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76ers and Timberwolves must re-start game after shooting at wrong baskets

Minnesota Timberwolves v. Philadelphia 76ers

Minnesota Timberwolves v. Philadelphia 76ers

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The 76ers are bad – 0-17 and one loss from tying the NBA record for consecutive losses to begin a season.

The Timberwolves aren’t nearly as awful, but they’re still the Western Conference’s worst team at 4-12.

That’s what made tonight’s Philadelphia-Minnesota game so intriguing. With history on the line, the 76ers finally found an opponent maybe even they could beat.

Thankfully, the contest has lived up to expectations for hilarity.

The teams began the game going the wrong direction!

Henry Sims drew a foul and was headed to the free-throw line before officials realized the error (hat tip: Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press). The game re-tipped, and Philadelphia is trying again to earn its first win.

This is so amazing. It’s probably my favorite moment of the season. Seriously.

To set the bar so low and still crawl under it is one special feat.