Carter-Williams looked dominant as both he and Nerlens Noel led the 76ers to their 10th win of the season. MCW impressively recorded his 5th triple-double in less than 2 full seasons played. Philadelphia's offense looked controlled and fluid, finally able to break the 100 point mark after 24 games, winning 103-94.
The Sixers were finally able to pull away with 10-1 to begin the 4th and briefly held a 10 point lead. a Wiggins jumper brought Minnesota back within 4 with 4:22 remaining but Sixers would score 5 straight and hold the Timberwolves scoreless for over three minutes. Both Mbah a Moute and Carter-Williams would cement the win, each converting their free-throws in the final seconds.
Philadelphia shot 50% from the floor and knocked down 21 of their 25 shots from the foul line. They assisted on 73% of their made shots and had 14 turnovers while forcing 21 from Minnesota. It was the first time the 76ers put up 100+ points in an non-overtime game since December 1st in a loss to the Spurs.
Carter-Williams ended with 17 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds as well as a steal and a blocked shot. Noel was a force on the defensive end, especially in the second half. Nerlens blocked 6 shots and recorded 4 steals. The rookie hit 7 of 8 shots for 14 points while also passing out for 3 assists and grabbing 6 rebounds. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute led the team with 18 points while Covington chipped in 14. McDaniels added 11 points in reserve.
Kevin Martin led the Timberwolves with 19 points and 5 assists off the bench. Gorgui Dieng had 14 points, 10 boards and 3 blocks while Thad Young scored 10 points while collecting 7 rebounds and 4 assists in his return to Philadelphia. Wiggins ended with 15 points.
The 76ers (10-37) will have their third matchup of the season against the Hawks on Saturday. Atlanta (39-8) holds the best record in the NBA and came out on top in their first 2 meetings with Philly.
By: Matt Ryan