Preview: The Wolves (3-7) are making the first of four national TV appearances on TNT. They are 1-2 on this four-game homestand. The 76ers are 2-2 since opening the season with seven straight losses.

Players to watch: Karl-Anthony Towns has scored 20 or more points in seven straight games. Andrew Wiggins has scored 29 or more points in four of five games. … For the 76ers, Jahlil Okafor is coming off the bench when Joel Embiid (18.0 ppg, 7.3 rpg) starts at center. Coming back from a foot injury, Embiid hasn’t been playing back-to-backs but is expected to play after sitting out Wednesday’s 109-102 win over Dallas.

Injuries: Wolves F Shabazz Muhammad (right knee) and G Brandon Rush (right big toe) are questionable. Philadelphia G Jerryd Bayless (left wrist), F Nerlens Noel (left knee) and F Ben Simmons (right foot) were out Wednesday.

Kent Youngblood