Oct 23, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Royce White (30) is defended by Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robbie Hummel (6) during the fourth quarter at Wells Fargo Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Sixers 125-102. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Sixers fall to T'wolves 125-102; Three-point shooting proves fatal


In their preseason finale, the Sixers fell to Kevin Love and the Minnesota Timberwolves.

J.J. Barea led the way with 22 points for Minnesota. Love chipped in 19 of his own in the 125-102 rout of the 76ers on Wednesday night. Kevin Martin and A.J. Price contributed 13 and 10, respectively.

James Anderson was the high man for Philadelphia with 23 points. Swingman Evan Turner notched a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, and rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams had 15 points of his own.

Sixers guard Tony Wroten and Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham were both ejected in the third quarter due to chippy play occurring between the two.

Three-point shooting turned out to be the most distinctive factor in the preseason match-up. Both teams attempted 29 shots from behind the arc. Minnesota made 15, good for 51.7%, while Philadelphia converted on just 7, good for mere 24.1%.

The good news for the Sixers is that they did dominate in transition. Despite scoring 30 points of their own on the fast break, they allowed just 14 defensively.

Both teams open up their seasons next Wednesday, October 30. Minnesota takes on rookie Victor Oladipo and the Orlando Magic while the Sixers take on LeBron James and the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat.

Tags: A.J. Price Dante Cunningham Evan Turner J.J. Barea James Anderson Kevin Love Kevin Martin Michael Carter-Williams Minnesota Timberwolves Philadelphia 76ers Tony Wroten