Here is my look at some of the best and worst performances from the Sixers’ 117-95 win over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves that was marred by the ejection of Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns for fighting in the third quarter.
Best performance: Sixers swingman Furkan Korkmaz scored 17 points off the bench, one shy of his career high. He made 5 of 10 shots from the field, 3 of 8 from three-point range and 4 of 5 from the line. He was a plus-9 and had two assists and one turnover in 21 minutes, 32 seconds.
Worst performance: Minnesota’s Andrew Wiggins had a team-high 19 points, but it was a hollow 19. He shot 6 of 16 from the field, including 1 of 6 from three-point range. Wiggins was a team-worst minus-27.
Best defensive performance: Sixers rookie Matisse Thybulle continues to fill the stat sheet on the defensive end. In 20:57, he had four steals, tied with Josh Richardson for team high, and added two blocked shots.
Worst statistic: Minnesota was outrebounded 56-34 including 16-6 on the offensive glass.
Best statistic: Sixers forward-center Al Horford had a game-high 16 rebounds. He had five offensive rebounds, or one fewer than the entire Timberwolves team.