After their win over the Pistons, the 76ers keep up that positive energy to notch a second win in a row against the Wolves 103-94. A disputed battle all the way until the 76ers take the lead in the final act. Michael Carter-Williams with another triple double (17 points at 6 for 13, 10 rebounds and 10 assists) and Luc Mbah a Moute, scoring leader with 18 points at 5 for 11, 2 boards, 1 assist and 2 steals are the two men putting their team on the path to victory.
The game stated out on a crazy pace with two quarters on a very offensive note. Minnesota prevails the first quarter (28-25) until Philadelphia strikes back in the second 35-31. At half, Sixers are slightly up by two 61-59. On the Wolves side many players give a hard time to the Sixers. Kevin Martin scores 19 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists while Nikola Petrovic gets 18 points, 7 boards and 2 assists. Dieng records a double-double posting 14 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.
In the second half the rythme calms down, even though the two teams keep going pound for pound. Minnesota gets back ahead (18-17) and everything will be decided in the final act. 78-77 for the 76ers entering the last quarter and this lead will be quick comforted by Luc and co with a 10-1 to start the 4th quarter with ! 88-78, but Minny will cut it short by passing a 7-0 to close out the gap to 3 points (88-85). The lead will eventually stabilizes itself and see the Sixers snatch the quarter 25-18 to win the game 103-94.
On the stat sheet, the 76ers made 50% of their shots versus 45% for the Wolves. Perfect tie game from the foul line with 21/25 (84%) while the Sixers made 8 for 23 from the 3-point line versus 5/14. Stats are slightly in favor of the Sixers in the assists line (27 vs 24) while Minnesota prevails the rebounding battle 38-34 but turns the ball over more (21 vs 15).
The 76ers record their 10th win of the season (for 37 losses) and leave the last spot to the Knicks in the Eastern conference. In the West, the Timberwolves are sticking in the depth of the standings with 8 wins for 38 losses.