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PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 19: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers drives to the basket against Rudy Gobert #27 of the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first half at the Wells Fargo Center on November 19, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

After several games on the road, it’s the final run of the team’s five-game roadie for the 76ers. They conclude the trip in Minneapolis vs the Wolves. The Sixers are searching for win number four on the road before returning to Philadelphia for two games this weekend. 


The Sixers are back to 20 games over .500 at 42-22 after Monday night’s 147-143 win over the Indiana Pacers. Improving their road record to 18-12 and remaining in the 3rd seed in the East. Philadelphia has won two in a row and are two games behind the 2nd seeded Boston Celtics. Four back of the Milwaukee Bucks who occupy the top spot. The Timberwolves are currently sixth in the West with a 34-23 record, 20-14 at home. Minnesota has won their last three games. 


The Wolves have won their last three games, the latest being a high-scoring contest over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night, 138-134. All-Star guard Anthony Edwards led seven double-figure scorers with a team-high 27 points. Point guard Mike Conley, who was acquired at the trade deadline, added 24 as he hit four 3’s. Jaden McDaniels, who is the brother of Sixers wing Jalen, netted 19 on 8 of 11 shooting. It should be fun to see those two brothers match up at some point tonight. Minnesota shot 60 percent from the floor, 51 percent from long distance. 

Tonight is the final contest of the Sixers-Timberwolves two-game series. The first matchup took place in Philadelphia on Saturday, November 19th with the 76ers falling 112-109. This game had a lot of intrigue down the stretch as the 76ers trailed by as much as 15 in the fourth but fought their way back with an opportunity to win the game. De’Anthony Melton hit a three-pointer with 29 seconds to play on the game clock, cutting the lead to one at 110-109.

The Wolves inbounded the ball and Edwards brought the ball up the floor, Melton stole the ball at midcourt with 14 seconds to play, racing towards the basket for a layup attempt that didn’t go. Rebound to the Wolves, Edwards made two free throws to push the lead to three – the Sixers had a last-second three-point attempt by Georges Niang fall short to secure the win for Minnesota. Embiid led all scorers with 32, Shake Milton added 27 and Melton contributed 19, including five made 3’s. James Harden and Tyrese Maxey both missed the first game due to their foot injuries. 

James Harden (left foot soreness), Tobias Harris (calf) and PJ Tucker (back spasms) are all listed as questionable for tonight’s game 

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Jeff McLane On What Free Agents Will Be Back For The Eagles

Last season the Eagles had one of the best rosters in recent history. Not just for the Eagles, but for the entire NFL. It is why they went on such a dominant run to the Super Bowl. They were top 5 on both sides of the ball. Their offense was near unstoppable, and their defense put up historic sack numbers. Despite not blitzing at a high rate. Sadly, that did not equate to a Super Bowl. the defense came up short in the Super Bowl vs the Chiefs. They couldn’t even get a single stop in the second half. And now they enter the offseason with a ton of important free agents. Putting them in a tough position if they want to carry over this season’s success.

The Eagles have a ton of players entering free agency. Most of them are on the defensive side of the ball. Names like Javon Hargrave, Brandon Graham, CJ Gardner-Johnson, Fletcher Cox, TJ Edwards, Kyzir White, Marcus Epps, and James Bradberry. Just to name a few. The Eagles defense was so good because they made some smart 1-year prove-it signings with guys to bolster the roster. The upside is it let them create a stacked team. But we are living the downside right now. Because after great seasons, those guys are all free agents. And it could mean the defense looks very different next year.

And to discuss which of those free agents could return, and which may be wearing another jersey soon, Jeff McLane from the Philly Inquirer joined The Anthony Gargano Show. He broke down the Eagles’ chances to resign some of those guys, as well as discussing which guys are pretty much already out the door. Anthony asked him player by player to see what McLane’s thoughts were on each name.

Here is what Jeff McLane had to say.

  • Javon Hargrave

    Javon Hargrave

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    “He will be one of the top Defensive Interior Linemen in this free-agency group. I wonder if they will be able to afford him. He’s younger than Fletcher Cox. So I think the Eagles will make more of an effort to retain Hargrave than Cox. Although if Cox is going to take less. And that’s within their structure of what they want to do in terms of the cap and maybe that’s that’s who they end up bringing back. But I think they prioritize Hargrave… I think he will be priority number one on the defensive side of the ball.” 

  • Brandon Graham

    Brandon Graham

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    “Brandon may just step in and say, hey, let’s do this. Let’s get this done. He had a good year. The fewer snaps probably benefited him. And that’s what’s going to have to happen here if you’re going to come back. I mean, my expectation going into all this was that Graham would definitely be back. But I don’t think it’s like 100% solid.”

  • CJ Gardner-Johnson

    Cj Gardner Johnson

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    “He can’t bring everybody back. He’s lowered the expectations by saying that. That being said, he still has room here. He still has a lot of maneuverings and he’s got savvy guys who know how to work this out and make it so that they can retain a few of those guys. And to me, Hargrave and C.J. are probably the two guys that they will prioritize.”

  • TJ Edwards and Kyzir White

    TJ edwards

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    “I don’t know if T.J. is going to break the bank on the open market, but he had a good year. Not a great Super Bowl, but he had a good overall year, and is important to what the Eagles do… That being said, they don’t have a lot of money. They’re going have to prioritize certain positions, and linebackers, are typically not one they prioritize.. It’s possible they don’t bring back either of those guys.”

  • James Bradberry

    James Bradberry

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    “He’s going to want to get paid. I mean this is what’s going to happen. These guys are saying when you talk to them that they want to return. But I mean, when it comes down to it, ultimately they’re going to get where they’re going to go where they get top dollar. And I think that’s going to be the case with James Bradberry.”


  • Listen to the full interview here

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