NBA Basketball

Philadelphia 76ers (41-30)

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W 119-105
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W 118-98
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Young guns square off as 76ers host 'Wolves

Two of the top young post players in the NBA will take center stage on Saturday night in Philadelphia when Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Wells Fargo Arena to play Joel Embiid and the 76ers in a game with important playoff implications.

Philadelphia, the hottest team in the Eastern Conference with five straight wins, including Thursday's balanced 118-98 win over the Orlando Magic, has crept up to the fourth seed in the East playoff race, one game behind the Cleveland Cavaliers for the third seed. Still, heading into Friday's games, just five games separated the third-seeded Cavs from the eighth-seeded Milwaukee Bucks.

"We respect the journey," Philadelphia coach Brett Brown told reporters in Orlando. "We don't intend on letting what we built so far go easily. We are aware of where we're at. We want to hold onto where we're at. And we want to play good basketball."

Points: Joel Embiid23.4
Rebounds: Joel Embiid11.1
Assists: Ben Simmons7.9
FG%: Ben Simmons53.7%
Steals: Ben Simmons1.74
Blocks: Joel Embiid1.77
Defense (Rank)
Points: 105.5 (13)
Rebounds: 42.0 (6)
Assists: 21.5 (5)
FG%: 43.7% (2)
FT%: 75.5% (6)
3P%: 34.3% (2)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 108.4 (10)
Rebounds: 46.8 (1)
Assists: 26.2 (3)
FG%: 46.8% (10)
FT%: 75.9% (22)
3P%: 36.8% (10)
Atlantic Division
  W L Pct GB
x-Toronto 54 19 .740 --
x-Boston 49 23 .681 4.5
Philadelphia 41 30 .577 12.0
New York 26 47 .356 28.0
Brooklyn 23 50 .315 31.0
Full Standings
Date Player Transactions
3/1/2018 Trevor Booker Waived
2/28/2018 Ersan Ilyasova Signed as Free Agent
2/19/2018 Tiago Splitter Retired
2/12/2018 Marco Belinelli Signed as Free Agent
2/2/2018 Larry Drew II 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
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Date Player Status
3/19/2018 Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot Sore knee
10/25/2017 Markelle Fultz Sore right shoulder
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