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Associated Press, Published October 23 2013

Barea, Love lead Timberwolves to victory against Sixers

PHILADELPHIA – J.J. Barea scored 22 points, Kevin Love added 19 and the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised past the Philadelphia 76ers 125-102 in a preseason game Wednesday night.

Kevin Martin added 13 points and A.J. Price had 10 for the Timberwolves, who improved to 4-2 in the preseason with one game remaining, today at Detroit.

Minnesota will open the regular season Oct. 30 against the Orlando Magic.

James Anderson scored 23 points for the struggling Sixers

(2-5), while point guard Michael Carter-Williams, the team’s 11th overall pick in the 2013 draft, added 15. Evan Turner had 11 points and 10 rebounds.

The play was chippy and two players were ejected at separate times in the third quarter: Minnesota forward Dante Cunningham and Sixers guard Tony Wroten.

Minnesota 30 34 32 29–125

Philadelphia 26 24 28 24–102

MINNESOTA (125): Hummel 1-9 0-0 2, Love 7-15 1-2 19, Pekovic 0-3 4-4 4, Rubio 0-3 2-2 2, Martin 4-8 2-2 13, Turiaf 2-3 2-4 6, Muhammad 4-6 0-0 8, Shved 2-4 1-2 7, Cunningham 1-6 0-0 2, Barea 7-11 5-8 22, Dieng 2-4 2-4 6, D.Williams 3-5 1-1 8, Price 3-7 2-3 10, Jeffers 2-3 2-2 6, L.Brown 2-5 2-2 6, Johnson 1-2 2-2 4. Totals 41-94 28-38 125.

PHILADELPHIA (102): Turner 2-15 7-9 11, Young 5-11 1-2 11, Hawes 4-11 2-2 10, Carter-Williams 5-15 3-3 15, Anderson 9-13 1-1 23, Orton 1-3 5-7 7, Wroten 2-4 1-2 5, R.Williams 1-3 0-0 2, White 2-6 1-4 5, Morris 1-4 0-0 2, Allen 0-1 2-2 2, Thompson 2-8 2-3 6, Wyatt 1-3 0-0 3, Blue 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 35-100 25-35 102.

3-Point Goals: Minnesota 15-29 (Love 4-6, Martin 3-5, Barea 3-5, Shved 2-3, Price 2-5, D.Williams 1-1, Muhammad 0-1, L.Brown 0-1, Hummel 0-2), Philadelphia 7-29 (Anderson 4-8, Carter-Williams 2-5, Wyatt 1-2, Wroten 0-1, Morris 0-1, Hawes 0-1, R.Williams 0-2, White 0-2, Thompson 0-3, Turner 0-4). Rebounds: Minnesota 70 (Turiaf 12), Philadelphia 68 (Turner 10). Assists: Minnesota 26 (Price, Rubio 5), Philadelphia 21 (Turner 5). Total Fouls: Minnesota 25, Philadelphia 31. Technicals: Cunningham 2, Minnesota delay of game, Wroten 2, Philadelphia Bench. A: 7,938 (20,328).