“This is not us” were just one of the many answers Brett Brown gave as he answered questions from the media tonight after the Sixers fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves by a score of 126 -95. The win streak has come to an end and reality has finally set in that the Sixers are not who they thought they were. The Sixers now sit at 12-22 on the season and after a gut check by Kevin Love and the Timberwolves, they realize they still have a lot of mechanics to work on
Love finished with 26 points, seven rebounds, and four assists as he lead all scorers for the game. As they did in earlier in the season, it was as if Love ran the show both offensively and defensively. Sounding like a broken record here, but yet again the Sixers had no way to stop the all-star big man.
The Sixers’ Thaddeus Young did his best to fire back bringing as much intensity as he could finishing with 20 points and three rebounds. He played at a high level all night including getting a highlight block on a fast break that would have sent the timeberwloves lead in to double digits early in the first quarter. Evan Turner chipped in 13 points and shot 7-12 from the floor. The Sixers allowed 70 points in the first half and allowed 16 threes for the game by the Timberwolves.
Next up for the Sixers are the Cleveland Cavaliers, and it will be an interesting match-up to say the least. These two teams were at the pinnacle of trade talk surrounding Dion Waiters and Evan Turner. Talks have since taken a back seat but it will be interesting to see if both teams use tomorrow nights match-up as a first person scouting report so to speak.