Fans should expect a struggle on the glass when the Minnesota Timberwolves (45.8 RPG) go head-to-head against Philadelphia 76ers (45.5 RPG) at Wells Fargo Center. The 76ers haven't been able to win consistently, currently holding a 12-21 record. Entering the game with a 16-17 record, the Timberwolves have been mediocre this year. This game will begin at 7:00 pm EST and it will be covered by FSN-N and CSN-PHI.
The 76ers come into today's game on a high note after barely hanging on to beat the Trail Blazers, 101-99. With 30 points, Thaddeus Young was the game's high scorer in the game. The Timberwolves, meanwhile, are coming off a 115-111 loss against the Thunder. Nikola Pekovic scored 31 points and recorded 11 rebounds earning his 17th double-double so far this season. This will be the second matchup of the season between these two teams, with the Timberwolves taking the first game, 106-99. Kevin Love put up a double-double in the victory with 26 points and 15 rebounds.
The inefficient offense of Philadelphia (26th in the NBA with an offensive efficiency of 98.2) will square off against the stingy defense of Minnesota (third in the league with a defensive efficiency of 108.2). The Timberwolves figure to have the advantage on that end of the court. Also, the Timberwolves commit the fourth-fewest errors in the NBA (TO% of 13.6%), while the gambling defense of the 76ers causes the most (opponents' TO% of 26.5%).