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Notebook: Celtics 101, Timberwolves 97


Brian Robb, for NBA.com
Posted Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:15 AM - Updated Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:15 AM

THE FACT: After Monday's win, The Celtics have defeated the Timberwolves nine consecutive times at the TD Garden, a streak that dates back to the 2004-05 season.

THE LEAD: Jared Sullinger scored 15 of his team-high 24 points in the fourth quarter, as the Boston Celtics (12-14) fought back from a late deficit to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves (12-13), 101-97. Sullinger also added 11 rebounds in the win, giving him his fourth double-double of the season. Kevin Love had a game-high 27 points in the setback, but needed 27 shots to do so. Poor shooting wasn't just a problem for Love, as the visitors struggled shooting the ball all night, hitting just 37.8 percent of their shots and missing 11 free throws. Avery Bradley added 19 points for the hosts, as the Celtics took control of the game during closing moments to escape with their eighth victory in their past 12 games.

QUOTABLE: "We just tried to make it difficult. We understand that we're small and we had to play as a group tonight. With Kevin Love playing inside-outside, got big [Pekovic] in there, and Corey Brewer likes to leak down and back-cut at times, so we were just protecting the rim as a unit and playing hard."
-- Sullinger on limiting Minnesota's offense

THE STAT: After getting beat up on the glass to the tune of 17 offensive rebounds by the Wolves over the first three quarters, the Celtics toughened up down the stretch in the paint and limited Minnesota to just two offensive rebounds over the final 12 minutes.

TURNING POINT: The Celtics limited the Wolves to just five points over the final 3:47 of the fourth quarter. The visitors shot just 2-for-10 from the field during that stretch, allowing the Celtics to overcome a three-point deficit and earn the victory.

QUOTABLE II: "It's just a disappointing loss. We had every chance to win that game; couldn't make a layup, couldn't make a shot, for our starters it really was a struggle. We just missed too many opportunities that were right there for us."
-- Wolves coach Rick Adelman

HOT: Bradley -- The fourth-year guard came firing out of the gate after the opening tip, scoring Boston's first six points of the game over the opening 90 seconds. He finished with 10 points of his 19 points in the first quarter.

NOT: Minnesota's starting backcourt. Both Ricky Rubio and Brewer struggled mightily with their offense, as they combined to shoot a putrid 15 percent (3-for-20) from the field during the loss. They also scored a mere eight points combined.

FANTASY SPOTLIGHT: J.J. Barea -- The reserve point guard looked sharp in his return to Boston, where he spent his college days down the road playing at Northeastern. With Rubio struggling, Barea picked up the slack Monday night with his first double-double of the season, finishing with 10 points and a season-high 11 assists.

ROOKIE WATCH: Vitor Faverani -- The rookie big man held his own in a matchup with Nikola Pekovic, tallying six points and five rebounds in just 11 minutes.

GOOD MOVE: Coming off the first night of a back-to-back Adelman elected to go deep into his bench in the first half and it paid dividends immediately for the Wolves. The second unit scored 26 of Minnnesota's 50 points in the opening 24 minutes, helping the visitors come back from a nine-point deficit and take the lead in the second half.

NOTABLE: Kevin Martin did not play due to a sprained right knee. Robbie Hummel started in his place at shooting guard. ...Kris Humphries returned to the lineup after missing two games for Boston with a bruised right knee. He scored eight points in 21 minutes. ... Brandon Bass played just 13 minutes due to foul trouble. ... The loss was Minnesota's fifth game in seven nights. ... The Wolves still have not swept a season series against Boston since the 2000-01 season.

UP NEXT: For the Celtics, Wednesday vs. Detroit, Saturday vs. Washington, Sunday @ Indiana. For the Timberwolves, Wednesday vs. Portland, Friday @ LA Lakers, Sunday @ LA Clippers.

MIN
BOS
     
    • 37.8%

    • 44.2%

    • 27.6%

    • 33.3%

    • 57.7%

    • 78.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN BOS
Total Rebounds 51 50
Offensive Rebounds 19 14
Turnovers 7 12
Fast Break Pts: 7 6
Biggest Lead: 6 9
Points in the Paint: 40 38
MIN BOS
p Love   27 Sullinger   24
rb Love   14 Sullinger   11
a Barea   11 Sullinger   5
s Rubio   2 3 players   1
b Green   2
 
  • 11/16 - BOS 88 @ MIN 106
  • 12/16 - MIN 97 @ BOS 101
Minnesota Timberwolves (12-13)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Hummel F 19:09 1-4 0-1 0-0 -4 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
K. Love F 36:16 9-25 2-11 7-11 -11 5 9 14 1 2 1 1 0 1 27
N. Pekovic C 25:08 6-16 0-0 1-4 -8 4 3 7 1 4 1 1 0 2 13
C. Brewer G 21:51 1-8 0-3 2-2 -13 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 4
R. Rubio G 21:32 2-12 1-3 1-2 -11 2 3 5 3 3 2 0 0 0 6
D. Cunningham   21:18 5-6 0-0 2-2 +4 3 3 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 12
L. Mbah a Moute   28:45 4-4 1-1 0-0 +1 0 6 6 2 1 1 1 0 0 9
J. Barea   26:46 4-10 2-4 0-0 +6 1 1 2 11 1 0 1 0 0 10
A. Shved   26:00 3-9 2-6 2-4 +8 1 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 10
G. Dieng   13:16 2-4 0-0 0-1 +8 1 2 3 0 4 1 1 0 0 4
K. Martin DND - Left Knee Soreness
S. Muhammad DNP - Coach's Decision
A.J. Price DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-98 8-29 15-26   19 32 51 22 20 6 7 0 3 97
  37.8% 27.6% 57.7%   team rebs: 16 total to: 7
Boston Celtics (12-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Green F 31:03 3-11 1-4 1-1 +6 1 4 5 2 1 0 3 2 0 8
B. Bass F 13:33 0-5 0-0 0-0 -3 1 2 3 0 5 1 0 0 0 0
J. Sullinger C 36:01 7-14 1-2 9-11 -9 3 8 11 5 4 0 1 0 0 24
A. Bradley G 32:44 9-17 1-5 0-0 +6 2 3 5 2 2 0 1 0 0 19
J. Crawford G 34:37 6-14 1-4 2-2 +13 0 4 4 4 2 0 3 0 0 15
K. Humphries   21:11 4-5 0-0 0-0 +14 2 5 7 2 2 1 0 0 0 8
K. Olynyk   13:18 2-3 2-2 3-4 +2 2 2 4 1 5 0 3 0 0 9
G. Wallace   17:01 1-3 1-2 1-3 -2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
C. Lee   15:16 1-4 0-1 2-2 -2 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 4
P. Pressey   13:23 2-6 0-0 0-0 -9 1 2 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 4
V. Faverani   11:53 3-4 0-1 0-0 +4 1 4 5 0 2 0 0 1 0 6
K. Bogans DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Brooks DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-86 7-21 18-23   14 36 50 19 25 3 12 3 0 101
  44.2% 33.3% 78.3%   team rebs: 8 total to: 13

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Budinger, Turiaf
  • Celtics: Rondo

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Celtics: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 10
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #32 Eddie F. Rush, #55 Bill Kennedy, #65 Sean Wright
  • Attendance: 17071
  • Duration: 2:12
Minnesota Timberwolves (12-14) Boston Celtics (13-14)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Bass vs Pekovic (Sullinger gains possession)
  11:46
[BOS 2-0]
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (1 AST) 
Pekovic Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  11:24  
  11:23 Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:16
[BOS 4-0]
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Brewer Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Bass (1 ST)  10:49  
  10:44
[BOS 6-0]
Bradley Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (1 AST)  10:28
[MIN 2-6]
 
  10:08
[BOS 8-2]
Sullinger Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  09:57  
  09:55 Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:51 Crawford Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  09:44  
Hummel Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:43  
  09:36 Bass Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  09:29  
  09:28 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:20 Green Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST) 
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:14  
  09:13 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:03 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:02  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  08:53
[MIN 4-8]
 
  08:33 Green Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
  08:31 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:28 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:27 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:26  
  08:19
[BOS 10-4]
Crawford Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:05  
  08:04 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:57 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:55  
Brewer Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:52
[MIN 6-10]
 
  07:38 Sullinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:37  
Love Jump Shot: Missed  07:20  
  07:19 Team Rebound 
Pekovic Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  07:19  
  07:04 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:03 Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:03
[BOS 12-6]
Sullinger Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Hummel Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  07:03  
  07:03
[BOS 13-6]
Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Rubio Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  06:53  
  06:52 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:45 Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Hummel Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:44  
  06:40 Bass Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:40  
Team Rebound  06:40  
  06:40 Bass Substitution replaced by Humphries 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:40
[MIN 7-13]
 
  06:27 Bradley Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:26 Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:23
[BOS 16-7]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:15  
  06:03 Humphries Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Pekovic Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  05:51  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:50  
Love Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:50
[MIN 9-16]
 
  05:35 Green Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:34  
Hummel Jump Shot: Missed  05:16  
Team Rebound  05:15  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  05:11  
Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:09  
  05:05 Sullinger Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:05
[MIN 10-16]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:05  
  05:05 Humphries Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:53 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:52  
Brewer Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  04:49  
  04:33 Green Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:32  
  04:29 Crawford Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
  04:29 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:29
[MIN 11-16]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:29
[MIN 12-16]
 
  04:12
[BOS 18-12]
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Crawford (1 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  03:56  
Hummel Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:54  
Hummel Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:54
[MIN 14-18]
 
  03:33
[BOS 20-14]
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Humphries (1 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:10
[MIN 16-20]
 
  03:01 Green Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:01 Green Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham  03:01  
  02:48 Humphries Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  02:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:48 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Olynyk 
  02:48 Green Substitution replaced by Wallace 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:48  
Team Rebound  02:48  
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:48
[MIN 17-20]
 
  02:34 Bradley Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:33  
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  02:09  
  02:07 Humphries Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:55
[BOS 22-17]
Humphries Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  01:40  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:39  
  01:37 Olynyk Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Cunningham Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:37
[MIN 18-22]
 
Hummel Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute  01:37  
  01:37 Bradley Substitution replaced by Lee 
Cunningham Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:37
[MIN 19-22]
 
  01:19
[BOS 24-19]
Lee Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  00:55.9  
  00:55.4 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:38.3 Olynyk Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:37.3 Team Rebound 
Cunningham Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  00:37.3  
Rubio Substitution replaced by Barea  00:37.3  
  00:29.4
[BOS 27-19]
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST) 
Barea Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:11.8
[MIN 21-27]
 
  00:01.1
[BOS 29-21]
Crawford Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (12-14) Boston Celtics (13-14)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Pekovic Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:44
[MIN 23-29]
 
  11:27 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:26 Team Rebound 
  11:26 Humphries Substitution replaced by Faverani 
  11:14 Faverani 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:13  
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  11:05  
  11:03 Pressey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:52 Olynyk Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  10:32 Pressey Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Barea Floating Jump shot: Missed  10:25  
Shved Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:24  
  10:23 Faverani Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:23  
Team Rebound  10:23  
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:23  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  10:21  
Pekovic Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  10:10  
  10:09 Faverani Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:57 Pressey Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  09:55 Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:45
[BOS 31-23]
Pressey Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  09:28 Olynyk Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Shved Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:28
[MIN 24-31]
 
Shved Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:28  
  09:27 Faverani Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Cunningham Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  09:11  
  09:11 Olynyk Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:11 Team Rebound 
  09:11
[BOS 32-24]
Olynyk Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST)  08:51
[MIN 26-32]
 
Pekovic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:24  
  08:24  
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Dieng  08:24  
  08:24 Olynyk Substitution replaced by Sullinger 
  08:24
[BOS 33-26]
Lee Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:24
[BOS 34-26]
Lee Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Mbah a Moute Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (1 AST)  08:12
[MIN 28-34]
 
  07:49 Lee Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  07:48 Faverani Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:47
[BOS 36-28]
Faverani Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST)  07:40
[MIN 31-36]
 
  07:21
[BOS 38-31]
Faverani Running Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Barea Fadeaway Bank shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:55 Pressey Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:45 Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:44  
Dieng Driving Dunk Shot: Missed  06:37  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  06:36  
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mbah a Moute (1 AST)  06:31
[MIN 33-38]
 
  06:03 Sullinger Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:02  
Mbah a Moute Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:48
[MIN 35-38]
 
  05:38
[BOS 40-35]
Pressey Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Mbah a Moute 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST)  05:18
[MIN 38-40]
 
  05:08 Team Timeout : Regular 
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Love  05:08  
  05:08 Wallace Substitution replaced by Green 
  05:08 Pressey Substitution replaced by Crawford 
  05:08 Faverani Substitution replaced by Bass 
Dieng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:52  
  04:52
[BOS 41-38]
Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  04:52 Lee Substitution replaced by Bradley 
  04:52
[BOS 42-38]
Sullinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Shved 3pt Shot: Missed  04:39  
  04:38 Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:22 Bradley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:09
[MIN 41-42]
 
  03:45
[BOS 44-41]
Green Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (3 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  03:29  
Team Rebound  03:29  
  03:29 Bradley Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Shved Jump Shot: Missed  03:20  
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:20  
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:20
[MIN 43-44]
 
  03:20 Sullinger Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  03:20  
  03:19 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:09 Crawford Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:08  
Shved Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Barea (4 AST)  03:02
[MIN 45-44]
 
  02:51 Sullinger Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:49  
Mbah a Moute Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  02:45  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:45  
  02:34 Green Jump Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:33  
Love Jump Hook Shot: Missed  02:10  
  02:09 Team Rebound 
  01:56 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
Shved Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:55  
Dieng Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  01:43  
  01:29
[BOS 46-45]
Crawford Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:14  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  01:13  
  01:12 Bass Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:12
[MIN 46-46]
 
  01:12 Bass Substitution replaced by Olynyk 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:12
[MIN 47-46]
 
  01:01 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:59.9  
Love Jump Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Barea (5 AST)  00:46.9
[MIN 49-46]
 
Dieng Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:39.9  
  00:39.9 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:35.5
[BOS 49-49]
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (4 AST) 
  00:24.5 Olynyk Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:24.5  
Team Rebound  00:24.5  
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:24.5
[MIN 50-49]
 
Dieng Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:04.0  
  00:04.0
[BOS 50-50]
Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:04.0 Olynyk Substitution replaced by Wallace 
  00:04.0
[BOS 51-50]
Sullinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Shved 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (12-14) Boston Celtics (13-14)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Green (1 BLK)  11:49  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:48  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed  11:47  
  11:46 Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  11:31 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  11:30  
Brewer Running Jump Shot: Missed  11:13  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  11:13  
Pekovic Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:10
[MIN 52-51]
 
  10:55 Bradley Jump Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:54  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  10:47  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  10:46  
Pekovic Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:46
[MIN 54-51]
 
  10:32 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
Hummel Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:31  
Pekovic Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS)  10:16
[MIN 56-51]
 
  09:51 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  09:50  
Hummel 3pt Shot: Missed  09:44  
Team Rebound  09:43  
  09:43 Bass Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) 
  09:30 Bass Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:30  
Team Rebound  09:30  
  09:30 Bass Substitution replaced by Humphries 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  09:30
[MIN 57-51]
 
  09:13
[BOS 53-57]
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (5 AST) 
Rubio Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  09:02  
  09:01 Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:52 Humphries Hook Bank Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:50  
Hummel Jump Shot: Missed  08:43  
Rubio Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:40  
Pekovic Hook Shot: Missed  08:28  
Team Rebound  08:27  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  08:18  
  08:15 Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:11 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:10  
Love Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  07:54  
Pekovic Foul: Personal (3 PF)  07:45  
  07:38 Crawford Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Love Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  07:29
[MIN 59-53]
 
  07:16
[BOS 55-59]
Green Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  07:16  
  07:16
[BOS 56-59]
Green Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:51 Humphries Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:39
[BOS 59-59]
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Crawford (2 AST) 
Brewer Driving Dunk Shot: Missed  06:35  
  06:34 Team Rebound 
  06:19 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  06:18  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST)  06:11
[MIN 62-59]
 
  06:00 Crawford Jump Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  05:59  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  05:47  
  05:44 Crawford Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:37 Green Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Pekovic (1 ST) 
  05:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:35 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Faverani 
Rubio Running Layup Shot: Missed  05:25  
  05:24 Faverani Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:16
[BOS 61-62]
Crawford Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  04:59  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  04:58  
Pekovic Tip Shot: Missed  04:58  
  04:57 Humphries Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:47 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  04:46  
  04:45 Bradley Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Pekovic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Humphries (1 ST)  04:28  
  04:22
[BOS 63-62]
Humphries Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST) 
Pekovic Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Faverani (1 BLK)  04:02  
  04:01 Faverani Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:56
[BOS 65-62]
Bradley Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Humphries (2 AST) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  03:31  
  03:29 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:25 Crawford 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:23 Bradley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:23  
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham  03:23  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:23  
Hummel Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute  03:23  
  03:15
[BOS 68-62]
Crawford 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Bradley (1 AST) 
  03:01 Faverani Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Love Free Throw Technical (17 PTS)  03:01
[MIN 63-68]
 
Love Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  02:46  
  02:45 Bradley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:39 Green Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:38 Bradley Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:32
[BOS 70-63]
Bradley Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Rubio Driving Jump shot: Missed  02:17  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  02:16  
Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Green (2 BLK)  02:14  
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  02:12  
  02:09 Faverani Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:09  
Team Rebound  02:09  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Shved  02:09  
Rubio Substitution replaced by Barea  02:09  
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  02:09
[MIN 64-70]
 
  01:45 Crawford Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Shved Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:44  
Love Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Barea (6 AST)  01:37
[MIN 66-70]
 
  01:22
[BOS 72-66]
Faverani Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Green (2 AST) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Shved (1 AST)  01:03
[MIN 68-72]
 
  00:51.9 Crawford Jump Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  00:50.8  
  00:44.9 Crawford Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Shved Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:44.9  
Team Rebound  00:44.9  
  00:44.9 Bradley Substitution replaced by Wallace 
  00:44.9 Crawford Substitution replaced by Lee 
  00:44.9 Green Substitution replaced by Pressey 
Shved Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:44.9
[MIN 69-72]
 
  00:31.0 Pressey Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  00:30.0 Humphries Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:30.0
[BOS 74-69]
Humphries Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Pressey (1 ST)  00:11.9  
  00:04.9 Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  00:01.9  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:36 Pressey Jump Shot: Missed 
Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  11:35  
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Barea (7 AST)  11:17
[MIN 71-74]
 
  10:53 Olynyk Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  10:53 Olynyk Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Shved Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  10:36  
  10:35 Olynyk Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:20
[BOS 76-71]
Sullinger Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Olynyk (1 AST) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Barea (8 AST)  10:06
[MIN 73-76]
 
  09:43 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:40 Olynyk Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:31
[BOS 78-73]
Sullinger Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lee (2 AST) 
Dieng Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  09:14  
  09:13 Olynyk Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:05 Lee Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST) 
  09:04 Sullinger Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:51
[MIN 75-78]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  08:50  
  08:33 Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:31 Olynyk Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:21
[BOS 81-75]
Wallace 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lee (3 AST) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:00
[MIN 78-81]
 
Shved Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:48  
  07:48  
  07:48
[BOS 82-78]
Olynyk Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  07:48
[BOS 83-78]
Olynyk Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  07:37 Pressey Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Barea (9 AST)  07:30
[MIN 80-83]
 
Dieng Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (3 FTA)  07:08  
  07:08
[BOS 84-80]
Wallace Free Throw 1 of 3 (4 PTS) 
  07:08 Wallace Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed 
  07:08 Team Rebound 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Love  07:08  
  07:08 Wallace Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed 
  07:07 Pressey Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:55 Olynyk Foul: Offensive (5 PF) 
  06:55 Olynyk Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  06:45  
Barea Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:44  
Mbah a Moute Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Shved (2 AST)  06:40
[MIN 82-84]
 
  06:24 Pressey Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  06:23  
Love Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (2 AST)  06:15
[MIN 84-84]
 
  06:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:14 Lee Substitution replaced by Humphries 
  06:14 Pressey Substitution replaced by Crawford 
  06:14 Olynyk Substitution replaced by Bradley 
  06:02
[BOS 86-84]
Sullinger Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Bradley (2 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:40 Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:34 Wallace Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:33 Humphries Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Mbah a Moute Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  05:28  
  05:28 Wallace Substitution replaced by Green 
  05:23 Bradley Jump Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  05:22  
Barea Layup Shot: Missed  05:04  
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:8)  05:02  
Love Tip Shot: Made (24 PTS)  05:02
[MIN 86-86]
 
  04:42
[BOS 88-86]
Humphries Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Crawford (3 AST) 
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Barea (10 AST)  04:23
[MIN 89-88]
 
  04:08
[BOS 90-89]
Sullinger Hook Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  04:00  
  03:59 Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:58 Sullinger Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  03:58 Sullinger Turnover : Offensive Foul Turnover (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:58  
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Pekovic  03:58  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Barea (11 AST)  03:48
[MIN 92-90]
 
  03:29 Crawford Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:27 Sullinger Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:25 Sullinger Layup Shot: Missed 
Mbah a Moute Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  03:24  
Pekovic Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  03:02  
  03:01 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:52
[BOS 92-92]
Crawford Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Shved 3pt Shot: Missed  02:34  
  02:33 Sullinger Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  02:22
[BOS 95-92]
Sullinger 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Crawford (4 AST) 
Shved 3pt Shot: Missed  01:58  
  01:56 Humphries Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  01:47 Team Turnover : 8 Second Violation 
  01:47 Humphries Substitution replaced by Bass 
Love Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:31  
  01:30 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:14 Crawford Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Mbah a Moute (1 ST) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Mbah a Moute (2 AST)  01:06
[MIN 94-95]
 
  00:42.9 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:41.9  
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  00:24.9  
  00:23.4 Sullinger Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Barea Foul: Personal Take (1 PF)  00:19.0  
Pekovic Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:17.9  
  00:17.9
[BOS 96-94]
Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  00:17.9
[BOS 97-94]
Sullinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:17.9  
Mbah a Moute Substitution replaced by Hummel  00:17.9  
Shved Substitution replaced by Rubio  00:17.9  
Pekovic Slam Dunk Shot: Missed  00:15.9  
  00:14.9 Sullinger Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
Rubio Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:14.3  
  00:14.3
[BOS 98-94]
Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  00:14.3 Sullinger Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:5 Def:9)  00:14.3  
Team Timeout : Short  00:14.0  
Hummel Substitution replaced by Shved  00:14.0  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  00:10.9  
  00:09.7 Sullinger Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
Love Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:05.2  
  00:05.2
[BOS 99-94]
Crawford Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  00:05.2
[BOS 100-94]
Crawford Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:05.2  
Shved Substitution replaced by Hummel  00:05.2  
Rubio 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  00:02.5
[MIN 97-100]
 
  00:02.5 Team Timeout : Regular 
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Mbah a Moute  00:02.5  
Rubio Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:01.3  
  00:01.3 Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:01.3 Team Rebound 
  00:01.3
[BOS 101-97]
Sullinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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3rd Northwest
40
42
4-6
24-17
16-25
BOS
4th Atlantic
25
57
2-8
16-25
9-32
 
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