The Minnesota Timberwolves were up 13 points on the Philadelphia 76ers after the first quarter on Tuesday night and continued to ride that hot play to a 105-88 victory. The Wolves (8-8) were led in scoring by Alexey Shved, who dropped in 17 points on 5-8 shooting including 4-7 shooting from three. Shved was one of seven Wolves in double figures in scoring on the night.
Curiously, one of those six was not Kevin Love, who had a rather miserable night, scoring just six points and grabbing only 10 rebounds, though he did contribute five assists. It was of no matter, though, as Minnesota shot 53 percent from the field and 13-25 from three-point range.
Philadelphia (10-8), meanwhile, shot just 42 percent from the field and 5-20 from three. Evan Turner paced the team in scoring with 19 points, but he shot just 8-20. The problem for the Sixers, though, was its bench -- seven reserves saw game action, but scored a total of just 23 points. The Wolves, on the other hand, had four players score 10 or more points off the bench.
Minnesota will be back on the floor Wednesday night when they visit the Boston Celtics at 6:30 p.m. CT.