There are an abundance of storylines to look out for as the Sixers (28-16) play the Timberwolves (21-22) at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night.
Here are the essentials for the game.
• When: 7 p.m. ET with Sixers Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m.
• Where: Wells Fargo Center Center
• Broadcast: NBC Sports Philadelphia
• Live stream: NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com and the NBC Sports MyTeams app
And here are our three storylines to watch.
All eyes will be on Jimmy Butler as he matches up against his former team for the first time tonight. Since Butler made it clear he wanted out of Minnesota, there will be a lot of attention surrounding the current Sixers shooting guard. Butler has not made any recent comments about tonight’s matchup.
The return 2.0
It will also be Robert Covington and Dario Saric’s return to Wells Fargo Center, but Covington is sidelined with a right ankle injury. T.J. McConnell said it will be weird to see Covington and Saric in different uniforms, and Joel Embiid said there is a humorous locker room void without Saric. I think the fans of Philadelphia will also have a special place in their hearts for both of these two guys, and I’m excited to see what the fans do when Saric checks into the game for the first time.
Marc Zumoff’s 25 years!
The Sixers are celebrating Marc Zumoff’s 25 years as the Sixers' play-by-play announcer, which means we’ve got a lot of surprises in store on our broadcast tonight! Zumoff will be calling his 1,883rd regular season game tonight and will ring the ceremonial Liberty Bell just before tip. Stay glued to the broadcast, because we have so many fun things to share with you!
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