MINNEAPOLIS -- Down 19 at home to the struggling Philadelphia 76ers, the Minnesota Timberwolves season had reached a bit of cros

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Down 19 at home to the struggling Philadelphia 76ers, the Minnesota Timberwolves season had reached a bit of crossroads as the second quarter opened. Sheldon Rankins Jersey . With a brutal trip awaiting, the Wolves simply couldnt afford to drop this one. So they rolled up their sleeves and started chipping away, and the young Sixers let them right back in it. Kevin Love had 26 points, 15 rebounds and five assists and the Timberwolves got solid contributions from their beleaguered bench to beat the 76ers 106-99 on Wednesday night. "It took us a long time to get into it," coach Rick Adelman said. "But then into the second quarter, into the second half, we just kind of gradually got a rhythm going and took control and they stopped." Ricky Rubio had 21 points, seven assists and five rebounds, Nikola Pekovic added 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Robbie Hummel hit a couple of big shots for the Wolves in the fourth quarter. "It showed the second unit can step up and can score," said Love, who racked up his fifth game this season with at least 25 points, 15 boards and five assists. No other player has done it once. "So I guess this was a character builder for us." Spencer Hawes had 20 points and six rebounds for the Sixers, who led 39-20 after a tremendous first quarter and had a 13-point advantage at halftime. But they turned the ball over 26 times and shot 14 free throws to Minnesotas 29. Hummel scored all 10 of his points in the fourth, including a 3-pointer that started the deciding 13-3 run. The Wolves grabbed 17 offensive rebounds to offset 38.5 per cent shooting. "We just had stats that were too insurmountable," Sixers coach Brett Brown said. "Its hard to make those types of deficits up on the road against a good team." The Wolves still trailed 86-81 with less than 9:30 to go before Hummel buried a 3 to get them started. Pekovic scored six points during the run, including a soft baseline jumper from the burly Montenegrin that put them in front 89-86. Tony Wroten had 20 points in yet another start for Sixers star rookie Michael Carter-Williams, who missed his fourth straight game with a sore right knee. James Anderson added 16 points and eight rebounds. The Sixers were surprisingly competitive early in the season, winning their first three games and beating the Miami Heat in the opener. But the pains of rebuilding have gradually started to set in, and they slumped into Target Center having lost 11 of their previous 13 games and eight in a row on the road. Perhaps taking the game for granted, the Wolves put together a lifeless performance in the first half, and the young Sixers pounced. They shot a staggering 77 per cent in the first quarter, closing it on a 20-3 run. They scored 15 fast-break points and held Minnesota to 30 per cent shooting to build the cushion. Turner and Young attacked the rim for easy layup after easy layup and Hawes hit two 3s to spread the floor, catching the Wolves totally flat-footed. Kevin Martin missed his first eight shots and the Wolves still trailed by 13 at halftime in a game they absolutely needed. The Wolves leave Thursday for a tough trip to San Antonio, Memphis and Boston and also play Portland and at the Clippers and Lakers before Christmas. "When you have a team down 20 thats coming off a back-to-back and you have the opportunity to put a stamp on it, youve got to take advantage of it," Hawes said. "Credit to them. They fought their way back." They finally showed some signs of life to start the third quarter, opening with a 13-2 run and tying the game on a 3-pointer from Rubio late in the quarter. Rubio also had three steals. The Wolves scored 27 points off those Philly turnovers to hold off the Sixers. NOTES: Wolves coach Rick Adelman said before the game that F Ronny Turiafs fractured right elbow isnt healing as quickly as the team had hoped. He said Turiaf is still "a ways away" from playing, though there is no specific timetable. ... Sixers PG Lorenzo Brown, a second-round pick of the Wolves who did not make the team out of training camp, played well with four points and six assists. Mark Ingram Jersey . Kenny Miller scored from the penalty spot and Camilo Sanvezzo came off the bench to add two late goals as the Whitecaps kept their playoff hopes alive with a 3-0 victory over the sagging Impact on Saturday afternoon. Ted Ginn Jr Jersey . Neither side would publicly confirm or deny any discussions were taking place, until the near unexpected happened. On Saturday night sources confirmed to TSN, the league and players agreed to terms on a new, tentative CBA, pending ratification by the unions players. A league source confirmed the CFLs board of governors must also ratify any potential agreement. http://www.officialsaintslockroom.com/tyeler-davison-saints-jersey/ . To get things started, heres a little photo tour to get you acquainted with all the main characters.CORVALLIS, Ore. -- This was the type of game where No. 8 Stanford thrives, the sort of bare-knuckled, physical brawl where yards and points are hard to come by. Tyler Gaffney ran for three touchdowns and the Cardinal held off Oregon States fourth-quarter comeback bid in a 20-12 win Saturday night. Gaffney ran 22 times for 145 yards and scored on runs of 4, 9 and 32 yards to highlight a slow offensive night for Stanford (7-1, 5-1 Pac-12). Stanford totalled 276 yards of offence as quarterback Kevin Hogan completed just 8 of 18 passes for 88 yards. Oregon State didnt top 300 yards either, held to 288 -- well off the Beavers season average of 515 yards. OSU quarterback Sean Mannion, the national leader in yards passing and touchdown passes, was 41 of 57 for 271 yards and one touchdown. Beavers receiver Brandin Cooks, tops in the nation in receptions and yards, finished with nine catches for 80 yards. "Defensively, I thought we played extremely well, against the No. 1 quarterback and the No. 1 receiver in the nation. To hold Cooks down was phenomenal," Stanford coach David Shaw said. Stanfords defence came up big in key situations, as it turned back Oregon State on downs four times inside the Cardinal 35. Stanford held Mannion to less than 350 yards passing for the first time this season, and sacked him eight times. It wasnt pretty for the Cardinal offence, and in particular, Hogan. The Beavers defence had him scrambling, and Hogan was able to complete only three passes longer than 10 yards. "We should have played better in the passing game. I cant tell you exactly why, or what happened new. One thing I knew is this is the most pressure we have faced," Shaw said. But Gaffney, who leads Stanford in rushing with 878 yards this season, picked up the slack. Gaffney, who often gained yardage after the first contact, was effective in the second half, when he ran for 79 yards and two touchdowns. "If you can just get those extra yards, its something I take on myself as a pride thing, and you know, I think Stanford football is about it," Gaffney said. The Beavers (6-2, 4-1) trailed 20-9 with less than 4 minutes remaining and neaarly forced overtime. Marcus Williams Jersey. Down by eight, Oregon State drove to the Stanford 7 with 30 seconds remaining, but four consecutive incompletions stopped the rally and ended the Beavers six-game winning streak. The Cardinal win sets the stage for a showdown against No. 2 Oregon at home on Nov. 7. Last year, Stanford handed the Ducks their only loss of the season with a 17-13 win in Eugene. Twice during the first half and once in the third quarter, Oregon State coach Mike Riley decided to pass up field-goal attempts, and instead tried to convert a fourth-and-short. Stanford turned back each one. Cooks said the coach made the right call. "Thats what you have to do in big-time games. Its not on him. Weve got to make those plays," Cooks said. Stanford led 7-3 at halftime following a defensive struggle in the first half. Oregon State took a 3-0 lead early in the second quarter on Trevor Romaines career-best 50-yard field goal. The Beavers appeared that they would lead hold the lead into the break when a turnover on downs gave the Cardinal the ball on its own 34 with 46 seconds remaining in the second quarter. Stanford took advantage with a quick-striking drive, finishing when Gaffney bulled into the end zone from 4 yards out 7 seconds before halftime. The Cardinal capitalized on their momentum by forcing a fumble on the opening kickoff of the second half. Gaffney scored two plays later on a 9-yard run to put Stanford ahead 13-3. Oregon State bounced back with its best possession of the night, a 12-play, 90-yard drive ending on an 8-yard touchdown pass from Mannion to Brandin Cooks. But the Cardinal made it 20-9 just 3 minutes into the fourth quarter on Gaffneys 32-yard cutback run for a touchdown. Romaine had 39-yard field goal with 3:57 left to pull the Beavers to 20-12. NOTES: Injuries left Stanford without two key players in WR Devon Cajuste (knee) and K Jordan Williamson (leg). Sophomore Conrad Ukropina kicked in Williamsons absence. ... Terron Wards 34-yard run midway through the third quarter was Oregon States longest running play of the season. ... Romaine missed his first extra-point kick in 37 tries this season. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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