MINNEAPOLIS - The most important moments of the 76ers' loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves were also the most hazardous.
Trying to hold off the hard-charging Timberwolves, the Sixers shrank to the moment after halftime and forgot all about playing team ball. Instead of finding the open man, they often drove the lane and forced things.
They blew a 19-point lead in the 106-99 defeat Wednesday at the Target Center.
The Sixers made just 5 of 15 shots and committed six costly turnovers in the fourth quarter.
"It's really hard to candy-coat it or spice it up better to say it: If you are playing in a crowd, you have problem," said coach Brett Brown, whose squad shot 77.3 percent while sharing the ball in the first quarter. "You know we had 15 assists in the first half and seven in the second. We had 39 points in the first quarter and 38 in the second half.