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Olynyk leads Boston over Minnesota 113-99


By KEN POWTAK
Posted Dec 21 2015 11:04PM

BOSTON (AP) The fans showered former Celtic Kevin Garnett with chants, and Boston rained key 3-pointers on the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Kelly Olynyk scored 19 points, Jae Crowder had 18 and the Celtics beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 113-99 on Monday night while the crowd begged to see Garnett.

"Three-point shooting is probably the next most contagious thing to the flu," forward Olynyk joked. "When one person knocks them down, they usually come in waves, so it's good to get people going that way."

Boston was 12 of 25 from behind the arc, two off its season high.

Tyler Zeller scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds before fouling out. David Lee had 13 points and eight boards to help Boston snap a three-game losing streak.

Minnesota coach Sam Mitchell said before the game that the 39-year-old Garnett would rest because it was the second of back-to-backs after the Timberwolves beat Brooklyn. The crowd loudly chanted "We want KG!" close to a dozen times.

"I definitely heard all the chants," Garnett said. "It meant a lot to me. I would like to say Minnesota made me a young man and I grew up when I came to Boston."

Garnett signed a two-year deal with Minnesota over the summer, but this could have been his last game in Boston.

Garnett was a member of Boston's 2007-08 NBA championship team after he was traded from Minnesota in the summer of `07. He played for the Celtics for six seasons, helping them to the finals again in 2010 when they dropped a seven-game series to the Los Angeles Lakers.

"I watched KG growing up and I've played against him for seven years, and I know he's one of the toughest competitors there is," Boston forward Jonas Jerebko said. "I played against him here in Boston and I know how much he was loved here and brought a championship here with this team. It was fun to see."

The 15-time All-Star was traded to Brooklyn after the 2012-13 season. The Nets then dealt him back to the Timberwolves, his original franchise.

Andrew Wiggins led the Timberwolves with 26 points. Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 and 16 rebounds.

Minnesota has lost its last 10 games in Boston, dating back to a 99-97 victory on March 6, 2005.

The Celtics led by 18 points with 7 minutes to play and the fans changed the chant to "K-G! K-G!"

Finally, giving up hope of seeing him, they serenaded him with "Thank you, KG!" He stood up and waved to a standing ovation as they played "Gino" - a song that became famous during Boston's championship run.

"That was like the cherry on top for me," Garnett said. "My teammates were asking, `What is this?' I said, `I'll explain it later."'

FAST START

The Celtics hit six of their first seven from 3-point range, pulling to a 44-30 lead on James Young's shot from beyond the arc 3 minutes into the second quarter. They led 60-53 at halftime.

R.J. Hunter nailed a half-court shot at the buzzer at the end of the first, giving Boston a 34-26 edge.

BIG RUN

Boston scored 10 straight points to push a seven-point halftime edge to 84-68 late in the third quarter.

Isaiah Thomas thrilled the crowd during the spree by bouncing a pass between his legs to Crowder on the right wing. Crowder nailed a jumper, making it 82-68 before the Timberwolves called timeout. Lee capped the run with a baseline drive.

NOT CHANGING MY MIND

Mitchell wasn't going to be swayed by the fans, explaining Garnett doesn't play consecutive games.

"Come on, now," the coach said. "I'm not going to throw him out there because the fans are chanting. If you start listening to the fans, you're going to be sitting up there with them."

FINAL QUESTION

Garnett wasn't about to bite when asked if this was his final season.

"I just wanted to say thank you all for all the appreciation," he said, ending the press conference as he walked off, smiling.

He hugged and shook hands with a number of Celtics' employees after the game.

TIP-INS

Timberwolves: They were whistled for two technical fouls in the opening 4 minutes. Mitchell had one and G Andre Miller got the other from the bench.

Celtics: Forwards Amir Johnson (plantar fasciitis) and Jared Sullinger (back spasms) were sidelined. Coach Brad Stevens started Olynyk and Lee. He had C Zeller come off the bench because he liked him "better with the second unit." Zeller picked up three fouls in 2 minutes.

UP NEXT

Timberwolves: Host San Antonio on Wednesday night.

Celtics: At Charlotte on Wednesday night.


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MIN
BOS
     
    • 45.6%

    • 51.7%

    • 15.4%

    • 48.0%

    • 78.1%

    • 56.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIN BOS
Total Rebounds 36 50
Offensive Rebounds 6 12
Turnovers 12 16
Fast Break Pts: 17 11
Biggest Lead: 0 22
Points in the Paint: 56 44
MIN BOS
p Wiggins   26 Olynyk   19
rb Towns   16 Crowder   10
a Rubio   8 Thomas   12
s Rubio   4 Thomas   4
b Towns   3 Hunter   3
 
  • 12/21 - MIN 99 @ BOS 113
  • 02/22 - BOS 122 @ MIN 124
Minnesota Timberwolves (11-17)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Prince F 22:01 2-2 0-0 0-0 -17 2 2 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 4
G. Dieng F 29:38 6-12 0-0 0-2 -22 1 4 5 3 3 1 2 2 3 12
K. Towns C 35:06 8-14 0-1 9-9 -8 3 13 16 2 4 1 2 3 0 25
A. Wiggins G 33:53 8-17 1-4 9-10 -4 0 3 3 0 4 0 3 0 1 26
R. Rubio G 33:03 1-9 0-2 2-4 -5 0 2 2 8 2 4 2 0 1 4
S. Muhammad   16:11 3-4 0-1 2-2 -15 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
A. Payne   08:11 0-1 0-1 0-0 -5 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
K. Martin   18:36 1-6 1-1 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 2 3
Z. LaVine   25:48 7-12 0-2 3-5 -13 0 3 3 2 1 1 1 0 1 17
D. Rudez   09:59 0-0 0-0 0-0 +14 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
N. Bjelica   04:30 0-1 0-1 0-0 +5 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
A. Miller   03:04 0-1 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
K. Garnett DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-79 2-13 25-32   6 30 36 20 19 9 12 6 9 99
  45.6% 15.4% 78.1%   team rebs: 5 total to: 13
Boston Celtics (15-13)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Crowder F 30:14 8-13 2-4 0-3 +18 0 10 10 2 1 0 1 2 0 18
D. Lee F 22:26 5-11 0-0 3-4 +7 5 3 8 3 3 0 3 1 1 13
K. Olynyk C 28:47 7-10 3-3 2-4 +5 2 3 5 1 3 0 1 1 2 19
A. Bradley G 30:24 5-14 2-6 1-1 +20 1 2 3 1 0 1 2 1 1 13
I. Thomas G 34:46 3-9 0-2 2-2 +4 0 7 7 12 1 4 1 0 0 8
T. Zeller   16:53 7-10 0-0 0-0 +13 2 6 8 0 6 0 3 1 0 14
E. Turner   23:10 2-4 0-1 0-0 +6 0 1 1 10 3 0 3 0 0 4
J. Jerebko   25:02 4-7 3-3 1-2 +1 2 5 7 3 0 0 1 0 1 12
R. Hunter   19:16 3-8 1-5 0-0 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 1 7
J. Young   06:58 1-1 1-1 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3
T. Rozier   01:02 0-1 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Mickey   01:02 1-1 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Total   240 46-89 12-25 9-16   12 38 50 34 22 6 16 9 6 113
  51.7% 48.0% 56.2%   team rebs: 9 total to: 17

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Jones, Pekovic
  • Celtics: Johnson, Smart, Sullinger

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: Miller, Mitchell
  • Celtics: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #25 Tony Brothers, #16 David Guthrie, #28 Kevin Scott
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:08
Minnesota Timberwolves (11-17) Boston Celtics (15-13)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Lee vs Towns (Rubio gains possession)
Wiggins Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  11:44  
  11:43 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:27
[BOS 2-0]
Bradley Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wiggins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (T Brothers)  11:27  
  11:27
[BOS 3-0]
Bradley Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Towns Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST)  11:12
[MIN 2-3]
 
  10:51 Lee Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:50  
Towns 3pt Shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:32 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:27 Lee Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST) 
  10:25 Thomas Violation:Kicked Ball 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  10:05  
Team Rebound  10:04  
Wiggins Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  09:57  
  09:47
[BOS 5-2]
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:20
[MIN 4-5]
 
  09:06
[BOS 7-4]
Olynyk Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lee (2 AST) 
Wiggins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Crowder (1 BLK)  08:42  
  08:41 Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:34 Crowder Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:33  
Dieng Layup Shot: Missed Block: Olynyk (1 BLK)  08:28  
  08:27 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Mitchell Technical (T Brothers)  08:23  
  08:23
[BOS 8-4]
Thomas Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  08:07 Lee Driving Bank shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:06  
  07:57 Lee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott) 
Miller Technical (T Brothers)  07:57  
  07:57
[BOS 9-4]
Thomas Free Throw Technical (2 PTS) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:57
[MIN 5-9]
 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:57
[MIN 6-9]
 
  07:41 Lee Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:40 Olynyk Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:39
[BOS 11-6]
Olynyk Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  07:23  
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:22  
Dieng Layup Shot: Missed Block: Crowder (2 BLK)  07:20  
  07:18 Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:15 Bradley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (2 ST) 
Towns Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST)  07:10
[MIN 8-11]
 
  07:10 Olynyk Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  07:10
[MIN 9-11]
 
  06:48 Olynyk Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK) 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:46  
Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:41  
  06:39 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:32 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:31  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:23  
Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:15  
  06:14 Olynyk Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:00
[BOS 14-9]
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Crowder (1 AST) 
  05:42 Olynyk Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) (T Brothers) 
Rubio Free Throw Technical Missed  05:42  
Team Rebound  05:42  
  05:42 Lee Substitution replaced by Zeller 
Prince Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bradley (1 ST)  05:37  
  05:19
[BOS 16-9]
Thomas Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Wiggins Driving Bank shot: Missed  05:00  
  04:59 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:55
[BOS 18-9]
Crowder Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST) 
Towns Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST)  04:39
[MIN 11-18]
 
  04:21
[BOS 21-11]
Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  04:06 Zeller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:06
[MIN 12-21]
 
Prince Substitution replaced by Muhammad  04:06  
Dieng Substitution replaced by Payne  04:06  
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:06
[MIN 13-21]
 
  03:52 Crowder Jump Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:51  
  03:50 Olynyk Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Guthrie) 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Martin  03:50  
  03:39 Zeller Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:39
[MIN 14-21]
 
  03:39 Thomas Substitution replaced by Turner 
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:39
[MIN 15-21]
 
  03:29 Bradley Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:27  
Towns Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST)  03:18
[MIN 17-21]
 
  03:18 Zeller Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (1 FTA) (K Scott) 
Rubio Substitution replaced by LaVine  03:18  
  03:18 Olynyk Substitution replaced by Jerebko 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  03:18
[MIN 18-21]
 
  03:05
[BOS 24-18]
Jerebko 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Turner (1 AST) 
Towns Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:43  
  02:42 Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:36
[BOS 26-18]
Crowder Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Turner (2 AST) 
Martin Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:19  
  02:18 Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:09 Team Timeout : Regular 
Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng  02:09  
  02:04 Bradley Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:02  
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Payne (1 AST)  01:49
[MIN 21-26]
 
  01:33 Turner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:LaVine (1 ST) 
  01:30 Turner Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott) 
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:30
[MIN 22-26]
 
  01:30 Bradley Substitution replaced by Hunter 
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:30  
  01:30 Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:12
[BOS 28-22]
Zeller Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hunter (1 AST) 
  00:57.7 Hunter Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers) 
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:57.7
[MIN 23-28]
 
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:57.7
[MIN 24-28]
 
  00:47.2
[BOS 30-24]
Zeller Driving Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Turner (3 AST) 
Martin Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
  00:34.9 Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Dieng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers)  00:23.6  
  00:23.6 Jerebko Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:23.6 Team Rebound 
  00:23.6
[BOS 31-24]
Jerebko Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
LaVine Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  00:02.3
[MIN 26-31]
 
  00:00.1
[BOS 34-26]
Hunter 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (11-17) Boston Celtics (15-13)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41 Turner Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Payne (1 ST) 
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  11:21  
  11:20 Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:09
[BOS 37-26]
Jerebko 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Turner (4 AST) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hunter (1 BLK)  10:41  
  10:39 Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:35
[BOS 39-26]
Turner Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jerebko (1 AST) 
Dieng Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:13
[MIN 28-39]
 
  09:55
[BOS 41-28]
Zeller Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Turner (5 AST) 
Muhammad Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST)  09:34
[MIN 30-41]
 
  09:23
[BOS 44-30]
Young 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Turner (6 AST) 
Payne 3pt Shot: Missed  09:05  
  09:04 Hunter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Payne Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) (K Scott)  08:57  
  08:57  
Payne Substitution replaced by Rudez  08:57  
  08:57 Zeller Substitution replaced by Lee 
  08:43 Jerebko Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:42  
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:36
[MIN 32-44]
 
  08:36 Young Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (1 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  08:36
[MIN 33-44]
 
  08:21
[BOS 46-33]
Hunter Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Jerebko (2 AST) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lee (1 BLK)  07:55  
  07:52 Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:48 Hunter 3pt Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:47  
LaVine Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:41
[MIN 35-46]
 
Martin Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Guthrie)  07:31  
Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins  07:31  
  07:31 Turner Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Rudez Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Brothers)  07:26  
  07:13 Hunter 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK) 
  07:12 Team Rebound 
  07:12 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
LaVine Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:01
[MIN 37-46]
 
Martin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie)  06:45  
  06:45
[BOS 47-37]
Lee Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:45 Jerebko Substitution replaced by Olynyk 
  06:45
[BOS 48-37]
Lee Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Wiggins Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dieng (2 AST)  06:28
[MIN 39-48]
 
  06:18 Lee Driving Hook Shot: Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:17  
  06:04 Young Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:04
[MIN 40-48]
 
  06:04 Hunter Substitution replaced by Crowder 
  06:04 Young Substitution replaced by Bradley 
Martin Substitution replaced by Towns  06:04  
Rudez Substitution replaced by Rubio  06:04  
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:04
[MIN 41-48]
 
Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers)  05:50  
  05:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:50 Olynyk Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:50 Team Rebound 
  05:50
[BOS 49-41]
Olynyk Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:31
[MIN 43-49]
 
Towns Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie)  05:17  
  05:17
[BOS 50-43]
Olynyk Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
LaVine Substitution replaced by Prince  05:17  
  05:17 Olynyk Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:17  
Dieng Jump Shot: Missed  05:05  
  05:04 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:58
[BOS 53-43]
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bradley (1 AST) 
  04:39 Lee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott) 
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:39  
Team Rebound  04:39  
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:39  
  04:39 Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:25 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Prince Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:24  
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  04:18  
  04:16 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:08 Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:07  
Dieng Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:53
[MIN 45-53]
 
  03:37
[BOS 56-45]
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:28  
Dieng Substitution replaced by Bjelica  03:28  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Prince (1 AST)  03:22
[MIN 47-56]
 
  03:09 Lee Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  03:09 Lee Substitution replaced by Jerebko 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  02:57  
Prince Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:56  
Prince Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:54
[MIN 49-56]
 
  02:35 Jerebko Jump Shot: Missed Block: Towns (1 BLK) 
  02:34 Jerebko Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:31
[BOS 58-49]
Crowder Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Thomas (3 AST) 
Wiggins Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (D Guthrie)  02:31  
  02:31 Crowder Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:31  
Towns Jump Shot: Missed  02:18  
Prince Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:17  
Rubio Jump Shot: Missed  02:07  
  02:06 Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  01:52 Thomas Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Bjelica Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST)  01:39  
  01:35 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:33 Olynyk Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:29
[BOS 60-49]
Thomas Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Crowder (2 AST) 
Bjelica 3pt Shot: Missed  01:03  
  01:02 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:54.9 Bradley Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:53.9 Bradley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:52.9 Bradley Putback Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (2 BLK) 
Prince Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:51.9  
Prince Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bjelica (1 AST)  00:31.7
[MIN 51-60]
 
  00:09.9 Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  00:08.9  
  00:01.2 Thomas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 3 (1 PTS)  00:01.2
[MIN 52-60]
 
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 3 (2 PTS)  00:01.2
[MIN 53-60]
 
Rubio Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed  00:01.2  
  00:00.9 Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (11-17) Boston Celtics (15-13)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42
[BOS 62-53]
Crowder Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Olynyk (1 AST) 
Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  11:23
[MIN 55-62]
 
  11:04 Olynyk Layup Shot: Missed Block: Towns (3 BLK) 
  11:03 Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  11:02
[BOS 64-55]
Lee Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Towns Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  10:46  
  10:45 Olynyk Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:30 Olynyk Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST) 
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thomas (2 ST)  10:21  
Wiggins Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie)  10:18  
  10:18 Crowder Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:18 Team Rebound 
  10:18 Crowder Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  10:15 Team Rebound 
  10:05 Bradley Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:04  
Dieng Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:43  
  09:42 Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  09:38 Bradley Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Dieng Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST)  09:23
[MIN 57-64]
 
  09:11
[BOS 67-57]
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Lee (3 AST) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Prince (2 AST)  08:44
[MIN 60-67]
 
  08:22
[BOS 69-60]
Lee Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Dieng Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST)  07:59
[MIN 62-69]
 
  07:51 Thomas Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:50 Lee Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:50 Lee Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:48 Lee Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Dieng Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Guthrie)  07:41  
Wiggins Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott)  07:35  
  07:35
[BOS 70-62]
Lee Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Wiggins Substitution replaced by LaVine  07:35  
  07:35 Lee Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:35  
Towns Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  07:21
[MIN 64-70]
 
  07:17 Lee Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (3 TO) 
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:59 Team Rebound 
Towns Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (T Brothers)  06:59  
  06:46
[BOS 72-64]
Olynyk Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Thomas (4 AST) 
Towns Floating Jump shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Dieng (3 AST)  06:25
[MIN 66-72]
 
  06:12 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:11 Team Rebound 
  06:08
[BOS 74-66]
Olynyk Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Thomas (5 AST) 
Towns Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST)  05:48
[MIN 68-74]
 
  05:37
[BOS 76-68]
Lee Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Thomas (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:33  
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  05:19  
  05:18 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  05:07
[BOS 78-68]
Crowder Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Thomas (7 AST) 
Dieng Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (D Guthrie)  04:44  
Dieng Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:44  
Towns Substitution replaced by Muhammad  04:44  
  04:34
[BOS 80-68]
Lee Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Thomas (8 AST) 
LaVine Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bradley (1 BLK)  04:12  
  04:11 Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  04:05
[BOS 82-68]
Crowder Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Thomas (9 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  04:04  
  04:04 Thomas Substitution replaced by Turner 
Dieng Layup Shot: Missed  03:44  
  03:43 Olynyk Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:29 Olynyk Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:28 Lee Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  03:27 Lee Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (2 BLK) 
  03:24 Lee Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  03:23
[BOS 84-68]
Lee Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  03:10 Lee Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) (D Guthrie) 
Prince Substitution replaced by Martin  03:10  
  03:10 Olynyk Substitution replaced by Jerebko 
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed  03:04  
  03:03 Bradley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:49 Crowder Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (D Guthrie) 
  02:49 Crowder Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  02:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
Dieng Substitution replaced by Towns  02:49  
Rubio Substitution replaced by Wiggins  02:49  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  02:23  
  02:22 Jerebko Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:09 Crowder Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:08  
Muhammad Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Towns (2 AST)  01:56
[MIN 70-84]
 
  01:43 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:40 Team Rebound 
  01:40 Lee Substitution replaced by Zeller 
  01:40 Crowder Substitution replaced by Hunter 
  01:30
[BOS 86-70]
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed  00:59.9  
  00:58.9 Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:46.5
[BOS 88-70]
Hunter Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jerebko (3 AST) 
LaVine Turnover : Inbound Turnover (1 TO)  00:46.5  
  00:41.6
[BOS 90-70]
Zeller Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Turner (7 AST) 
LaVine Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:29.0
[MIN 72-90]
 
  00:25.5
[BOS 92-72]
Zeller Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Turner (8 AST) 
LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
  00:00.2 Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  11:33  
  11:10 Turner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:09 Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  11:07 Zeller Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hunter (2 BLK)  10:59  
  10:58 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Guthrie)  10:58  
  10:46
[BOS 94-72]
Jerebko Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Turner (9 AST) 
Dieng Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  10:26  
  10:14 Zeller Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST) 
Wiggins Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hunter (1 ST)  10:09  
LaVine Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Brothers)  10:08  
LaVine Substitution replaced by Rubio  10:08  
Dieng Substitution replaced by Towns  10:08  
  09:53 Thomas Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  09:53  
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  09:43
[MIN 74-94]
 
  09:30 Zeller Hook Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  09:29  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed Block: Zeller (1 BLK)  09:17  
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  09:16  
Towns Layup Shot: Missed  09:14  
  09:12 Jerebko Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  09:08 Zeller Layup Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  09:07  
  08:56 Hunter Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott) 
  08:56  
Miller Substitution replaced by Rudez  08:56  
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  08:56
[MIN 75-94]
 
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  08:56
[MIN 76-94]
 
  08:41 Hunter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (3 ST) 
Rubio Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hunter (3 BLK)  08:38  
  08:38 Team Rebound 
  08:21
[BOS 96-76]
Zeller Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Thomas (10 AST) 
Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:52  
  07:51 Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:43 Turner Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Towns (1 ST) 
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Missed  07:37  
  07:36 Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Rubio Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (D Guthrie)  07:35  
  07:30 Zeller Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (D Guthrie) 
  07:30 Zeller Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Towns Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (K Scott)  07:21  
Towns Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:21  
  07:09 Hunter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:08  
Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed  06:57  
Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  06:57  
  06:56 Zeller Foul: Shooting Block (5 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  06:56
[MIN 77-96]
 
Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  06:56
[MIN 78-96]
 
  06:33 Zeller Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:32 Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Towns Violation:Defensive Goaltending (T Brothers)  06:31  
  06:31
[BOS 98-78]
Zeller Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  06:20 Turner Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  06:20
[MIN 79-98]
 
Martin Substitution replaced by LaVine  06:20  
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:20  
  06:20 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  05:54
[BOS 100-79]
Turner Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Towns Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  05:34  
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:10)  05:33  
Towns Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS)  05:32
[MIN 81-100]
 
  05:32 Zeller Foul: Shooting (6 PF) (1 FTA) (T Brothers) 
  05:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:32 Zeller Substitution replaced by Olynyk 
Towns Free Throw 1 of 1 (25 PTS)  05:32
[MIN 82-100]
 
  05:15 Hunter Layup Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:11)  05:14  
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  05:02
[MIN 84-100]
 
  04:47 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:46  
Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Thomas (3 ST)  04:42  
  04:38
[BOS 102-84]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  04:16
[MIN 86-102]
 
  03:59
[BOS 105-86]
Jerebko 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Thomas (11 AST) 
Towns Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (T Brothers)  03:47  
Towns Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:47  
  03:35 Hunter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:12)  03:34  
LaVine Running Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST)  03:29
[MIN 88-105]
 
  03:14 Jerebko Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (4 ST) 
LaVine Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST)  03:08
[MIN 90-105]
 
  02:57 Thomas Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:56 Jerebko Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  02:56 Jerebko Layup Shot: Missed 
Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:13)  02:54  
Wiggins Dunk Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST)  02:52
[MIN 92-105]
 
  02:52 Turner Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (K Scott) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:52  
  02:52 Jerebko Substitution replaced by Bradley 
  02:52 Hunter Substitution replaced by Crowder 
Rudez Substitution replaced by Muhammad  02:52  
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 (23 PTS)  02:52
[MIN 93-105]
 
  02:41
[BOS 108-93]
Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Turner (10 AST) 
Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed  02:23  
  02:21 Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:10) 
  02:03 Turner Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:02  
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST)  01:51
[MIN 95-108]
 
  01:51 Olynyk Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 1 (26 PTS)  01:51
[MIN 96-108]
 
  01:34 Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:33  
Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Thomas (4 ST)  01:29  
  01:09
[BOS 111-96]
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Thomas (12 AST) 
Rubio Step Back Jump shot: Missed  01:03  
  01:02 Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:02 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:02 Crowder Substitution replaced by Rozier 
  01:02 Olynyk Substitution replaced by Young 
  01:02 Bradley Substitution replaced by Mickey 
  01:02 Thomas Substitution replaced by Hunter 
  01:02 Turner Substitution replaced by Jerebko 
Towns Substitution replaced by Rudez  01:02  
Wiggins Substitution replaced by Bjelica  01:02  
Rubio Substitution replaced by Payne  01:02  
  00:39.6
[BOS 113-96]
Mickey Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rozier (1 AST) 
  00:34.0 Rozier Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brothers) 
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:34.0  
Team Rebound  00:34.0  
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:34.0
[MIN 97-113]
 
  00:19.9 Rozier Jump Shot: Missed 
Muhammad Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:18.9  
Muhammad Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:10.2
[MIN 99-113]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIN
5th Northwest
29
53
5-5
14-27
15-26
BOS
2nd Atlantic
48
34
6-4
28-13
20-21
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MIN
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BOS
2 players 24.2
2 players 7.2
2 players 5.0
2 players 1.3
2 players 1.7