Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Minnesota Timberwolves (10-10) play against the Philadelphia 76ers (10-10) at Wells Fargo Center

Game Time: 6:00 PM EST on Saturday November 27, 2021

Minnesota Timberwolves 121, Philadelphia 76ers 120 (Final/OT2)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
For the night owls: Instant analysis of the Sixers’ wild double-OT loss to Minnesota, including Embiid’s “phenomenal” return, that clunky first half and breakneck finish inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-…11:52 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Was this D’Angelo Russell’s best game with the Timberwolves?
“I think my best game is yet to happen.”
Russell says he has ice in his veins. As winter approaches, the ice started to form. Final game story from Russell’s big night in Philadelphia:
startribune.com/timberwolves-b…11:40 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Updated #NBA column: Joel Embiid after scoring 42 in a double-OT loss in return: ‘It’s a miracle I played this many minutes. … Tonight is on me. I turned the ball over too much (4 times) and missed a couple free throws’ https://t.co/S3FU6SA738 pic.twitter.com/2ZxHlEAkvq11:25 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
back at it Monday.
📝⤵️ | @NJMIns11:14 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
D’Angelo Russell on previous criticism of his defense:
“I try to stay away from it. My boys criticize me more than media. … When the team scores on you, you don’t want to be that guy. We all take pride in it.” – 10:37 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
the steal that stole the game 🧊
BCBS/Sharecare Share of the Game pic.twitter.com/b3r0f3W14g10:35 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
D’Angelo Russell said he noticed Philadelphia was running the same action with Maxey and Embiid on the play that led to his steal.
“I just tried to keep my hand down there and anticipate the bounce pass and we got it when it mattered.” – 10:33 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Embiid scores 42 in his return, but Sixers fall to Timberwolves in double overtime inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 10:18 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
27 points between the 4th Q and 2OT.
clutch bucket after clutch bucket.
game winning steal and assist.
ice in @D’Angelo Russell‘s veins. pic.twitter.com/vWzS4c73hQ10:06 PM

Patrick Beverley @patbev21
Give credit 2 Coach Finchy #MyGuy10:02 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Embiid said tonight’s loss was on him and that the layoff wasn’t an excuse for not executing in crunch time.
When Maxey was asked about what happened on his last turnover, Embiid interrupted him to say he was supposed to roll harder and that he made Maxey’s pass more difficult pic.twitter.com/7O45sonBiF10:02 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Karl-Anthony Towns on D’Angelo Russell’s night:
“That’s probably one of the best D’Angelo Russell performances I’ve ever seen. And listen, I’ve seen him get 50 against us. The difference between this game and that game is the defense he played as well as the offense he gave us.” – 10:01 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Tyrese Maxey said at Kentucky he actually used to practice missing free throws. It nearly paid off tonight #Sixers10:01 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Tyrese Maxey was asked about his last turnover and he began blaming himself, but Joel Embiid quickly interjected and he said the blame should be put on him instead of Maxey. That’s leadership. #Sixers10:00 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Tonight was Joel Embiid’s son’s first @Philadelphia 76ers game.
Despite the tough loss, his dad showed out (after 21 days sidelined):
42 PTS / 14 REB / 3 AST / 2 BLK
Embiid postgame: “I’m not even close to where I should be.” – 10:00 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers center Joel Embiid on having COVID: “That jawn hit me hard. I thought I wasn’t going to make it.” – 10:00 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Joel Embiid said that he’s not “anywhere close to where he should be” in terms of how he’s feeling. Still had 42 points in 45 mins #Sixers9:59 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid said he was “down bad” after testing positive for COVID and added that it was a “miracle” that he played as many minutes as he did tonight #Sixers9:56 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers Joel Embiid on having COVID: ‘That jawn hit me hard. I didn’t think I was going to make it’ pic.twitter.com/AsSUKs02gS9:56 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Joel Embiid on having COVID-19: “I really thought I wasn’t going to make it. It was that bad.”
Embiid said his first workout was a couple days ago and it’s a “miracle” he played 45 minutes tonight. – 9:55 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Embiid on his bout with COVID: “That jawn hit me hard. I really thought I wasn’t going to make it.”
(He smiled during the second half of that quote, but he did indicate it was not a fun experience for him) – 9:55 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Joel Embiid said COVID hit him hard. He said he’s thankful to be here and goad he got over it and is back #Sixers9:54 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Karl-Anthony Towns acknowledging postgame that he and Joel Embiid have their history, but he wanted to make it a point to say he is very happy to see Embiid back and healthy from COVID.
“That’s bigger than basketball… I’ve seen people die from that.” – 9:53 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
KAT on Embiid: “I told Embiid I’m very happy he got to the other side of COVID. … I’m very happy he’s doing well.”
Said their past differences don’t matter in moments like that, especially given what he has seen COVID do to people close to him. – 9:52 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
played with a lot of heart.
DLo – 35 pts. / 4 reb. / 8 ast. / 2 stl. / 2 blk.
KAT – 28 pts. / 10 reb.
Ant – 19 pts. / 6 reb. / 7 ast. / 3 stl.
Naz Reid – 13 pts. / 5 reb. pic.twitter.com/ynCWvqIpaD9:51 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers F Tobias Harris on team after 20 games: ‘We understand as a group what we can do. We have an opportunity to get where we want to and go on a run here.’ – 9:38 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
“we trying to put the league on notice one game at a time.” – DLo pic.twitter.com/8Xkb3Io8u39:36 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers Tobias Harris: ‘It was good to have (Embiid) back. We missed him for sure.’ – 9:35 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Tobias Harris says that his hip is feeling good after playing 45 minutes tonight #Sixers9:34 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers forward Tobias Harris: ‘I felt good in the 45 minutes I was out there tonight.’ – 9:34 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers forward Tobias Harris: ‘I thought we got off to a slow start with our energy. They had too many straight line drives defensively where they hit right to the basket.’ – 9:33 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Final from Philadelphia, @Minnesota Timberwolves win 121-120 in 2OT to move to 10-10 on the season.
Minnesota moves to 6-2 in overtime games against the 76ers.
Russell leads the way with 35 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. – 9:33 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Chris Finch on Jarred Vanderbilt:
“He’s a warrior for us in all capacity. They’re taking chunks out of him. He’s crashing the glass. They’re full body checking him to the floor. I looked about 3, 4 times, he’s down there on the ground … but he gets back up, fights again.” – 9:31 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Chris Finch on not calling a timeout after this Andre Drummond tip in:
“I kinda screwed up the end of that first overtime. Should have called a timeout. But they picked me up.”
pic.twitter.com/I061vWy4ao9:30 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Ben Simmons works out at the Wells Fargo Center before Sixers face Minnesota Timberwolves inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 9:24 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
we’ll call that one the Philly special. pic.twitter.com/1ZYeaQZfr59:24 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
won it on defense 🐺
#RaisedByWolves pic.twitter.com/yTMWQAnzDe9:21 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers on Tyrese Maxey’s late turnover said he should’ve thrown it up since Joel Embiid was popping on the play instead of rolling #Sixers9:21 PM
Mike Lynch @SportInfo247
Embiid is now 0-14 on potential go-ahead shots in the final 5 seconds of 4th quarter or OT (including playoffs). That’s the most attempts w/o a make by anyone since 1996-97. Kukoc is 2nd on list but had several makes pre-96 https://t.co/1sxiecHEBP pic.twitter.com/xQ1PK67eO69:20 PM

Patrick Beverley @patbev21
Can’t wait to get back to Minnesota❤️❤️ – 9:20 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Chris Finch was asked about keeping composure when Embiid was drawing fouls on tough whistles.
“I don’t think I was composed.” – 9:19 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
“How do you keep composed when Embiid is getting those calls?”
Finch: “I don’t think I was composed.” – 9:19 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Observations on a truly chaotic Sixers loss despite Joel Embiid’s 42 points:
nbcsports.com/philadelphia/s…9:13 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#NBA column: With 25 of his 42 points in 4th quarter and OTs after missing 9 games, #Sixers star Joel Embiid played better than anyone could’ve expected in his return: https://t.co/xpoL1Gfin1 #76ers pic.twitter.com/2Dvo1uS6ID9:12 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
D’Angelo Russell after tonight’s Wolves win:
“We tryin to put the league on notice. One game at a time… Never too high, never too low.” – 9:11 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
D’ANGELO RUSSELL.
THE MAN IS A STAR. – 9:10 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Wolves win. Wow. What a basketball game
Wolves 121, Sixers 120
On tonight’s show:
– Incredible D’Angelo Russell game. Incredible
– Wow
– Big KAT game, but fouls out before OT again
– Embiid shoots 1 million free throws
– Bolmaro gets real rotation minutes – 9:10 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Anthony Edwards blocks Embiid at the death, Wolves win again in 2 OT. pic.twitter.com/Tm4bmy6M2J9:10 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Embiid understandably ran out of gas down the end. Here, so focused on the shot he misses Seth Curry wide open for an obvious pass pic.twitter.com/CmmzbSA9LA9:10 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Joel Embiid first game back:
42 PTS
14 REB
16-21 FT
The Timberwolves shot 16 free throws as a team. pic.twitter.com/mIs96WCWh39:09 PM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
shout out to the timberwolves, man. that felt like a culture-shifting win – 9:08 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
That’s a heck of a win for Minnesota, pulling out a win on a back to back in Philadelphia in double overtime with Karl-Anthony Towns fouled out late in regulation. Joel Embiid had a terrific performance in his return but it wasn’t enough to save Philly in this one. – 9:08 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
How did the Minnesota Timberwolves win that basketball game?! – 9:08 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
WOLVES WIN!!!!
WOLVES WIN!!!!
WOLVES WIN!!!! pic.twitter.com/9NeFb79Pwp9:08 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Holy cow. The Wolves survive. D’Angelo Russell with his best game in a Wolves uniform. Gutsy gutsy performance from the Wolves. – 9:08 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Sixers don’t get a good look on the final possession, Embiid’s shot gets blocked, and they fall to the Wolves 121-120 in double OT. 10-10 on the season. – 9:07 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Timberwolves get the stop and the win. – 9:07 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Maxey and Embiid don’t quite have the chemistry yet in PnR, exacerbated by Embiid’s fatigue. The pocket pass has been there for Embiid to roll into space, but he’s popping out to the 3-point line. Just led to a TO by Maxey. – 9:06 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
DLo with the game winning defensive play? – 9:06 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
this game is RIDICULOUS – 9:06 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
TAUREAN PRINCE
WOLVES IN THE LEAD – 9:06 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Wow. Wolves get a steal and Taurean Prince takes it at Embiid on the fast break and scores. Wolves lead 121-120 with 4.8 seconds to play. One more stop needed. – 9:05 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
A couple of turnovers, one from Embiid and another from Maxey, and the Wolves have taken the lead once again. 121-120 Minnesota with 4.8 seconds left, Sixers ball. – 9:05 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Hans Embiid – 9:03 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Doc Rivers went to the well once too often with Embiid exhausted in double OT, 44 minutes into his first game back from COVID. He held it for 5 seconds, then dragged his foot into a travel. – 9:03 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
That went off Embiid, no? – 9:02 PM
Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
Embiid is just incredible – 9:02 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Joel Embiid is up to 42 points on 12-22 shooting in 43 minutes in his first game back after a 3 week absence from COVID.
Sixers up 120-117 with 1:33 left in 2OT. – 9:02 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
JOEL EMBIID.
ABSOLUTE BEAST.
7 straight points in OT2. The @Philadelphia 76ers lead, 120-117, 1:38 to play in OT2. – 9:02 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Embiid with the beautiful drive off pick and pop to put it on 38 points. Having a ballhandler you have to respect in Maxey plus 3 shooters around him will make that play unstoppable. – 9:01 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
21 free throw attempts for Joel Embiid
16 free throw attempts for the Minnesota Timberwolves – 9:01 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
I know Embiid has a million points, but the Wolves have largely executed the doubles on Embiid post touches really well. Great rotations to recover. – 8:58 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
D’Angelo Russell is getting whatever he wants right now. Carrying Minnesota with Karl Towns fouled out late in regulation. – 8:57 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
an intentional missed free throw ACTUALLY WORKS FOR ONCE. Maxey with the miss, Drummond with the tip … double overtime! pic.twitter.com/aj0X82xOdB8:55 PM

Mike Lynch @SportInfo247
Tyrese Maxey never misses a FT, but when he does, he does so perfectly and on purpose – 8:55 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
FREE BASKETBALL IN SOUTH PHILLY. pic.twitter.com/N0yXMeTsWY8:55 PM

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
That was a perfect miss from Maxey. It bounced right to Drummond – 8:55 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Heading to double-overtime tied at 113. This is the first double-overtime game for Minnesota since 12/26/19 at Sacramento. – 8:55 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
I can’t believe the intentional missed free throw actually worked there for Philly. You see that tried so many times, and it never works. Perfect shot by Tyrese Maxey, with just enough softness to fall off the rim and right to Andre Drummond. Philly escapes to a second OT. – 8:54 PM
Mike Lynch @SportInfo247
Pretty bleeping cool to have Andre Drummond to stick in the game there – 8:54 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Tyrese Maxey to the line, Sixers down 3. Makes the first, misses the 2nd. Doc subbed Drummond in for Thybulle after the foul, and Drummond tips the miss in. 113-113 tie. 2OT. – 8:54 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
maxey deserves to win player of the week for that intentionally missed free throw. that was artistic. – 8:54 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Great intentional miss by Maxey and amazing tip-in by Drummond. Fun game! – 8:53 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Tyrese Maxey perfectly makes his first free throw and misses his second, so that Andre Drummond could put it back.
113-113 at the end of OT1.
MORE FREE BASKETBALL IN SOUTH PHILADELPHIA. – 8:53 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Only the third rebound for Andre Drummond tonight. Has to be up there with most valuable board in the NBA this season. – 8:53 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
DLo absolutely COOKIN, with 23 points in 4th and OT
Mostly guarded by Thybulle. My god. – 8:53 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
The Andre Drummond experience!! – 8:52 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Drummond gets the tip in. We are tied – 8:52 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Ooh, intentional missed FT situation coming up for Tyrese Maxey, will he hit the rim? – 8:52 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
This is still dangerous for the Wolves with Embiid on the offensive glass and no Towns. – 8:52 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Wolves opt to foul Maxey with 2.1 seconds remaining. – 8:51 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
ICE IN HIS VEINS!!!!!!!! – 8:50 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Call stands, Minnesota ball (?? talk to me people jumbotron replays ain’t great) – 8:49 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
It looked like that ball had some weird spin on it on its way to Maxey. We’ll see whether a Wolves player touched it. Would be a huge turnover if it stands. – 8:47 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
76ers turn it over. Wolves can hold for the final shot again. – 8:46 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Sixers up 3, Wolves call timeout with 35 seconds left to get the 2 for 1. D’Angelo Russell gets the inbound right at the end of the 5 seconds and breaks Matisse Thybulle’s ankles to get open for the tying 3. – 8:46 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Embiid just picked up a 7-10 spare, taking out the Wolves entire frontcourt with one boxout. – 8:45 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
🧊🧊🧊🧊🧊🧊🧊🧊🧊🧊🧊 – 8:45 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Wow. Wtf D’Angelo Russell. That’s a tough shot against Matisse Thybulle. We’re tied. – 8:45 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris have been big in this overtime session. Philly up 3 with 35.9 seconds left. #Sixers8:44 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
After a dreadful, lifeless first half from the Sixers, this has been a heck of an exciting game from the middle of the 3rd quarter on. Sixers up 110-107 with 35.9 seconds left in OT, Timberwolves ball. – 8:44 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
TOBIAS HARRIS. CLUTCH.
His 2 puts the @Philadelphia 76ers up, 110-107, with 35.9 seconds to play in OT. Timeout Wolves. – 8:43 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Embiid’s presence in the lane since he stopped guarding KAT has had a massive impact on Wolves players willingness to take shots at the rim – 8:43 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Significant review upcoming if the Wolves can get a flagrant foul call here on Embiid. – 8:40 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
🏀🏀𝓈𝓌𝒾𝓈𝒽🏀🏀 pic.twitter.com/khZCZZDCeD8:40 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Joel Embiid hits both of this free throws to put the @Philadelphia 76ers up, 108-107.
35 PTS / 11 REB / 3 AST in his return this far.
The team gets the stop on the other end. 108-107 Sixers, 1:07 to play. – 8:40 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Reid has picked up three fouls here in overtime. Refs offering no shelter either when Embiid gets the ball. – 8:39 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Watching the Wolves close this games with a collection of PFs that are just sort of OK, makes me believe even more they are the team that should trade for Ben Simmons. – 8:37 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
Embiid vs Reid. Here for it. – 8:36 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
FTs:
Wolves: 10-14
Embiid: 13-17 – 8:35 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
If it’s gonna be Ant, you want a rim attack.
If it’s gonna be DLo, wind it down to 0 — so they have no chance at a rebuttal — and take the pull-up
Ended up being Ant winding it down for a pull-up, with no real action to get the shot – 8:32 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
We’re tied at 100 after regulation.
This will mark Minnesota’s second overtime game of the season (0-1). – 8:31 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Anthony Edwards misses and we have free basketball in South Philly tied at 100 #Sixers8:29 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Overtime. Joel Embiid scored 12 of his game-high 29 points in the 4th quarter. #Sixers8:29 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
FREE BASKETBALL IN SOUTH PHILADELPHIA. – 8:29 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
EMVPIID with the go-ahead triple.👌 pic.twitter.com/NOqJ7vxQKe8:26 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Tobias Harris has just dominated the O glass here late. Great effort at the end of a grueling half – 8:26 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
ANTHONY EDWARDS
BIG TIME BUCKET – 8:23 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I love Anthony Edwards. That’s the whole tweet. – 8:23 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
And now an Anthony Edwards triple gives Minnesota the lead back at 100-98 with 1:11 left #Sixers8:22 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
JOEL EMBIID FOR 3.
The @Philadelphia 76ers, who were down 20 this half, lead, 98-95. – 8:21 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
A Joel Embiid triple gives Philadelphia their 1st lead of the night at 98-95 #Sixers8:21 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Matisse Thybulle gets a steal and a transition dunk and it’s a 95-95 game with 4 minutes left. – 8:17 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Joel Embiid has scored 8 points in the last 4 minutes, giving him 25 in the game, pulling #Sixers within 2 with 4:24 to go. – 8:17 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Joel Embiid. Back.
So far tonight:
24 PTS / 9 REB / 3 AST
His and-one brings the @Philadelphia 76ers within 2, 95-93. 4:26 to play. Timeout Minnesota. – 8:16 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
big fella making a splash.💦 pic.twitter.com/sSecqaDUKh8:16 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Tobias Harris has 10 of his 14 points tonight in this fourth quarter. – 8:14 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
D’ANGELO RUSSELL.
YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS.
🧊🧊🧊🧊🧊🧊🧊 – 8:08 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
D’Angelo Russell has come alive in the 4th, great hustle from Vanderbilt to create some of those opportunities for Russell, and D-Lo has cashed in. 3 3s in the period. – 8:08 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
The bench outside of Danny Green has been brutal tonight. Andre Drummond has had a tough night and Furkan Korkmaz continues to struggle a bit. Doc has to get Joel back out there. #Sixers8:08 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
12 minutes to finish strong.
🪙@Cryptocom pic.twitter.com/iQCZkPgfCW7:58 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
finish with the finger roll.🔥 pic.twitter.com/RXsFBcEXa27:57 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
We head to the fourth quarter with the @Minnesota Timberwolves leading 72-70.
Minnesota outscoring the 76ers in the paint 40-14, the 14th time scoring 40+ paint points this season. The Wolves scored a season-high 62 points in the paint last night. – 7:54 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Here’s a video of Ben Simmons working out earlier today at the Wells Fargo Center. pic.twitter.com/l97Pd7e3k67:53 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
the steal. ✅
the transition three.✅
the crowd!!! ✅✅✅✅✅✅ pic.twitter.com/qNl5a7DUlQ7:53 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Timberwolves clinging to a 72-70 lead after three quarters. Just an all around awful quarter after the Wolves went up 20. Wolves were 6 of 20 from the floor, 5 turnovers. – 7:53 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Tyrese Maxey finally found some space to operate, the Sixers defense finally showed up and the Sixers have cut the Wolves lead,which was once as high as 20, to just 2 at the end of 3. 72-70 Minnesota with 12 minutes left. – 7:52 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
The #Sixers have outscored the Timberwolves by 16 since Danny Green entered the game early in the third quarter, turning an 18-point deficit into a 2-point contest. – 7:52 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Excellent 3Q. The defense tightened up and the offense is moving the ball and getting better looks. Once down 20, they’ve rallied to within 72-70 entering the 4th. Embiid is up to 17 and 8, Maxey has 12 with 8 coming in that 3Q, and Green has 11 off the bench. #Sixers7:52 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Danny Green with an all-time “little things” quarter – 7:52 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Jarred Vanderbilt goes to the be bench with foul trouble and the lead evaporates. – 7:50 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Minnesota leading 71-63 with 2:40 left in the third quarter.
Towns is up to 22 points and 8 rebounds, nearing his eighth 20+ point/10+ rebound game of the season (214th career).
Edwards with 16 points, approaching his 12th 20+ point game of the season (48th career). – 7:47 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
The Green Curry House of Threes is open for business. pic.twitter.com/MJ1uy59xe77:43 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Danny Green has really given the Sixers a boost back with the starting group in the third quarter. – 7:39 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
When Seth Curry and Danny Green are getting open looks from the corner I don’t like the Wolves’ chances as much. – 7:39 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Excellent move by Joel Embiid. He puts in a solid move in the post and knocks down a tough shot. He’s up to 13 and 6 to bring Philly to within 64-52 with 6:10 left in the 3Q. #Sixers7:35 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
that man KAT is dancin’ on ’em 😼 pic.twitter.com/eGV2ajsyrX7:28 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Maxey just picked up his fourth. Rivers sticking with him. – 7:25 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
At the half, the @Minnesota Timberwolves lead 56-41.
Towns leading the way for Minnesota with 17 points and 6 rebounds.
The Wolves are outrebounding the 76ers 26-13. – 7:12 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
The Timberwolves close the first half with all three of their 2020 1st round pick on the floor together.
– Edwards 14 points and a team-high +23 at half
– McDaniels plays the final 15 minutes of the half consecutively
– Bolmaro looks fairly comfortable: 11 minutes, 3 points, +14 – 7:11 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Timberwolves 56, Sixers 41 at halftime. Philly is shooting 31 percent from the floor, Minnesota 59 percent. As someone once said, it’s a make or miss league. Embiid has 10 points on 2-of-7 shooting. Harris is 0-for-3 from the floor for two points. – 7:09 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Timberwolves lead 56-41 at the half – 7:08 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
That was Jaden McDaniels best rim attack of his career — decisive cross into going north-south all the way to the rim for the And-1 finish made possible by his 6’10 frame
That’s the McDaniels move everyone wanted to see in Summer League. – 7:02 PM
Gery Woelfel @GeryWoelfel
Are these NBA officials masquerading as Big Ten ones for the Wisconsin-Minnesota game? Horrible. – 6:58 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
The Wolves are clearly done playing drop.
Plan tonight is to play KAT at the level of the screen and have Vanderbilt/McDaniels hard tag Embiid on the roll. The tag is so hard it’s basically a full on switch. – 6:57 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Tyrese Maxey was the 😱 emoji after that foul call – 6:54 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Official says Embiid pushed KAT, which is why he called a foul there. #Sixers6:54 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
This is another Finch-isn’t-messing-around game.
After an ugly loss last night, KAT + Ant + DLo all subbing back in the game earlier than they normally are, playing heavy first half minutes on the second night of a back-to-back. – 6:53 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Amazing what happens when shots begin to fall. A Tyrese Maxey floater gets Philly within 37-30 in the 2nd quarter. #Sixers6:47 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Wolves with a new rotation tonight without Patrick Beverley
6.5 minutes in: Bolmaro for Russell
7 in: Beasley for Prince
9.5 in: McDaniels for Vanderbilt
11 in: Reid for Towns
Start of 2nd: Prince + Russell for Edwards + Bolmaro
DLo stays in role as leader of 2nd unit – 6:45 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
The #Timberwolves lead 35-20 after one quarter. Minnesota is shooting 65.2% compared to 25% by the Sixers. Towns leads all scorers with 15 and Edwards has 12. Embiid leads the Sixers with 7 – 6:40 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Beasley with the corner triple at the buzzer to give the @Minnesota Timberwolves a 35-20 lead after one.
Towns with 15 points to lead the Wolves, his 14th double-figure scoring quarter of the season.
Minnesota is outrebounding the 76ers 16-5 after one quarter of play. – 6:40 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
6-6 from the floor.
15 PTS in the 1st.
best shooting big man in the league 😼 pic.twitter.com/xIGj2BUxXX6:40 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
That first quarter couldn’t have gone much better for the Timberwolves. Towns with 15, Edwards with 12. More activity defensively even if they’re allowing some open looks. 16-5 rebounding edge. – 6:38 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
That hurts. Furkan Korkmaz hits a much needed triple, they get Minnesota to miss a shot, but Malik Beasley throws up a prayer at the buzzer and Philly trails it 35-20 after 1. #Sixers6:38 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
After one quarter, the Timberwolves have a 20-0 points in the paint edge over the Sixers. – 6:38 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Anthony Edwards and Karl-Anthony Towns have combined for 27 of Minnesota’s 31 points. They have a 31-17 lead in Philly. #Sixers6:36 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
ANTHONY EDWARDS WINDMILL – 6:35 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
get you a man who does it all, @Tyrese Maxey!🙅‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/3m0unVnnGc6:34 PM

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Sixers averaging just 81.3 points per 100 plays in the half court so far in this one, according to @Ben Falk, which isn’t going to get it done. Minnesota’s a much improved defensive team this year, ranking 7th overall defensively and 3rd in the half court. – 6:34 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers shooting 3-12 from the field, including missing all three of their threes and trail the #Timberwolves, 23-17 with 2:35 left in half quarter. – 6:33 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Bolmaro’s biggest help to the lineup early on here might be defensively more than offensively. Wolves had him on Maxey. – 6:33 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
A semi-regular rotation tonight for the first time in a minute: Green for Thybulle, then Drummond for Embiid and Niang for Harris in the first quarter. Reminder that Milton is not available tonight. – 6:30 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
When Chris Finch talked about a “litany” of players that needed to be better last night, I’m presuming one of them was Anthony Edwards. Edwards has been much better so far tonight with 10 early points. – 6:30 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Leandro Bolmaro the first sub of the game for the Timberwolves tonight – 6:27 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Wolves throw first punch in Wolves-Sixers — 13 to 4, 4.5 minutes into the game, Sixers call timeout.
KAT scores a quick 7 on Embiid. Wolves love when KAT is quarded by 5s (even if it’s Joel). It’s when KAT is guarded by 4s and doubled that the Wolves offense usually stalls out. – 6:21 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Minnesota starts the game up 13-4 with 7:23 left in the first quarter.
Towns leads all with 7 points while Vanderbilt has 6 rebounds so far.
Last game at Philadelphia (4/3/21), Towns finished with 39 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists. – 6:21 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Early timeout for Doc with the Sixers trailing 13-4. Philly has not yet made a field goal (0-for-6), while Anthony Edwards just flew in for an uncontested dunk. – 6:19 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Wolves are on a back to back but Philadelphia looks like the more sluggish team after coming back from a west-coast trip. 13-4 Wolves, timeout Doc Rivers. – 6:18 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Anthony Edwards is a hooper. That’s a tough finish over Joel Embiid. Wolves have an 11-4 lead as Philly is now 0/6 from the floor. #Sixers6:18 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Edwards challenges Embiid at the rim — and wins. – 6:17 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Timberwolves goin with doubling Joel Embiid on the catch when he’s within the 3-point arc.
KAT is Embiid’s primary matchup, Ant has been the roving doubler. – 6:16 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Wolves sent a double team with Edwards after Embiid on that last touch. – 6:14 PM
Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
Tobias Harris returns with the clean Kobe 6 PEs. pic.twitter.com/rtdvQZsJkY6:13 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Towns and Embiid seemed to have a cordial little chat before tip. – 6:11 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
A warm welcome back for Joel Embiid: pic.twitter.com/l5L7j2GDFo6:09 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Huge ovation for #Sixers star center Joel Embiid, who is back after missing 8 games due to COVID-19. Lots of boos for the Timerbwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns. – 6:09 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Back behind the basket as the Timberwolves and 76ers get ready for tip-off. pic.twitter.com/DQROzYgeQo6:00 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Joel Embiid is back ‼️
Embiid will play tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team announced.
➡️ https://t.co/8NX85DtO2q pic.twitter.com/s81h3YmsGV5:54 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
it’s show time, Philadelphia.
🎥The Grind, hydrated by @BioSteelSports 💪 pic.twitter.com/z3WEdQVShN5:53 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
let’s hoop.🏀
📱@SociosHoops pic.twitter.com/8K4Lc8yHgX5:46 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
Tonight’s @MayoClinic Injury Report:
Karl-Anthony Towns is AVAILABLE.
Patrick Beverley (Left Adductor Strain) is OUT. pic.twitter.com/S0Hc71s9PU5:36 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Karl-Anthony Towns will play for the Timberwolves tonight vs. the Sixers. – 5:32 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris are playing and starting for #Sixers. Shake Milton (left groin soreness) is out. – 5:31 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
While Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris are set to return, Shake Milton is out tonight with left groin soreness #Sixers5:31 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Sixers starters:
Maxey
Curry
Thybulle
Harris
Embiid
Shake Milton is out with left groin soreness. – 5:30 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Shake Milton (groin) is out. – 5:30 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Karl Anthony-Towns will play vs. #Sixers #Timberwolves5:30 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Shake Milton is out with left groin soreness #Sixers5:30 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Tobias Harris (hip) and Joel Embiid (COVID) will both play tonight vs. #Timberwolves. – 5:28 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris will both play tonight – 5:27 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris are set to return tonight, per @Shams Charania5:27 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris will play for Sixers tonight, source tells ESPN. – 5:27 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
76ers‘ Joel Embiid (COVID-19) and Tobias Harris (hip) will return to lineup tonight vs. Minnesota. – 5:26 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
My @PrizePicks for Wolves-Sixers
Vanderbilt over 6.5 pts
– Take advantage of KAT likely being out
Green over 6.0 pts
– Wolves D susceptible to shifting perimeter spacer
DLo over 18.5 pts, under 6.0 asts
– This game will call for more DLo shooting/scoring pic.twitter.com/FUwJr2xwwc5:23 PM

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
We’ve got a Joel Embiid sighting.
Embiid has missed the previous 9 games in the league’s health and safety protocols. He’s officially listed as questionable for tonight’s game against the Wolves, with a final determination made after his pregame routine. pic.twitter.com/C2CuZ273RI5:18 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Embiid out here going through pregame routine now. Sonny Hill watching carefully pic.twitter.com/uYhdZFC6yx5:14 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Tobias Harris pregame. He hasn’t played in a week due to left hip soreness. pic.twitter.com/CnYbt5nbMI4:37 PM

Rob Peterson @ShotDrJr
This crew for Wisconsin-Minnesota is eeeeesh both ways. – 4:37 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers forward Tobias Harris shooting pregame 3-pointers: pic.twitter.com/tJlG1qKDls4:35 PM

Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
did ya miss this game? guess whose shoes. 👀
👟@SoleSavy pic.twitter.com/gfWpyxPnY34:24 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Doc Rivers did not have an update on either Joel Embiid (health and safety protocols) or Tobias Harris (hip) at his pregame availability. He said they both participated in a low-minute scrimmage yesterday. – 4:21 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers says Danny Green will continue to come off the bench tonight #Sixers4:21 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Danny Green will continue to come off the bench tonight, per Doc Rivers. Green’s still on a minutes restriction but his minutes will slightly increase #Sixers4:21 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Danny Green will come off the bench again and be allowed to play a bit more than against Golden State (17 mins), per Doc Rivers. – 4:20 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris remain game time decisions tonight #Sixers4:17 PM
Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers: Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris are game-time decision. ‘We’ll see.’ – 4:17 PM
Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris are both game-time decisions, Doc Rivers said. – 4:17 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris played in a low minute scrimmage yesterday, Doc Rivers says, and sounds like their status is still TBD heading into tonight’s game – 4:17 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Doc Rivers says “we’ll see” about Tobias Harris and Joel Embiid playing tonight. So, they are game time decisions #Sixers4:17 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
definitely not on the west coast anymore! ☃️🧥 pic.twitter.com/wIxZZzNZsm4:05 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Paul Reed had 22 and 11 and Jaden Springer had 24, 7 rebounds, and 5 steals in a 120-94 Blue Coats win over Raptors 905 today #Sixers4:03 PM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Anthony Edwards Takes FLIGHT Again | Top 10 Sophomore Plays Week 5 sportando.basketball/en/anthony-edw…3:39 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers PG Ben Simmons is at the Wells Fargo Center, according to sources. No word if he’ll remain here for tonight’s game. – 3:32 PM
Jon Johnson @jonjohnsonwip
Per source, Ben Simmons spent some time this afternoon at WFC for individual practice with handful of coaches, staff. – 2:58 PM
Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
Karl-Anthony Towns has been downgraded to questionable for tonight’s game in Philadelphia, due to a finger sprain on his right hand. – 1:38 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
Shake is always rockin’ the 🐐’s shoes on the court. But what does @Shake Milton flex off the court?
📽️ GAMEDAY KICKS 👟 Pres. By @SoleSavy pic.twitter.com/3G47PXksqK1:30 PM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Timberwolves say Karl-Anthony Towns is questionable for tonight’s game at Philadelphia because of a right index finger sprain.
More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.com1:15 PM
Philadelphia 76ers @sixers
ready to get on the right side of things. – 12:58 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Minnesota @Minnesota Timberwolves Status Report in advance of tonight’s game at Philadelphia:
OUT
Patrick Beverley – Left Adductor Strain
McKinley Wright IV – G League Two-Way – 12:50 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
Gameday. Let’s get it.
Wolves at Sixers
5pm CT, Wells Fargo Center
📺 » @BallySportsNOR
📻 » @wccoradio
📲 » https://t.co/gPhx0nfm0i
Preview » https://t.co/BKH96Z2FCZ pic.twitter.com/eaxnmcI2Zs12:03 PM

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