(SportsNetwork.com) - Two of the worst teams the NBA has to offer will meet in the City of Brotherly Love Friday, as the Philadelphia 76ers entertain the Minnesota Timberwolves at Wells Fargo Center.
The 76ers are 9-37 this season and the T-wolves have an 8-37 record.
Philadelphia ended a six-game losing streak with a convincing 89-69 rout of the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday and was led by Michael Carter-Williams' 14 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds. Robert Covington scored a team-high 19 points and JaKarr Sampson netted 13 points with eight boards.
"We're getting better," said Sixers coach Brett Brown. "We try to teach these young guys to never take their foot off the pedal. We have no right to be complacent at any point, so we try to wind these guys up all day, every play, every day."
The Sixers had a 48-38 rebounding advantage and managed to halt their losing streak even though they failed to reach 100 points in 23 straight games. They are last in the NBA with 89.5 ppg.
Philadelphia has a 4-18 home record and will visit Atlanta and Cleveland next.
The Timberwolves are coming off a 110-98 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. Kevin Martin returned to action and scored 21 points in his first game since Nov. 19 and Gorgui Dieng recorded 16 points and 14 rebounds.
"I'm just a scorer," said Martin. "At the end of the day, I can put the thing in the hole. It felt good early on to see a couple go in. I went through a little stretch where I knocked some rust off and got back at it in the fourth (quarter)."
Zach LaVine scored 17 points for the Wolves, who ended a five-game slide.
Minnesota has lost three in a row on the road and is 4-19 as the visitor.
The Wolves will host the Cavaliers on Saturday and dropped an 85-77 decision to the Sixers on Dec. 3. Carter-Williams had 20 points, nine assists and nine rebounds, while Dieng countered with 15 points and 16 rebounds.
Former Sixer Thaddeus Young will make his return to south Philly and was traded to the Wolves in the offseason. Young played the first seven seasons of his career with the Sixers and was part of the three-team blockbuster trade that landed Kevin Love in Cleveland and Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett with the Timberwolves.