On Saturday night, Minnesota will look to extend its two-game winning streak against Philadelphia. The Timberwolves have a chance to return to.500 for the first time in two weeks after a brief losing streak. Philadelphia is coming off a convincing win over Milwaukee on Friday.
Latest news on Tyrese Maxey’s injury
The Philadelphia 76ers started the season slowly, losing four of their first five games. After a three-game winning streak, the 76ers lost three of their next four games.
Tyrese Maxey was injured in the first half of Friday’s game and will be out for the rest of the game. According to Wojnarowski, X-rays were negative, but the combo guard will still undergo an MRI on Saturday.
Maxey is unlikely to play in the second half of the 76ers’ back-to-back set on Saturday, so his next chance to suit up will be against the Nets on Tuesday.
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Joel Embiid is prepared to face the Timberwolves.
Tobias Harris (hip), Furkan Korkmaz (knee), and James Harden (foot) were all ruled out.
The Minnesota Timberwolves had a strong start to the season, winning four of their first six games. The Timberwolves then went on to lose six of their next seven games, with their lone victory coming against Houston two weeks ago.
The Timberwolves have been an excellent offensive team, finishing ninth in scoring in the NBA. They face the No. 4 Philadelphia defense, which surrenders 106.5 points per game.
The Timberwolves are the only NBA team that does not have any injured players.