Howard, Shved lead Timberwolves past 76ers 105-88

10:06 PM, Dec 4, 2012   |    comments
  • Minnesota Timberwolves guard Alexey Shved (1) shoots a jump shot during the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wachovia Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Sixers 105-88. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
  • Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young (21) defends the dribble of Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) during the first quarter at the Wachovia Center. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
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PHILADELPHIA- Josh Howard had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 105-88 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.

Alexey Shved hit four 3-pointers and scored 17 for the Timberwolves, who raced to a 23-point lead in the first half.

Kevin Love had six points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota on a night where he was hardly needed to turn in his usual dominant double-double performance. Jose Barea came off the bench and finished with 11 points and 10 assists, and three other Minnesota reserves also reached double figures.

The Timberwolves made 11 of their first 19 3-point attempts after coming in shooting a woeful 27 percent from long range this season.

Evan Turner led the Sixers with 19 points.

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