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Rubio: 8 pts (3-6), 8 assts, 3 steals, 6 TOs. In 2nd half: 6 pts 3-3, 2 st, 3 assts, 1 TO. Flip says RR still getting to know teammates
Flip also says he thinks Ricky Rubio can become an elite on-the-ball defender. They're working with him to take calculated gambles.
Flip says Wolves have to continue to work on pick-and-roll defense. He thought Bennett (13 pts, 8 rebs, 1 steal) was best player on floor
Best post-game quote of night from Wolf walking behind me in locker room, almost in my ear: "(Belch). My bad." It was, of course...big Pek
Mo Williams with 14 pts, 6 assts, 5 boards, 3-5 3s.
Rubio was 3 for 3 from the field in that quarter. 8 pts (3-6), 9 assists in 27 mins. Brewer leads way w/14
Wolves lead open an 89-79 lead after 3 quarters over Sixers
Gorgui in for Pek early -- just 2 minutes into 3rd -- after big Pek picks up his 4th foul
Ricky was 1-for-9 from field in preseason before he just made a jumper there. Wolves now lead 65-60 in third
Wiggins with a beauty of a wraparound pass to Thad for the j and then a 3 at top of arc.
Rubio with six assists in the first half, but also had 5 TOs and 0-3 FG.
IT IS WROTEN
Nice productive 9-minute stretch for A Bennett in 1st appearance: 3-6, 6 pts, 5 rebs
Anthony Bennett: 6 pts,5 boards, 3-5 FGs in 8 mins
Bennett with some nice interior passing. Pek missing bunnies like it's the 4th quarter.
Welcome to Minnesota, LaVine. Lob from Mo to get him going
Anthony Bennett checking in for first time as Wolf for Thad. So you got youngsters Zach, Bennett & Dieng w/ Budinger and Mo
Wolves have spent all preseason working on D. This collection of Sixers just shot 55% in first quarter
Sixers take a 27-25 lead after a quarter here at Target Center
Zach checks in for Ricky w/ 23 seconds left in 1st. Get used to this Zach-Mo pairing. You might see it some this year
Chase subs in for Wiggins with 2 mins left in 1st. Now got Mo-RIcky backcourt, chase at the 3, Thad at 4 and Gorgui at 5
First action as a Wolf for Mo Williams, who's now entering game for Brewer. We'll get a look at a Ricky-Mo backcourt
Gorgui for Pek is Flip's first substitution with Wolves leading 18-12 midway through 1st qtr
You'll probably see more of that Ricky-to-Wiggins alley oop just a moment ago. Wolves lead 14-6 early
Just FYI: Both Flip and Sixers coach Brett Brown said pregame there never was any discussion of sending A Bennett to Sixers in Love trade
Former Wolves Alexey Shved and Luc Mbah a Moute start for 76ers tonight. Also, former Wolf Malcolm Lee does not
No Nerlens Noel, Michael Carter-Williams or of course Joel Embiid tonight for 76ers
Wolves won't play KMartin (groin), Shabazz (some soreness) or JJ tonight, Flip says, so they can get a look at other guys.
Flip also reiterated that Bennett was never on the table in Sixers trade talks.
Flip also called Anthony Bennett the most consistent player in camp to this point when he's been out there and practicing
Flip said he wants to get Chase some more minutes to knock rust off. Tweaked a hamstring in opener but should go tonight.
Just walked into Target Center. May only be preseason but feels great to be back in an NBA arena for a game.
Thank you to @rochmntoyota for letting me use this awesome SUV. Wolves fans follow them & tell them I sent you. http://t.co/F5apFTWeu7
Chatted with former Wolf Alexey Shved, who's in town w/ 76ers after August trade. He is wearing No. 88, his birth year
Hit that nae nae Jj watt lol
Re: my Jan Hooks tweet just now...I could never hear the word "adobe" again without hearing her voice in my head
Not sure I ever thought of her much since then, but sad to hear news tonight former SNLer Jan Hooks is dead, just 57. She made me laugh
Ricky when asked difference from last year's team to this year's: "We only have one Kevin, not two." Then said more athletic, above the rim
$10,000 for wearing the wrong brand of headphones. $10,000.
"X" marks the spot. Parise remains 1 of the best interviews in town. Honest about the team needing to break some habits formed in preseason.