The Philadelphia 76ers collectively netted 43 second quarter points to coast by the Minnesota Timberwolves 119-97 yesterday at the Wachovia Center. Andre Iguodala led the scoring campaign with 24 points. Lou Williams and Thaddeus Young came off the bench for 16 and 15, respectively.
Philadelphia has certainly proved themselves as true competitors with victories over New Jersey, Chicago, New Orleans, Houston and now Minnesota in their last five games. Each win has been produced without veteran leader Allen Iverson, who is currently out tending to his ill daughter.
“I liked the way we played for 48 minutes,” said Sixers coach Eddie Jordan. “We didn’t have any lulls like we have seen in the past. We stayed at a high level.” Philly will look to continue their streak tonight against Chris Bosh and the Toronto Raptors as the Timberwolves welcome the Charlotte Bobcats to the Target Center.