his best tweets and 13 reasons why you need to follow this future NBA star.
Two weeks have now passed since we last saw the San Antonio Spurs dismantle the Miami Heat to win their fifth championship. On Thursday, it will be time for the winners to put the champagne down as the 2014 NBA Draft commences
Protective injury gear is becoming more popular in professional sports these days and athletes are taking the opportunity to make a fashion statement (and endorsement deals). So who wore theirs the best?
Kevin Love scored 16 of his 26 points in a dominant third quarter and Nikola Pekovic had 16 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 126-95 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Kevin Martin scored 18 points and Corey Brewer had 15 to help the Timberwolves move back to .500 (17-17). Minnesota made 16 of 26 3-pointers. Thaddeus Young scored 20 points for the Sixers, who snapped a four-game winning streak. The Sixers had won the final four games of a six-game road trip.
J.J. Barea scored 22 points, Kevin Love added 19 and the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised past the Philadelphia 76ers 125-102 in a preseason game Wednesday night. Kevin Martin added 13 points and A.J. Price had 10 for the Timberwolves, who improved to 4-2 in the preseason with one game remaining, Thursday at Detroit.
Nikola Pekovic had 27 points and tied a career high with 18 rebounds to power the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 94-87 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.
Josh Howard had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 105-88 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.
The first round of the NBA Playoffs has come to a close for the Eastern Conference, and the teams vying to make it into the conference finals are ready for battle. Let’s take a look at the Eastern Conference semifinal matchups to give you insight into who we think will come out on top.
Andre Iguodala had 22 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds for his second triple-double of the season, and the Philadelphia 76ers overcame another stellar effort from Kevin Love for a 111-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.
Thaddeus Young led seven 76ers in double figures with 18 points and Philadelphia cruised to a 107-87 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.