Howard, Shved lead Timberwolves past 76ers 105-88

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 4, 2012 at 9:25 pm •  Published: December 4, 2012
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The Timberwolves can give Rubio all the time he wants to come back if they keep playing like this. Luke Ridnour ended a brief Sixers spurt with a 3 in the third. Howard hit a 3 to make it 80-63 and Shved followed with another for an 18-point lead. Shed made his first three 3-pointers before slowing down.

"You aren't always going to play like we did tonight," Barea said. "I think we're doing a good job of staying aggressive and it's working out for us."

Evan Turner led the Sixers with 19 points.

What was left of an already sparse crowd booed the Sixers off the court after this listless performance. While Minnesota hit 3 after 3 to build a lead, the Sixers missed a whopping 15 of 20 attempts. Jason Richardson scored 14 points and Jrue Holiday had 13 points and nine assists.

"We have to fight. We have to compete," coach Doug Collins said. "We're not gonna run up and down the sidelines here. That's not going to work. This team hasn't been through anything together. So I don't know who we are."

The Sixers are loaded with new players after a big offseason overhaul and Collins is still looking for a locker room leader. Richardson tried to stay positive after their second straight loss.

"We try to stay together, that's the main thing," Richardson said. "We were outplayed. Yes, we are a very new team, we don't know each other real well, but we have a 10-8 record."

Notes: Collins said the Sixers would consider sending F Arnett Moultrie to the NBDL. ... Sixers G Nick Young sat out with an injured toe. ... Minnesota's 65 points in the first half were the most scored against the 76ers in any half this season. ... Minnesota's 13 3-pointers were a season high. ... The Timberwolves had a 47-40 edge on the boards. The Sixers have been outrebounded in nine of the last 12 games.