Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Philadelphia 76ers 10/10/14
Philadelphia 76ers (1-1) at Minnesota Timberwolves (0-1)
NBA Preseason: Friday, October 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: TBC See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Timberwolves play host to the Philadelphia 76ers in preseason action from the Target Center.
After putting up a paltry 78 points in their preseason opener against the Boston Celtics, the Philadelphia 76ers rebounded nicely with a 106-92 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night. While it looked like it was going to be another lean night for Philly after just 21 points in the first quarter, they then exploded for 38 points in the next term, which eventually setup a comfortable win. With MCW still out with a right shoulder injury, it was Tony Wroten who led six 76ers players in double-digit scoring with a game-high 15 points. Wroten also added six rebounds and seven assists in just 22 minutes of action.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves also suffered a loss in their preseason opener, falling in Indiana 103-90 on Tuesday night. Several key players were missing for Minnesota including starters Kevin Martin and Nikola Pekovic. One guy that wasn’t missing was number one overall pick Andrew Wiggins, who was controversially traded in the offseason for Kevin Love, who made it known he wanted out of Minnesota. Wiggins debut was encouraging, finishing with a game-high 18 points on 4-11 shooting. While Wiggins didn’t shoot it particularly well, he did knock down both attempts from beyond the arc which was a concern for him coming into the season. Gorgui Dieng followed up his impressive play in the FIBA World Championships with 16 points and 10 rebounds in just 29 minutes of action.
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