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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Preview: 76ers @ T-Wolves

The Sixers visit the Timberwolves tonight at 8 p.m. eastern time after running off three straight wins. They have been off since Saturday and should be ready to romp over a Minnesota team that has not won since opening night. While the Sixers are starting to improve at 5-5, the T-Wolves are a sparkling 1-8 on an eight game losing streak. However, they have lost by an average of only 5.9 points. Still, this is a no brainer–our boys should win the game. If they do not, it will probably be just as embarrassing as the Eagles tying the Bengals. 
Philly has a more balanced scoring attack between the likes of Elton Brad, Andre Iguodala and Thaddeus Young, while center Al Jefferson does a chunk of the work for Minnesota. Also, the Sixers have only allowed 93.8 points per game, while the T-Wolves allow 101.9. 
Take note, rookie and former UCLA star Kevin Love is on Minnesota. It will be interesting to see how the Sixers play against this promising rookie. Love came off the bench in Minnesota's game on Sunday after being in the starting lineup four games in a row before that. 
Another thing to take note of, more so than playing against Love, is some minor injuries the Sixers are currently dealing with. Both Iguodala and Reggie Evans have been nursing injuries. Both are listed day-to-day. Evans practiced yesterday so he will probably be in the lineup and Iguodala sat out of practice yesterday with a sprained right foot he suffered on Monday. But, PhillyBurbs reports that he should play. Iggy very, very rarely misses games. I would be very surprised if he did not suit up. 

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