The 76ers Beat the Best Team in the West

The 76ers got their wake-up call on Monday after falling short to the Chicago Bulls. We were all curious about how the Philadelphia 76ers would respond when facing The number one-ranked West conference team, The Minnesota Timberwolves. This Timberwolves team was coming off a three-game winning streak, beating teams like the Pacers, Heat, and Mavericks. The last time The Timberwolves and 76ers faced off was on November 22. 2023. The 76ers rise up to beat the best team in the west.

The Timberwolves still gave the 76ers a run for their money, especially in the third quarter, where the Timberwolves took the lead. Jaden McDaniels scored 21 points, Karl-Anthony-Towns with 23pts and Anthony Edwards with 27pts. This gave the 76ers fits through the course of this game.

Batman and Robin

Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey have become the Batman and Robin combo for the city of brotherly love. Both Joel and Tyrese scored a combined 86 points. Tyrese Maxey put up 35 points with 5 three-pointers and 5 assists. He was fearless driving to the net with a clogged defensive lane from the Timberwolves.

Joel Embiid records another double-double, putting up 51 points and 12 rebounds. Joel Embiid had two monster dunks! Even the Timberwolves throwing their double big man set of Rudy Godbert and Karl-Antony-Towns couldn’t even stop Joel Embiid from wreaking havoc.

Winning Sometimes Comes at a Cost

The 76ers would start this game without Nic Batum as he heels up from a hamstring injury. The 76ers would have to deal with another big blow in tonight’s game. De’Anthony Melton had some success in the paint. Getting a couple of buckets. However, late in the second quarter, De’Anthony Melton suffered an injury and did not return to action—hopes and prayers for a speedy recovery.

Now, without Nic Batum and De’ Anthony Milton on the floor, who’s going to step up? The off-the-bench production hasn’t been compared to the starting lineup. We shall see Friday night when the 76ers face the Toronto Raptors.

Pat Bernard
Pat Bernard

Pat Bernard has four years of podcasting. His first year with the Pattison Ave Phantics and four years running Devereaux Sports. Now currently, both Devereaux Sports and Edge of Sports. Pat is a  for 6 Philly sports fan.  Flyers, Phillies, Eagles, Sixers, Wings, and Union. The Gobbler is a former pro wrestler and ACPW Hall of Famer! He is originally out of Ambler from Northeast Philly (by the Tacony Bridge).  Pat is a credentialed Philadelphia Wings Beat Reported under Edge of Philly Sports.