Wolves will return to their satiated lair. Minnesota won its third straight away game, on the night of Saturday to Sunday, on the Philadelphia floor (112-109) and remains in contact with the qualifying teams in the play-offs of the western conference (8-8, 10th).
She owes it in large part to Anthony Edwards, who totaled 25 points, but above all saved his pack by hindering De’Anthony Melton’s last shot. The score at 110-109 in favor of the visitors, the back of the Sixers (19 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists) almost offered the heist by stealing the leather from the hands of the leader of the Timberwolves, his 5th interception of the evening .
Embiid in verve
While his own, deprived of James Harden and Tyrese Maxey (fractured left foot, estimated absence of at least four weeks), had counted up to 20 disbursement points against the Minneapolis team, Melton rocketed towards the opposing circle. He was about to restore the lead to Philadelphia when Edwards resurfaced behind him, deploying his long segments to alter the trajectory of his lay-up. There were twelve seconds left to play, two free throws later, Minnesota was safe.
Joel Embiid, victim of a left foot alert after a shock with a teammate, was the best element on the Philadelphia side with 32 points (6/15, 18/20 in free throws), 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 interceptions and 6 stray balls, well supported by Shake Milton (27 points, 6 rebounds). At the Wolves, the interior tandem Karl-Anthony Towns (12 points at 5 of 14, 2 of 7 at 3 points, 8 rebounds) – Rudy Gobert (8 points at 4/7, 13 rebounds including 5 offensive) put his paw .