The Timberwolves came into Wednesday nights game as the worst team in teh NBA having lost eight in a row. Go figure they would happen to snap that streak against YOUR Philadelphia 76ers last night. Just our luck right.
Al Jefferson scored six of his 25 points in the final three minutes to lift Minny to a 102-96 victory over the Sixers on Wednesday. Craig Smith scored a season-high 21 and matched a career high with five assists. Mike Miller had 10 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for the Wolves, who won for the first time since the season opener against the Sacramento Kings.
Elton Brand was the lone bright spot for the Sixers, as he finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds. The Sixers committed 16 turnovers and missed eight free throws while losing for the first time in four games.
Next up for the Sixers are the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night from the Wach.
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Marc Stein iof ESPN with a little music to my ears (eyes):
NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday that Brand has informed the Sixers that he will accept a five-year deal worth an estimated $82 million and spurn what was presumed to be a slam-dunk return to the Los Angeles Clippers to hook up with Clipper-to-be Baron Davis.
The Sixers cannot formally sign Brand before midnight, with Wednesday serving as the first day that NBA teams can officially complete signings and trades after the lifting of a league wide moratorium which began July 1.
Sick pickup by Ed Stefanski which makes me very excited about what lies ahead for this team. Ed, a Philadelphia native, came in here with a mission; to bring the basketball fans of the City of Brotherly Love something that has not graced the court for a long time here in Philly, a true low post presence, and he did just that. Not since the days of Charles Barkley and Moses Malone have we had a dominant scorer that commands attention at the four-spot. I sense Ed has something else up his sleeve and I have a feeling there are more great moves ahead before the beginning of the 2008-2009 NBA season for YOUR PHILADELPHIA 76ERS.