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Notebook: Celtics 100, Wolves 79


Posted Friday March 30, 2012 11:40PM

By Jim Beilby, for NBA.com

THE FACTS: Doc Rivers preaches defense to his Boston Celtics and his teams gave him exactly what he wanted on Friday night, smothering the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-79. Boston not only outplayed Minnesota in nearly every aspect of the game, they physically intimidated the Wolves and took them out of any rhythm for most of the night.

With Ray Allen out for the fourth straight game with a bad ankle, Kevin Garnett scored 24, including 10 on key possession in the final quarter. Rajon Rondo only scored six points, which is right in line with his recent production -- he is only averaging 5.8 ppg over the last four games. But his focus on getting he teammates involved resulted in 17 assists. Rondo has recorded double-digit assists in the last 12 games, including tonight, the longest such streak in the league.

QUOTABLE: "Our defense is who we are ... it takes a ton of discipline to play this team, to take away all the back cuts. I thought our guys did a great job all night."
-- Rivers

THE STAT: The key stats all revolved around the defense of the Celtics. They held Minnesota to 34.7 percent shooting, 15 assists, and they forced 21 turnovers. Boston, on the other hand, shot 48.9%, accumulated 29 assists, and only had nine turnovers.

TURNING POINT: After trailing by as many as 16, Minnesota closed the gap to 10 points with 5:27 to play in the game. Kevin Garnett responded with back-to-back baskets, both over Kevin Love, and then two possessions later, another basket with the shot clock running down, to give Boston a commanding 17 point lead with 1:29 to play.

QUOTABLE II: "You can definitely learn a lot from that team, how hard they play, their mode and how they approach the game at this point of the season. It just didn't seem, myself included, that we had our legs. We were getting good shots, but things just seemed to rattle out and not fall for us."
-- Love, who led the Wolves with 22 points and 11 rebounds, both well under his season averages.

NOTABLE: Boston has now won 10 straight against Minnesota. ... Minnesota started 5-for-7 from three, but then made only one of their next seventeen. ... The 21 point loss by Minnesota is their largest margin of defeat this season. ... Love leads the NBA in scoring (31.3 ppg), rebounding (14.1 rpg), and 3-points field goals made (46) for the month of March. No player in league history has ever led the league in a calender month in these three statistical areas.

UP NEXT: For the Wolves, Sunday @ Portland, Monday @ Sacramento, Wednesday vs. Golden State. For the Celtics, Sunday vs. Miami, Wednesday vs. San Antonio, Thursday @ Chicago.

BOS
MIN
   
    • 48.9%

    • 34.7%

    • 33.3%

    • 25.0%

    • 72.7%

    • 84.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOSMIN
Total Rebounds4545
Offensive Rebounds1314
Turnovers920
Fast Break Pts:1511
Biggest Lead:212
Points in the Paint:4636
BOSMIN
pGarnett   24Love   22
rbGarnett   10Love   11
aRondo   17Ridnour   8
s2 players   3Webster   2
bStiemsma   2Webster   1
 
  • 03/30 - BOS 100 @ MIN 79
Boston Celtics (6-5)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
P. PierceF34:069-202-61-3+1718924120021
B. BassF36:035-130-02-2+1624603000112
K. GarnettC-F34:1012-180-00-0+16191043021024
A. BradleyG37:476-90-05-6+1412311310017
R. RondoG36:253-110-10-0+1833617232006
G. Stiemsma 22:324-40-00-0+23250601208
K. Dooling 18:563-72-40-0+20113200008
S. Pavlovic 14:000-50-10-0+41231111000
E. Moore 01:350-00-00-0+40001000000
R. Hollins 01:291-10-00-0+41010000002
M. Daniels 01:291-20-00-0+40110010002
J. Johnson 01:290-00-00-0+40000000000
R. AllenDND - Sore Right Ankle
Totals 24044-904-128-11 13324529229931100
 48.9%33.3%72.7% team rebs: 2total to: 9
Minnesota Timberwolves (5-4)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
W. JohnsonF-G21:522-71-40-0-150662001005
D. WilliamsF38:595-141-43-4-1925703150014
K. LoveF-C38:585-182-510-11-12471131030122
M. WebsterG-F29:392-70-10-0-123471120104
L. RidnourG35:447-131-30-0-1402283140115
A. Tolliver 27:223-50-02-4-112240112018
W. Ellington 25:400-60-42-2-51340002002
M. Lee 14:142-41-22-2-121230302007
B. Miller 07:330-10-12-2-51011101002
J. BareaDND - Bruised Right Quadriceps
M. BeasleyDND - Strained Left Great Toe
D. MilicicDNP - Coach's Decision
A. RandolphDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24026-756-2421-25 14314515135201379
 34.7%25.0%84.0% team rebs: 10total to: 21

inactive

  • Celtics: O'Neal, Pietrus
  • Timberwolves: Pekovic, Rubio

technical fouls

  • Celtics: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #23 Jason Phillips, #70 Brent Barnaky, #36 David Jones
  • Attendance: 19356
  • Duration: 2:07
Boston Celtics (29-22) Minnesota Timberwolves (25-28)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Williams vs Garnett (Rondo gains possession)
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  11:39  
  11:38 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:22 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:21 Webster Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:20
[MIN 2-0]
Webster Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  11:13  
  11:12 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:55 Webster Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:54  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  10:46  
  10:45 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:32 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:30  
Garnett Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ridnour (1 ST)  10:15  
  10:10 Williams Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST)  09:47
[BOS 2-2]
 
  09:29 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:29  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST)  09:16
[BOS 5-2]
 
  08:55
[MIN 4-5]
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  08:38  
  08:37 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:26 Ridnour Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bradley (1 ST) 
  08:25 Ridnour Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Pierce Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:14
[BOS 7-4]
 
  07:59 Webster Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:58 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:58 Love Tip Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:57  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST)  07:47
[BOS 9-4]
 
Garnett Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:29  
  07:25 Webster Jump Shot: Missed 
Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:24  
Rondo Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  07:16  
  07:15 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:10
[MIN 6-9]
Ridnour Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bradley Jump Shot: Missed  07:01  
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:00  
Bradley Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST)  06:55
[BOS 11-6]
 
  06:35 Ridnour Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST)  06:28
[BOS 13-6]
 
  05:58 Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:57  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:40 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:32 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:30  
Bradley Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST)  05:24
[BOS 15-6]
 
  05:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Stiemsma  05:17  
  05:02 Love Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:02  
  04:45 Ridnour Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:45
[BOS 16-6]
 
  04:45 Williams Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:45
[BOS 17-6]
 
  04:30
[MIN 9-17]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Webster (1 AST) 
Bradley Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Webster (1 ST)  04:11  
  04:06
[MIN 11-17]
Johnson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST) 
Stiemsma Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  03:47  
Stiemsma Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:47  
  03:29 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST) 
Stiemsma Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST)  03:19
[BOS 19-11]
 
Bass Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  03:05  
  03:05 Love Free Throw Technical Missed 
  03:05 Team Rebound 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Dooling  03:05  
  02:58
[MIN 13-19]
Love Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST) 
Stiemsma Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST)  02:36
[BOS 21-13]
 
  02:23 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:22  
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  02:10  
  02:09 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:03 Tolliver Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (1 BLK) 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:02  
Dooling 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST)  01:54
[BOS 24-13]
 
  01:30 Love Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:29  
Dooling 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST)  01:23
[BOS 27-13]
 
  01:04
[MIN 15-27]
Ridnour Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:47.2
[BOS 29-15]
 
Pierce Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  00:41.5  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:41.5  
Pierce Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  00:41.5  
  00:41.5 Johnson Substitution replaced by Ellington 
  00:41.5
[MIN 16-29]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:41.5
[MIN 17-29]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:31.4  
Stiemsma Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:31.4
[BOS 31-17]
 
  00:18.8
[MIN 20-31]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (4 AST) 
Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
  00:00.3 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (29-22) Minnesota Timberwolves (25-28)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:38
[MIN 23-31]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (5 AST) 
Garnett Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:19
[BOS 33-23]
 
  11:07
[MIN 26-33]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (6 AST) 
Pavlovic Jump Shot: Missed  10:39  
  10:38 Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:28 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:26  
  10:26 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Lee 
  10:26 Love Substitution replaced by Miller 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dooling (1 AST)  10:11
[BOS 35-26]
 
  09:48
[MIN 29-35]
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
Pavlovic Jump Shot: Missed  09:19  
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:17  
  09:16 Williams Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  08:56 Williams Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
  08:56  
Bradley Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:56
[BOS 36-29]
 
Bradley Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:56
[BOS 37-29]
 
Pavlovic Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:47  
  08:34 Tolliver Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Pavlovic (1 ST) 
Pavlovic Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Tolliver (1 ST)  08:33  
Stiemsma Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  08:30  
  08:30 Tolliver Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:30 Team Rebound 
  08:30
[MIN 30-37]
Tolliver Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Bradley Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST)  08:14
[BOS 39-30]
 
  07:52 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:51  
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:38
[BOS 41-30]
 
  07:23 Miller Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Pierce  07:23  
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Bass  07:23  
  07:10 Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  07:10 Miller Substitution replaced by Love 
Garnett Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:59 Tolliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:43
[MIN 32-41]
Lee Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Dooling Substitution replaced by Rondo  06:35  
  06:28 Ellington Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
  06:28 Lee Foul: Inbound (1 PF) 
Bradley Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:28
[BOS 42-32]
 
Bradley Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  06:28
[BOS 43-32]
 
Rondo Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:17  
  06:02 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  05:47  
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:46  
Pierce Tip Shot: Missed  05:44  
  05:43 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:42 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST) 
Bass Layup Shot: Missed  05:40  
  05:39 Team Rebound 
  05:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:39 Tolliver Substitution replaced by Webster 
  05:26 Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Rondo (3 ST) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST)  05:15
[BOS 45-32]
 
  05:00 Lee Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:58 Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:45 Love Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
  04:30 Williams Foul: Defense 3 Second (2 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw Technical (8 PTS)  04:30
[BOS 46-32]
 
  04:30 Lee Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:19 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:08
[MIN 34-46]
Williams Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST)  03:47
[BOS 48-34]
 
  03:33 Webster 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:31  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rondo (10 AST)  03:15
[BOS 50-34]
 
  02:53
[MIN 36-50]
Williams Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (7 AST) 
Pierce Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  02:53  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:53  
  02:53
[MIN 37-50]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Bass Layup Shot: Missed Block: Webster (1 BLK)  02:35  
  02:33 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:21 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:20  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  02:14  
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:13  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  02:07  
  02:06 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:50 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:49  
Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Webster (2 ST)  01:44  
  01:36 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:35  
Bradley Reverse Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rondo (11 AST)  01:29
[BOS 52-37]
 
  01:20
[MIN 40-52]
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  00:53.9  
  00:52.4 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:48.5
[MIN 42-52]
Ridnour Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (12 AST)  00:42.5
[BOS 54-42]
 
  00:37.9 Ridnour Running Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:36.9 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:36.9
[MIN 44-54]
Love Tip Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Garnett Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  00:36.9  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Stiemsma  00:36.9  
Team Timeout : Short  00:36.9  
  00:36.9 Williams Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
  00:36.9
[MIN 45-54]
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Rondo Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:12.0
[BOS 56-45]
 
  00:05.7 Tolliver Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Dooling  00:05.7  
Bass Substitution replaced by Moore  00:05.7  
Dooling Layup Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
  00:00.1 Tolliver Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (29-22) Minnesota Timberwolves (25-28)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:38 Love Layup Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  11:37  
Pierce Jump Bank Shot: Missed  11:32  
  11:31 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  11:12 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:10 Team Rebound 
Rondo Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  11:10  
  10:55
[MIN 47-56]
Ridnour Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
Bradley Jump Shot: Missed  10:38  
  10:37 Webster Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Bass Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  10:31  
  10:13 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:12  
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:07  
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  10:06  
Pierce Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  09:55  
  09:54 Webster Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:38 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bradley (2 ST) 
Garnett Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rondo (13 AST)  09:34
[BOS 58-47]
 
  09:15 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:14  
Pierce Running Bank shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rondo (14 AST)  09:07
[BOS 60-47]
 
  09:07 Webster Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  09:07  
  09:06 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:50 Love Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  08:49  
Bradley Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rondo (15 AST)  08:36
[BOS 62-47]
 
  08:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:13 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:12 Webster Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:10
[MIN 49-62]
Webster Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST)  07:52
[BOS 64-49]
 
Garnett Foul: Personal (3 PF)  07:41  
  07:29 Ridnour Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK) 
  07:28 Team Rebound 
Bass Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  07:26  
  07:26 Williams Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed 
  07:26 Team Rebound 
  07:26
[MIN 50-64]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 3 (11 PTS) 
  07:26 Johnson Substitution replaced by Ellington 
  07:26
[MIN 51-64]
Williams Free Throw 3 of 3 (12 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  07:02  
Bradley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:01  
Bass Layup Shot: Missed  06:45  
  06:42 Team Rebound 
  06:20 Webster Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:18 Team Rebound 
Pierce Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  06:18  
  06:18
[MIN 52-64]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  06:18
[MIN 53-64]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Bradley (1 AST)  06:00
[BOS 67-53]
 
  05:43 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:42 Webster Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  05:40 Ellington Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:39 Ellington Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Bradley Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:39  
  05:39
[MIN 54-67]
Ellington Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Stiemsma  05:39  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Dooling  05:39  
  05:39
[MIN 55-67]
Ellington Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Pierce Reverse Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Rondo (16 AST)  05:29
[BOS 69-55]
 
  05:18 Love 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (2 BLK) 
Dooling Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:17  
  05:16 Love Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bass Driving Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:56
[BOS 71-55]
 
  04:43
[MIN 57-71]
Ridnour Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  04:25  
  04:23 Webster Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  04:14
[MIN 59-71]
Williams Slam Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (8 AST) 
Pierce Pullup Jump shot: Made (19 PTS)  03:54
[BOS 73-59]
 
  03:42 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:40 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Dooling Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  03:39  
  03:39
[MIN 60-73]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  03:39 Williams Substitution replaced by Tolliver 
  03:39
[MIN 61-73]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  03:28  
  03:27 Webster Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:19
[MIN 63-73]
Tolliver Slam Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Dooling 3pt Shot: Missed  02:58  
Rondo Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:57  
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:54
[BOS 75-63]
 
  02:39 Ridnour Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:37 Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  02:35 Love Layup Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:34  
Pierce Foul: Offensive Charge (4 PF)  02:31  
Pierce Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  02:31  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:31  
Pierce Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  02:31  
  02:24 Ridnour Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
  02:23 Ridnour Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dooling (2 AST)  02:06
[BOS 77-63]
 
Stiemsma Foul: Personal (3 PF)  01:54  
  01:54
[MIN 64-77]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  01:54
[MIN 65-77]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  01:40  
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  01:39  
Stiemsma Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:39
[BOS 79-65]
 
  01:25
[MIN 67-79]
Ridnour Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Bass Substitution replaced by Garnett  01:04  
Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed  00:59.9  
  00:58.5 Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  00:40.1 Ellington Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  00:40.1 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Lee 
Rondo Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO)  00:23.5  
  00:05.1 Lee Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Pierce  00:05.1  
Rondo Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.6  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Boston Celtics (29-22) Minnesota Timberwolves (25-28)
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Dooling Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Garnett (4 AST)  11:47
[BOS 81-67]
 
Stiemsma Foul: Shooting (4 PF)  11:36  
  11:36
[MIN 68-81]
Lee Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  11:36 Love Substitution replaced by Miller 
  11:36
[MIN 69-81]
Lee Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Garnett Slam Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Pavlovic (1 AST)  11:21
[BOS 83-69]
 
  11:07 Ellington Turnover : Palming Turnover (2 TO) 
Pavlovic Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:52  
  10:51 Ellington Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Bradley Violation:Kicked Ball  10:46  
  10:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:29 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:28 Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Dooling Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  10:27  
  10:27
[MIN 70-83]
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:27
[MIN 71-83]
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Dooling Jump Shot: Missed  10:13  
  10:12 Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:53 Williams Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  09:51  
  09:33 Lee Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Dooling (3 AST)  09:21
[BOS 85-71]
 
  09:00 Williams Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Dooling 3pt Shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:34 Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:31 Lee Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Bradley (3 ST) 
Bradley Jump Shot: Missed  08:08  
Pavlovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:04  
Pavlovic Tip Shot: Missed  08:04  
  08:02 Ellington Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:43 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:42 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:39 Williams Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  07:38 Tolliver Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:38
[MIN 73-85]
Tolliver Tip Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  07:19 Lee Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Bradley Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  07:19
[BOS 86-73]
 
  07:19 Miller Substitution replaced by Love 
Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Pierce  07:19  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Bass  07:19  
Dooling Substitution replaced by Rondo  07:19  
Bradley Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:19  
  07:18 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:05
[MIN 75-86]
Tolliver Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  06:44  
  06:43 Team Rebound 
Stiemsma Foul: Loose Ball (5 PF)  06:43  
  06:31 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  06:30  
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  06:26
[BOS 88-75]
 
  06:26 Tolliver Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:26  
  06:26 Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  06:02 Ellington Jump Shot: Missed 
Stiemsma Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  06:01  
  05:51  
  05:51 Lee Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  05:45  
  05:44 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:27
[MIN 77-88]
Love Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Stiemsma Foul: Shooting (6 PF)  05:27  
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Garnett  05:27  
  05:27
[MIN 78-88]
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (22 PTS) 
Pierce Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  05:08  
Rondo Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  05:08  
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  05:04  
  05:04 Ellington Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:49 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bradley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:48  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)  04:32
[BOS 90-78]
 
  04:21 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  04:20  
Garnett Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (22 PTS)  03:55
[BOS 92-78]
 
  03:44 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST) 
Garnett Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST)  03:31  
  03:20 Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:19  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  02:58  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:58  
  02:44 Williams Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) 
  02:44 Williams Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  02:28  
  02:27 Team Rebound 
Bass Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  02:27  
  02:27
[MIN 79-92]
Tolliver Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  02:27 Tolliver Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  02:27  
Rondo Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  02:10  
Bass Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:09  
Bass Tip Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:09
[BOS 94-79]
 
  01:51 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  01:49  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Rondo (17 AST)  01:29
[BOS 96-79]
 
  01:29 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:29 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Lee 
  01:29 Love Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Pavlovic  01:29  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Hollins  01:29  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Moore  01:29  
Rondo Substitution replaced by Daniels  01:29  
Bass Substitution replaced by Johnson  01:29  
  01:19 Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:18 Tolliver Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:09 Tolliver Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:08 Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  01:04 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Daniels (1 ST) 
Daniels Jump Shot: Missed  00:58.9  
Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:57.1  
Hollins Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:56.1
[BOS 98-79]
 
  00:47.9 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pavlovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:46.8  
Daniels Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST)  00:43.1
[BOS 100-79]
 
  00:22.9 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Daniels Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:20.9  
End of 4th Quarter
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