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C's shoot their way to a win over Wolves


By Couper Moorhead, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday December 20, 2009 10:28PM

BOSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- Some teams fight more than others while some simply cave as soon as a few breaks don't go their way. But you can't really say they never had a chance. Then again, the Minnesota Timberwolves (5-23) were going to need a perfect game to beat the Boston Celtics (21-5). They almost got one at home on Nov. 4 when they lost by two, but on the road Sunday evening, they fell before the Celtics, 122-104.

At the very least, it was over by halftime, when the Celtics took a 25-point lead into the break.

"We were very lethargic in the first half," Timberwolves coach Kurt Rambis said. "We didn't play with effort, energy and probably most importantly confidence." The dominant victory was as good a recovery as Celtics coach Doc Rivers could have asked for after Boston's 11-game winning streak was snapped by the Philadelphia 76ers Friday night.

"We were ticked," Kevin Garnett said. "It was definitely fuel for the next practice, if not the next game."

Atop the statistical laundry list would be 34 assists on 42 makes and 51.9 percent shooting, but more importantly Rivers was able to grant his starters some rest and low-impact minutes. Other than Kendrick Perkins, all starters played below their season averages in playing time, and though it may be a bland topic it remains the key to Boston's regular season -- just reaching the playoffs with strong legs and healthy bodies.

Minnesota did make a fool's gold run towards the end -- typical when one team keeps its starters in against the leader's bench -- but Paul Pierce returned to put an end to all the mischief with a triple that stretched the lead back to 19.

"It takes too much energy and time to get back in the ball game," Rambis said. "We had momentum, everything was working for us, and then a turnover, a bad decision in our offense, a poor shot, a run out, those types of things, all of a sudden swung the momentum back in their favor."

That final three capped a perfect night for Pierce, who tied a team record going 6-of-6 from deep -- matching Danny Ainge and Walter McCarty -- along with 7-of-7 from the line on his way to an efficient 29 points on 14 shots, his highest attempt total since Nov. 15.

No longer putting up consistently elite scoring numbers (17.6 a game), Pierce has picked his spots on offense. Nobody can argue with the results, particularly if Pierce is fresh come April, but lately he's received a little encouragement.

"I got really tired of Kevin yelling at me," Pierce said. "I wanted to be more aggressive than I have in the past few games.

"That's what teammates are for, to motivate each other. It wasn't a yell, though, it was like a real strong, stern voice," Garnett said. "He was terrific tonight." As were the rest of the Celtics, in unexpected areas.

A middling rebounding team, Boston held Minnesota to mere 25 defensive rebounds, pulling down 35 themselves. On offense, the path of least resistance was on the break against the third-worst transition defense in the league. Averaging just 12 fast-break points per game, Boston had scored 24 such points by halftime, two of which would be criminal not to mention in detail.

Less than a minute into the second quarter, Eddie House chased down a loose ball, tipped it to himself and then proceeded to save it from fleeing out of bounds by whipping a no-looker behind his back to Tony Allen. Not to be outdone, Allen then soared into the lane for the dunk and a foul.

"I didn't think he was athletic enough to get to the ball," Rivers said of House, "and then he made a play once [he did]."

"That was all random," Allen said. "I kind of surprised myself. I wanted to lay it up and I saw him running so hard, so I just finished."

Timberwolves
Celtics
     
    • 42.2%

    • 51.9%

    • 33.3%

    • 50.0%

    • 82.8%

    • 82.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN BOS
Total Rebounds 5 11
Offensive Rebounds 16 10
Turnovers 12 16
Fast Break Pts: 19 25
Biggest Lead: 4 26
Points in the Paint: 50 42
MIN BOS
p Flynn   21 Pierce   29
rb 2 players   11 Perkins   11
a Wilkins   6 Rondo   15
s 6 players   1 Rondo   3
b Wilkins   3 Perkins   3
 
  • 01/03 - MIN @ BOS
  • 03/27 - BOS @ MIN
Minnesota Timberwolves (15-67)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Wilkins F-G 37:54 7-15 2-3 2-5 -14 2 4 6 6 1 1 0 3 1 18
K. Love F-C 28:28 5-8 1-1 4-4 -10 5 6 11 5 4 1 1 0 1 15
A. Jefferson C-F 33:34 9-18 0-0 2-2 -19 5 6 11 0 3 1 1 0 1 20
C. Brewer G-F 30:54 3-10 0-1 2-2 -9 2 1 3 2 3 0 0 0 2 8
J. Flynn G 30:36 8-15 1-3 4-4 -10 1 1 2 2 3 1 4 0 1 21
N. Jawai   14:20 0-2 0-0 0-0 +3 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 0
R. Sessions   17:24 3-8 0-0 5-7 -8 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 11
S. Pavlovic   10:42 0-5 0-1 0-0 -4 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
R. Hollins   15:48 2-2 0-0 4-4 -8 1 3 4 0 5 0 1 2 0 8
W. Ellington   16:36 1-5 0-3 1-1 -11 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
O. Pecherov   03:44 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
B. Cardinal DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-90 4-12 24-29   16 25 41 18 24 6 12 5 7 104
  42.2% 33.3% 82.8%   team rebs: 5 total to: 13
Boston Celtics (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Pierce F 34:22 8-14 6-6 7-7 +16 1 6 7 4 3 0 2 0 1 29
K. Garnett F 27:52 4-5 0-0 2-2 +28 0 8 8 1 0 0 1 2 0 10
K. Perkins C 29:54 7-10 0-0 0-0 +15 4 7 11 3 3 0 6 3 3 14
R. Allen G 30:02 8-15 3-6 1-2 +9 0 1 1 1 5 0 0 0 1 20
R. Rondo G 32:37 6-12 0-1 1-2 +23 1 1 2 15 2 3 3 0 0 13
R. Wallace   20:19 3-6 0-3 4-4 -8 0 4 4 1 3 1 2 1 0 10
T. Allen   24:30 5-8 0-0 5-7 +16 0 6 6 3 4 1 0 1 0 15
S. Williams   13:50 0-2 0-0 0-2 +1 3 1 4 1 3 0 1 0 0 0
E. House   12:07 1-6 0-2 5-5 -2 0 0 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 7
B. Scalabrine   07:43 0-1 0-0 0-0 -6 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Giddens   03:22 0-1 0-0 0-0 -1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
L. Hudson   03:22 0-1 0-0 4-4 -1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
Total   240 42-81 9-18 29-35   10 35 45 34 25 7 16 7 5 122
  51.9% 50.0% 82.9%   team rebs: 11 total to: 16

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Blount, Gomes, Hart
  • Celtics: Daniels, Davis, Walker

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: Hollins
  • Celtics: Perkins

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #9 Derrick Stafford, #39 Kevin Fehr
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:20
Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29) Boston Celtics (25-8)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Perkins vs Jefferson (Garnett gains possession)
  11:47 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:46  
Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST)  11:32  
Flynn Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:32  
  11:23 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:22  
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK)  11:11  
  11:09 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:05
[BOS 2-0]
Perkins Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST) 
Love Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (1 AST)  10:55
[MIN 2-2]
 
  10:40 Pierce Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:39  
Jefferson Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (2 AST)  10:30
[MIN 4-2]
 
  10:13 Perkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wilkins (1 BLK) 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:12  
Wilkins Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:07
[MIN 6-2]
 
  09:52
[BOS 4-6]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (1 BLK)  09:25  
  09:24 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:20
[BOS 6-6]
Rondo Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  09:05  
  09:04 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:56
[BOS 8-6]
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed  08:34  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:33  
Love Tip Shot: Missed  08:33  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:31  
  08:30 Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:30
[MIN 7-8]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:30
[MIN 8-8]
 
  08:10 Pierce Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  08:10 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:07
[BOS 10-8]
Perkins Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Love Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  07:54
[MIN 10-10]
 
  07:38
[BOS 12-10]
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST) 
Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed  07:22  
  07:21 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:15
[BOS 14-10]
Allen Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST) 
  07:07 Rondo Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:55 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:46
[BOS 16-10]
Rondo Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:29 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:20
[BOS 18-10]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Perkins (1 AST) 
  06:05 Perkins Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed  05:56  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  05:55  
Love Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:55
[MIN 12-18]
 
  05:32 Garnett Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:31  
  05:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Jawai  05:31  
Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed  05:21  
Wilkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:20  
Rondo Violation:Kicked Ball  05:08  
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (2 BLK)  05:05  
  05:03 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:59
[BOS 20-12]
Allen Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST) 
Jawai Layup Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (3 BLK)  04:35  
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:33  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  04:32  
  04:31 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:28
[BOS 22-12]
Perkins Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:16  
Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions  04:16  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  04:16  
Love Jump Shot: Missed  04:00  
Wilkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:59  
Pavlovic Jump Shot: Missed  03:47  
  03:46 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:35 Garnett Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST) 
Wilkins Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST)  03:29
[MIN 14-22]
 
  03:05
[BOS 24-14]
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST) 
Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed  02:48  
  02:47 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:44 Pierce Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  02:44 Pierce Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  02:44 Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace 
  02:44 Pierce Substitution replaced by Allen 
Sessions Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST)  02:26  
  02:19
[BOS 26-14]
Allen Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST) 
Sessions Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:55
[MIN 16-26]
 
Wilkins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:49  
Love Substitution replaced by Hollins  01:49  
  01:49 Garnett Substitution replaced by Williams 
Jawai Substitution replaced by Jefferson  01:49  
  01:49 Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:49 Team Rebound 
  01:49
[BOS 27-16]
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:40 Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Wilkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:40  
Team Rebound  01:40  
Wilkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:40
[MIN 17-27]
 
  01:30
[BOS 30-17]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST) 
  01:24 Allen Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Wilkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:24
[MIN 18-30]
 
Wilkins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:24  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:23  
Pavlovic Jump Shot: Missed  01:15  
  01:14 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:52.9 Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:51.6 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Wilkins Substitution replaced by Brewer  00:44.5  
  00:44.5 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:40.9 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:39.4  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  00:19.8  
  00:18.6 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Jefferson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:18.6  
  00:18.6
[BOS 31-18]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:18.6 Jefferson Violation:Lane 
  00:18.6
[BOS 32-18]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  00:06.0 Rondo Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  00:06.0 Williams Substitution replaced by House 
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:06.0
[MIN 19-32]
 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Wilkins  00:06.0  
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:06.0  
  00:05.8 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:00.0
[BOS 34-19]
Wallace Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29) Boston Celtics (25-8)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Brewer Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  11:48
[MIN 21-34]
 
  11:29
[BOS 36-21]
Wallace Turnaround Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  11:24 Allen Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Sessions Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:House (1 ST)  11:20  
  11:17
[BOS 38-21]
Allen Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: House (1 AST) 
Brewer Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:17  
  11:17 Allen Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  11:16 Team Rebound 
Love Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  11:16  
  11:09 Wallace Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Jefferson Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  10:54
[MIN 23-38]
 
  10:36 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  10:35  
  10:26 Allen Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  10:26 Allen Substitution replaced by Pierce 
Williams Violation:Kicked Ball  10:21  
  10:14 Williams Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  10:14
[MIN 24-38]
 
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  10:14
[MIN 25-38]
 
  10:04 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:03  
Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wallace (1 BLK)  09:50  
  09:48 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:43
[BOS 41-25]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST) 
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  09:30  
  09:30 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:18
[BOS 44-25]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: House (2 AST) 
Sessions Layup Shot: Missed  09:04  
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  09:03  
Sessions Layup Shot: Missed  09:02  
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  09:00  
  08:59 Wallace Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:59  
Ellington Substitution replaced by Wilkins  08:59  
Wilkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Allen (1 BLK)  08:37  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:36  
Jefferson Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:35
[MIN 27-44]
 
  08:16 House Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:15 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  07:59 House 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  07:59  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:45 Team Rebound 
Love Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  07:45  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Jawai  07:45  
Love Substitution replaced by Hollins  07:45  
Brewer Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:30  
  07:30
[BOS 45-27]
House Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington  07:30  
  07:30
[BOS 46-27]
House Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  07:17 Williams Foul : Defense 3 Second (2 PF) 
  07:17 Williams Substitution replaced by Perkins 
Wilkins Free Throw Technical Missed  07:17  
Team Rebound  07:17  
Wilkins 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:04
[MIN 30-46]
 
  06:41 Perkins Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  06:41 Perkins Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Sessions Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:34
[MIN 32-46]
 
  06:34 Pierce Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  06:34 House Substitution replaced by Rondo 
  06:34 Wallace Substitution replaced by Garnett 
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:34  
  06:32 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:16
[BOS 48-32]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST) 
Hollins Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:50
[MIN 34-48]
 
Hollins Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:42  
  05:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
Jawai Substitution replaced by Jefferson  05:42  
  05:42
[BOS 49-34]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:42
[BOS 50-34]
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Sessions Jump Shot: Missed  05:33  
  05:32 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:25
[BOS 53-34]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST) 
Sessions Layup Shot: Missed  05:10  
  05:09 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn  05:09  
  04:54 Perkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hollins (1 BLK) 
  04:53 Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:48
[BOS 55-34]
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Hollins Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  04:42  
Hollins Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:42  
Hollins Technical  04:42  
  04:42
[BOS 56-34]
Pierce Free Throw Technical (12 PTS) 
Hollins Substitution replaced by Love  04:42  
  04:32 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  04:31  
Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:16 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:10
[BOS 58-34]
Perkins Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Allen (3 AST) 
  03:58 Allen Foul : Defense 3 Second (2 PF) 
Flynn Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  03:58
[MIN 35-58]
 
Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed  03:51  
  03:50 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Love Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:44  
Love Substitution replaced by Pecherov  03:44  
  03:44
[BOS 59-35]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  03:44
[BOS 60-35]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Flynn Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST)  03:24  
  03:22 Perkins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  03:22 Allen Substitution replaced by Allen 
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  03:10  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  03:09  
Jefferson Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:05
[MIN 37-60]
 
  02:50 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pecherov (1 ST) 
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  02:44
[MIN 39-60]
 
  02:26
[BOS 62-39]
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST) 
Pecherov Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  02:12  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:12  
  01:56
[BOS 64-39]
Perkins Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST) 
Pecherov Jump Shot: Missed  01:42  
Flynn Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:38  
  01:30 Allen Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:30
[MIN 40-64]
 
  01:30 Allen Substitution replaced by Allen 
Flynn Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:30
[MIN 41-64]
 
  01:21 Perkins Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO) 
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  01:05  
  01:04 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Jefferson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:59.6  
  00:59.6
[BOS 65-41]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  00:59.6
[BOS 66-41]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:45.9 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:40.4 Rondo Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Pecherov Jump Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
  00:28.4 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:01.9 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Pecherov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:01.3  
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29) Boston Celtics (25-8)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Wilkins Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  11:45
[MIN 43-66]
 
  11:32 Wilkins Violation:Kicked Ball 
  11:26
[BOS 68-43]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Rondo (10 AST) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (3 AST)  11:10
[MIN 45-68]
 
  10:56 Perkins Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  10:56 Perkins Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  10:46  
  10:45 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  10:39 Pierce Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wilkins (2 BLK) 
  10:38 Team Rebound 
  10:36 Perkins Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Flynn (1 ST) 
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:32
[MIN 47-68]
 
  10:11 Perkins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wilkins (3 BLK) 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  10:10  
Wilkins Jump Shot: Missed  09:58  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  09:57  
Jefferson Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:55
[MIN 49-68]
 
  09:35
[BOS 70-49]
Allen Reverse Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST) 
  09:31 Allen Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:31
[MIN 50-70]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:31
[MIN 51-70]
 
  09:21
[BOS 72-51]
Perkins Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rondo (11 AST) 
Flynn Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST)  09:02
[MIN 53-72]
 
Flynn Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:39  
  08:39 Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:39 Team Rebound 
  08:39
[BOS 73-53]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (2 BLK)  08:23  
  08:21 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  08:16 Rondo Layup Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  08:16  
Wilkins 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Flynn (1 AST)  08:07
[MIN 56-73]
 
  07:47
[BOS 76-56]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Perkins (2 AST) 
Love Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  07:34  
Love Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:34  
Love Substitution replaced by Hollins  07:34  
  07:20
[BOS 79-56]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Rondo (12 AST) 
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (4 AST)  07:10
[MIN 58-79]
 
  06:52 Allen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hollins (2 BLK) 
  06:51 Team Rebound 
  06:44 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:43  
Jefferson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:33  
  06:21 Pierce Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
  06:20 Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  06:17
[BOS 81-58]
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  06:00  
  05:59 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  05:41
[BOS 84-58]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Rondo (13 AST) 
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:29
[MIN 60-84]
 
Hollins Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:13  
  05:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Jawai  05:13  
  05:13
[BOS 85-60]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  05:13
[BOS 86-60]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  05:02  
  05:01 Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  04:42 Pierce Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  04:42 Pierce Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  04:42 Garnett Substitution replaced by Wallace 
Wilkins Floating Jump shot: Made (16 PTS)  04:34
[MIN 62-86]
 
  04:20 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:19  
Flynn 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (5 AST)  04:09
[MIN 65-86]
 
Hollins Foul : Personal (4 PF)  03:53  
  03:43
[BOS 88-65]
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Perkins (3 AST) 
  03:37 Wallace Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  03:31
[MIN 67-88]
 
  03:08 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:07 Team Rebound 
Jawai Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  03:07  
  02:50 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Hollins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:49  
Flynn Running Bank shot: Made (18 PTS)  02:40
[MIN 69-88]
 
  02:22 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Jawai (1 ST) 
Brewer Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Jawai (1 AST)  02:18
[MIN 71-88]
 
  01:50 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:49 Perkins Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:46  
  01:46 Pierce Substitution replaced by Allen 
  01:46 Rondo Substitution replaced by House 
  01:28
[BOS 90-71]
Allen Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: House (3 AST) 
Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Wallace (1 ST)  01:08  
Jawai Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:06  
Wilkins Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  01:06  
  01:06
[BOS 91-71]
House Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:06
[BOS 92-71]
House Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  00:57.9  
  00:57.3 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:49.9 House Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:48.5 Perkins Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  00:39.1 Perkins Technical 
Flynn Free Throw Technical (19 PTS)  00:39.1
[MIN 72-92]
 
  00:39.1 Perkins Substitution replaced by Williams 
  00:29.9 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:28.6  
Pavlovic Jump Shot: Missed  00:06.9  
  00:04.9 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:01.9 House 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.5 Williams Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Jefferson Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  11:45  
  11:45
[BOS 93-72]
Wallace Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  11:45
[BOS 94-72]
Wallace Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Ellington Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST)  11:32
[MIN 74-94]
 
  11:32 Allen Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
  11:32 Allen Substitution replaced by Scalabrine 
Ellington Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  11:32
[MIN 75-94]
 
  11:11
[BOS 96-75]
House Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
Pavlovic Jump Shot: Missed  10:53  
  10:52 Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Pavlovic Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:47  
Team Timeout : Regular  10:47  
  10:47 Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:47 Team Rebound 
  10:47
[BOS 97-75]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Jefferson Hook Shot: Missed  10:26  
Team Rebound  10:26  
Sessions Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Pavlovic (1 AST)  10:24
[MIN 77-97]
 
  09:57
[BOS 99-77]
Wallace Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: House (4 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Love (5 AST)  09:43
[MIN 79-99]
 
Ellington Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:17  
  09:17
[BOS 100-79]
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Ellington Substitution replaced by Brewer  09:17  
  09:17
[BOS 101-79]
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  09:05 Allen Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  09:05
[MIN 80-101]
 
Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Wilkins  09:05  
Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn  09:05  
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  09:05
[MIN 81-101]
 
Brewer Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:53  
  08:53 Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:53 Team Rebound 
  08:53 Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  08:52  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (6 AST)  08:40
[MIN 83-101]
 
  08:24 House Jump Shot: Missed 
Wilkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:23  
Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed  08:17  
  08:16 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:04 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:01 Team Rebound 
  08:01 House Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST)  07:52
[MIN 86-101]
 
  07:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:48 Williams Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  07:34 Wallace Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Jefferson (1 ST) 
Love Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS)  07:29
[MIN 88-101]
 
Brewer Foul : Defense 3 Second (3 PF)  07:11  
  07:11 Scalabrine Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  07:11
[BOS 102-88]
House Free Throw Technical (7 PTS) 
  07:11 House Substitution replaced by Rondo 
  07:05
[BOS 104-88]
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  06:38  
  06:25 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  06:24  
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  06:20  
Brewer Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:19  
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  06:18  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  06:16  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  06:15
[MIN 90-104]
 
  05:57 Allen Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:56 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:48
[BOS 106-90]
Allen Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rondo (14 AST) 
Wilkins Running Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Flynn (2 AST)  05:39
[MIN 92-106]
 
  05:25 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  05:24  
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  05:14
[MIN 94-106]
 
  04:56
[BOS 108-94]
Allen Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Wallace (1 AST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  04:42  
  04:41 Team Rebound 
Flynn Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  04:41  
  04:41 Allen Substitution replaced by Allen 
  04:41
[BOS 109-94]
Wallace Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  04:41
[BOS 110-94]
Wallace Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  04:33 Wallace Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  04:33 Wallace Substitution replaced by Perkins 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:33
[MIN 95-110]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  04:33
[MIN 96-110]
 
  04:20
[BOS 112-96]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Pierce (4 AST) 
Wilkins 3pt Shot: Missed  04:01  
  04:00 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  03:54 Perkins Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Wilkins (1 ST) 
Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Rondo (3 ST)  03:49  
  03:42 Allen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  03:41  
Flynn Jump Shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:33 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:23
[BOS 115-96]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Rondo (15 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:22  
  03:22 Pierce Substitution replaced by Giddens 
  03:22 Garnett Substitution replaced by Hudson 
  03:22 Rondo Substitution replaced by Scalabrine 
Love Substitution replaced by Sessions  03:22  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Jawai  03:22  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Ellington  03:22  
Flynn Substitution replaced by Hollins  03:22  
Ellington Jump Shot: Missed  03:04  
Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:02  
Hollins Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:01
[MIN 98-115]
 
  02:40
[BOS 118-98]
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Scalabrine (1 AST) 
  02:33 Hudson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  02:33 Allen Substitution replaced by Allen 
  02:33 Perkins Substitution replaced by Williams 
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:33
[MIN 99-118]
 
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:33
[MIN 100-118]
 
  02:25 Williams Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  02:25 Williams Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Wilkins Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  02:25  
Sessions Layup Shot: Missed  02:19  
  02:18 Scalabrine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:13 Hudson Jump Shot: Missed 
Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:12  
Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed  02:03  
  02:03 Williams Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  01:40 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Jawai Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:39  
  01:26 Allen Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Hollins Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:26
[MIN 101-118]
 
Hollins Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:26
[MIN 102-118]
 
  01:01 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:00 Giddens Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:59.9 Giddens Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:58.6  
Sessions Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  00:53.7  
Hollins Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  00:38.8  
  00:38.8
[BOS 119-102]
Hudson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:38.8
[BOS 120-102]
Hudson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  00:27.3 Scalabrine Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hollins Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:27.3
[MIN 103-120]
 
Hollins Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:27.3
[MIN 104-120]
 
  00:11.9 Scalabrine Jump Shot: Missed 
Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:10.8  
Pavlovic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hudson (1 ST)  00:06.2  
Sessions Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:05.9  
  00:05.9
[BOS 121-104]
Hudson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:05.9
[BOS 122-104]
Hudson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Jawai Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- CSN-NE Local 6:00 pm ET
-- FSNN-MIN Local 6:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
5th Northwest
15
67
1-9
10-31
5-36
BOS
1st Atlantic
50
32
3-7
24-17
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIN
Jefferson 17.1
Love 11.0
Flynn 4.4
Jefferson 1.2
Brewer 1.4
BOS
Pierce 24.3
Garnett 8.8
Rondo 11.8
Perkins 2.3
Rondo 2.4

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