76ers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves at a Glance
TEAMS: 76ers (0-17) vs. Timberwolves (4-12)
WHEN: 8 p.m. Wednesday
WHERE: Target Center
BROADCASTS: TV – Comcast SportsNet, RADIO – 97.5 FM
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411 ON TIMBERWOLVES: The hobbling Timberwolves present a great opportunity for the Sixers to get their first win of the season. Minnesota, which has three starters out with injuries, has lost 10 of their last 12 games. This game will also mark Thad Young's first regular-season matchup against his former team. The power forward played his first seven seasons in Philadelphia before the Sixers traded him to Minnesota for Luc Mbah a Moute and Alexey Shved in August.
12 Luc Mbah a Moute F 6-8 8.0 ppg. 4.8 rpg.
4 Nerlens Noel F 6-11 7.9 ppg. 6.5 rpg.
35 Henry Sims C 6-11 10.0 ppg. 5.9 rpg.
31 Hollis Thompson G 6-8 7.9 ppg. 1.06 spg.
1 Michael Carter-Williams G 6-6 15.6 ppg. 5.8 apg.
Coach: Brett Brown (Second season, 19-80)
Injury report: Joel Embiid (right foot stress fracture, out), Jason Richardson (right foot stress fracture, out), Tony Wroten (sprain right knee, out), Noel (right hip pointer, probably), Alexey Shved (hip flexor, questionable).
22 Andrew Wiggins F 6-8 11.8 ppg. 3.6 rpg.
33 Thaddeus Young F 6-8 13.4 ppg. 4.5 rpg.
5 Gorgui Dieng C 6-11 7.9 ppg. 7.3 rpg.
13 Corey Brewer G 6-9 10.8 ppg. 2.0 spg.
25 Mo Williams G 6-1 10.3 ppg. 6.7 apg.
Coach: Flip Saunders 17th season, (642-538)
Injury report: Kevin Martin (fractured right wrist, out), Nikola Pekovic (sprained right wrist, out), Ricky Rubio (sprained left ankle, out) and Ronny Turiaf (soreness in his right hip, out).
The Timberwolves hold a 27-20 advantage. They have won the last five meetings.
Friday: 7:00 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center, Oklahoma City vs. Sixers.
Saturday: 7:30 p.m. at The Palace of Auburn Hills, Sixers vs. Detroit Pistons
Dec. 10: 7:30 p.m. at Phillips Arena, Sixers vs. Atlanta Hawks
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