Philadelphia 107, Minnesota 87

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, February 12, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #73 Ed Malloy, #31 Scott Wall, # Haywoode Workman
Attendance - 17011

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Philadelphia 28 26 31 22 107
Minnesota 32 18 24 13 87

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 26-28 17-9 9-19 W2
Minnesota 13-41 9-17 4-24 L2

Recap

Thaddeus Young led a balanced attack with 18 points off the bench as the Philadelphia 76ers avoided a letdown with a 107-87 victory over the host Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday.

Jodie Meeks scored 16 points and Andre Iguodala had 15 and seven assists for the 76ers, who were coming off their best win of the season over the NBA-leading San Antonio Spurs on Friday.

Seven players, including all five starters, finished in double figures as Philadelphia concluded a stretch of three games in four days with a 2-1 mark. The 76ers improved to 22-15 since starting the season with a 3-13 record.

Kevin Love had 16 points and 13 rebounds for his 40th consecutive double-double for the Timberwolves, who had won eight of the last nine games here in the series.

Philadelphia, which was held without a 3-pointer in the first half, drained four in the third to push a four-point halftime lead to 85-74. A layup and jumper by Young extended the lead to 98-80 with 5:48 to play.

Philadelphia, which was second in the league with 39.3 bench points per game, got 42 points off the bench in this one. Besides Young, Louis Williams scored 13 points with five assists to pace the reserves while Evan Turner added nine points, eight rebounds and four assists.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   Minnesota
Thaddeus Young 18 Scoring Kevin Love 16
Andre Iguodala 7 Assists Luke Ridnour 5
Elton Brand 9 Rebounds Kevin Love 13
Andre Iguodala 8 Free Throws Made Corey Brewer 5
Jrue Holiday 3 Steals Corey Brewer 3
Elton Brand 1 Blocks Nikloa Pekovic 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Philadelphia 107 51.3 5-12 22-26 24 40 3 10 9
Minnesota 87 36.4 4-23 19-22 15 45 3 5 15

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Portland. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .231 after a win and .244 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Memphis . The 76ers have a W/L % of .423 after a win and .536 after a loss.
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