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The Philadelphia 76ers will be at Target Center to play the Minnesota Timberwolves. With a quarter of the season down, the Timberwolves have been mostly average and come into the game with a 10-11 record. On the other end, the 76ers are still looking for answers and sport a record of 7-15. Contributing to their sub-.500 record has been their play over the last 10 games. They've come up on the losing end during eight of those games. This game will begin at 8:00 pm EST and CSN-PHI and FSN-N will be providing coverage of the contest.

The Timberwolves come into today's game after blowing out Detroit, 121-94. Kevin Love fueled the Timberwolves, recording his 19th double-double of the season with 26 points and 16 rebounds. Meanwhile, the 76ers are feeling some disappointment after the 94-83 loss against the Clippers. Evan Turner had a team-high 25 points.

There could be a fair amount of transition offense in a game that features two of the league's more up-tempo teams. Minnesota is ranked second in the NBA in possessions per game (101.8 possessions per game), while Philadelphia is first (104.8). Furthermore, the 26th-ranked offense of the 76ers (offensive efficiency of 97.3) will face a tough test against the fifth-ranked defense of Timberwolves (defensive efficiency of 104.6).


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