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Sixers @ T'Wolves Game Thread 02/12/11

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Philadelphia 76ers (25-28)

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Minnesota Timberwolves (13-40)

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TV: Comcast SportsNet, NBA League Pass Channel 5

Tip Time: 8:00 EST

Location: Target Center

Vegas Line: 5 (Sixers)

Previous Meetings: none

Mortal Enemies of the Night: Canis Hoopus

76ers vs Timberwolves coverage

Key Numbers

  • The T'Wolves are the fastest-paced team in the NBA, but have the lowest assist rate.
  • They're the best offensive rebounding team in the league, thanks to Kevin Love, but they're one of the worst defensive teams.
  • The T'Wolves turn the ball over at the second highest rate in the NBA, playing into the Sixers advantage of scoring in transition.

Home/Road

  • The Sixers are 8-19 on the road this season, but have won three of their last four.
  • The Wolves are 9-16 at home this season.
  • The Wolves last home win was January 29 against the Pacers.
  • The Sixers last road win was in Atlanta on Tuesday.

Streaks

  • The Wolves are 3-10 in their last 13 games.
  • The Sixers are 8-3 in their last 11 games.

Playoff implications

  • The Sixers are 1.5 games behind the Knicks for the sixth seed, who play in New Jersey tonight.

Injuries

  • Luke Ridnour, Martell Webster, Michael Beasley, and Darko Milicic all missed Minnesota's game yesterday.
  • Tony Battie missed yesterday's game against the Spurs.
  • Evan Turner will continue to play through back spasms.
Prediction
  • 112-99 Sixers