76ers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves at a Glance

TEAMS: Sixers (2-9) vs. Timberwolves (3-7)

WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday

WHERE:  Target Center

BROADCASTS: TV – TNT RADIO – 97.5 FM

SOCIAL MEDIA COVERAGE:  TWITTER – @PompeyOnSixers, INSTAGRAM – PompeyOnSixers

411 ON Timberwolves:  The Timberwolves have the last two rookies of the years in Karl-Anthony Towns (2015-16 season) and Andrew Wiggins (2014-15). However, they are still experiencing growing pains associated with being a young team.

PROBABLE STARTERS

SIXERS (2-9)

33 Robert Covington G/F 6-9  7.9 ppg. 1.8 spg.

7 Ersan Ilyasova PF 6-10 12.9 ppg. 4.8 rpg.

21 Joel Embiid C 7-2 18.3 ppg. 2.3 bpg.

12 Gerald Henderson G 6-5  10.5 ppg. 2.6 rpg.

14  Sergio Rodriguez G 6-3 8.4 ppg. 7.5 apg.

Coach: Brett Brown (Fourth season, 49-208)

Injury report: Ben Simmons (right foot fracture, out), Jerryd Bayless (left wrist ligament damage, out), and Nerlens Noel (inflamed tissue above left knee, out).

Timberwolves (3-7)

22 Andrew Wiggins F 6-8 26.6 ppg. 2.3 apg.

5 Gorgui Dieng PF 6-11 9.0 ppg 8.3 rpg.

32 Karl-Anthony Towns C 7-0 22.0 ppg. 8.9 rpg.

8 Zach LaVine G 6-5  19.7 ppg. 2.4 apg.

9 Ricky Rubio  G 6-4  7.4 ppg. 7.4 apg.

Coach:  Tom Thibodeau (6th season, 258-146)

Injury report:  Nikola Pekovic (right ankle pain, out), Shabazz Muhammad (sore right knee, questionable), Brandon Rush (sprained right knee, questionable)

THE SERIES

Minnesota owns a 28-23 series advantage and are 17-9 in games played in the Twins Cities.

UPCOMING GAMES

Saturday: 7:30 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Phoenix Suns vs. Sixers

Monday: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Miami Heat vs. Sixers

Wednesday: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Memphis Grizzlies vs. Sixers

Nov. 25: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Chicago Bulls vs. Sixers

Nov. 27: 1 p.m., at Well Fargo Center, Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Sixers

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