Anthony Edwards led the Minnesota Timberwolves (11-3) to a 112-99 triumph over the Philadelphia 76ers (10-5), who were without MVP center Joel Embiid due to left hip soreness.

Edwards poured in 31 points, complemented by Karl-Anthony Towns’ 23 points and 11 rebounds, as the Timberwolves pulled away in the fourth quarter.

Joel Embiid’s absence, coupled with Kelly Oubre Jr.’s sidelined status due to a fractured rib, left the Sixers vulnerable to Minnesota’s dynamic duo of Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert.

Gobert contributed with 13 points and 11 rebounds, fortifying the Timberwolves’ dominant frontcourt presence. The win marks Minnesota’s third consecutive victory and their 10th win in the last 11 games.

Playing their first game without Jaden McDaniels, sidelined for two to three weeks with a Grade 1 right lateral ankle sprain, the Timberwolves showcased resilience and depth.

Marcus Morris Sr., starting for Embiid, managed 16 points, but it wasn’t enough to offset the Timberwolves’ balanced attack.

Despite a valiant effort from Sixers players like Tyrese Maxey and De’Anthony Melton, who each contributed 16 points, Philadelphia struggled to find an answer for Minnesota’s early offensive onslaught.