The Sixers were embarrassed by the Timberwolves 105-88 Tuesday night. Seven T-Wolves finished in double figures led by Josh Howard’s 16 points and 10 rebounds. Kevin Love had a somewhat quiet night with 6 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Minnesota was scorching all night shooting 53 percent from the field and 52 percent from three. They turned over the ball 15 times but were able to score 16 points off Philly’s 13 turnovers. The rebounding disparity was not as bad as originally expected, with Minnesota winning the battle 47-40. J.J. Barea quietly posted 11 points and 10 assists and was a match up nightmare for the Sixers all night.
Four players finished in double figures for the Sixers led by Evan Turner’s 19 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Jrue Holiday had a decent night with 13 points, 9 assists and 5 rebounds and only turned the ball over 3 times. Thaddeus Young had 13 points but was beat on the boards all night only grabbing 2 rebounds. The Sixers fell into a 14 point hole after one and trailed 65-47 at the break and could never get it within competitive range. They shot 42 percent from the field and struggled from three going 5-20. Although they only turned the ball over 13 times, Minnesota was able to convert them into easy points. They did a decent job on the glass, but allowed the T-Wolves too many second chance opportunities. The Sixers move to 10-8 on the season and will host Boston on Friday night.