NBA Basketball

76ers beat Butler's ex-Wolves team by 42

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jimmy Butler's final miserable months in Minnesota were blighted by trash talk toward his teammates and a sour demeanor that forced the Timberwolves to trade him.

At home in Philadelphia, Butler is still working out the kinks with his new star teammates. But Butler had one final parting gift for his old team: a complete thrashing that left the Timberwolves in tatters.

Butler scored 19 points in the first meeting with Minnesota since the trade, and the 76ers scored 83 points in the first half in a 149-107 rout on Tuesday night.

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Rebounds Per Game
Rank Name RPG
1 A. Drummond, Det15.0
2 D. Jordan, Dal14.0
3 A. Davis, NO13.3
4 J. Embiid, Phi13.3
5 R. Gobert, Uta12.8
6 C. Capela, Hou12.6
7 G. Antetokounmpo, Mil12.6
8 H. Whiteside, Mia12.4
9 K. Towns, Min12.4
10 N. Vucevic, Orl11.9
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Blocks Per Game
Rank Name BPG
1 M. Turner, Ind2.76
2 A. Davis, NO2.59
3 H. Whiteside, Mia2.42
4 J. McGee, LAL2.32
5 R. Gobert, Uta2.00
6 B. Lopez, Mil1.95
7 J. Embiid, Phi1.95
8 K. Towns, Min1.93
9 C. Capela, Hou1.83
10 A. Drummond, Det1.71
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