Sixers v. Timberwolves
Timberwolves - The Timberwolves have lost two of their last three games but must be happy the see the Sixers in town. They have won four straight against Philadelphia - their longest streak ever. Minnesota can score as they rank second in the NBA in points per game averaging 106.8 points per game and are 0-7 when failing to top 100 points. The Timberwolves thrive on getting a lot of shots up and doing it early. They are 11-1 when outshooting an opponent but 5-16 when getting outshot. Perhaps more importantly, they are 15-6 when leading after three quarters but have mounted just one third quarter comeback as they are 1-11 when trailing after three.
26.4 PPG, 13.5 RPG, 0.4 BPG
Love, 25, had a fantastic game Saturday against the Thunder scoring 30 points and grabbing 14 rebounds in the Timberwolves 115-111 loss. Love caught a knee to the thigh in the game but is expected to play. Love has scored 21 or more points in 13 straight games. In eight career games against the Sixers, Love is averaging 15.0 points, 11.9 rebounds, and 2.4 assists.
18.3 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 0.6 BPG
Young, 25, is coming off another great game for the Sixers against the Trail Blazers dropping 30 points while grabbing six rebounds in the 101-99 victory. He as scored 25 or more points in six of the last seven games while topping 30 points in three of them. In 11 career games against the Timberwolves, Young is averaging 14.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game.