Embiid leads Philadelphia against Minnesota after 42-point outing

Philadelphia 76ers (42-22, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (34-32, sixth in the Western Conference)

Minneapolis; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST


BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia faces the Minnesota Timberwolves after Joel Embiid scored 42 points in the 76ers' 147-143 win over the Indiana Pacers.

The Timberwolves are 20-14 in home games. Minnesota is sixth in the Western Conference with 54.1 points per game in the paint led by Rudy Gobert averaging 10.4.

The 76ers are 18-12 in road games. Philadelphia averages 115.0 points and has outscored opponents by 3.8 points per game.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Timberwolves won the last meeting 112-109 on Nov. 20. Anthony Edwards scored 25 points to help lead the Timberwolves to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Edwards is scoring 24.6 points per game and averaging 5.8 rebounds for the Timberwolves. Jaden McDaniels is averaging 11.9 points and 4.4 rebounds over the last 10 games for Minnesota.

Embiid is averaging 33.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.5 blocks for the 76ers. James Harden is averaging 21.2 points over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

LAST 10 GAMES: Timberwolves: 5-5, averaging 116.5 points, 43.0 rebounds, 26.6 assists, 8.0 steals and 6.3 blocks per game while shooting 49.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.4 points per game.

76ers: 7-3, averaging 118.3 points, 38.7 rebounds, 24.5 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 49.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.2 points.

INJURIES: Timberwolves: Karl-Anthony Towns: out (calf), Jaylen Nowell: out (knee), Austin Rivers: day to day (neck).

76ers: Tobias Harris: out (calf), P.J. Tucker: out (back).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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