By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The 76ers will look for a second straight win tonight as they welcome the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Center.READ MORE: Nicholas Bednarek Identified As Man Killed In Cheltenham Crash That Injured 4 Other Teens
Brett Brown’s squad beat Detroit on Wednesday night, 89-69, and that improved their record to 9-37. The Sixers continue to show improvement. Since their 0-17 start, they have gone 9-20. Their first win to snap that season-opening losing streak came against the Timberwolves up in Minnesota on December 3rd, with the Sixers grabbing an 85-77 decision.
In that first game against Minnesota, Michael Carter-Williams nearly had a triple-double for the Sixers. The second-year guard finished with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists.
Minnesota also comes into tonight looking for a second straight win. They beat Boston on Wednesday night, 110-98.READ MORE: Police Believe Suburban Philadelphia Homes Being Targeted By Organized Theft Ring: 'You Don't Think Of It Happening Here'
This game will be a homecoming for former Sixer Thaddeus Young. The veteran forward spent his first seven NBA seasons in Philadelphia before being traded to the T-Wolves back in August. Young is averaging 14.2 points in 40 games this season for Minnesota.
KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Derek Bodner of LibertyBallers.com about the improvement the 76ers have shown as of late.
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