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Towns, Timberwolves outlast Celtics 124-122


By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Posted Feb 23 2016 12:09AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Karl-Anthony Towns has put together one of the best rookie seasons for a big man in the last 20 years, and he showed off his entire repertoire in the first half Monday night against the Boston Celtics.

The hook shots, the up-and-under, the 3-pointer, it was all on display in another dazzling performance. And it almost wasn't enough.

Towns had 28 points, 13 rebounds and four assists, and the Minnesota Timberwolves hung on to beat the Celtics 124-122 when Marcus Smart's 3-pointer at the buzzer went off the back iron.

"I'm upset," said Towns, whose Wolves led by 16 in the first quarter, 14 with 4 minutes to go and 10 with 90 seconds left before nearly giving the game away. "It's hard to smile after a game like this. It should've never got to that point. We've just got to be better."

Gorgui Dieng had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio gave the Wolves 15 points, eight assists, eight rebounds and some terrific defense on All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas.

Jae Crowder had 27 points and nine rebounds for the Celtics, who lost on the second night of a back-to-back for the first time in six games. Boston's normally stingy defense gave up 51.8 percent shooting to the Wolves. The Celtics were also outrebounded 51-38.

Despite their sluggishness, the Celtics found some defense late, took advantage of three missed free throws in the final 30 seconds and had a clean look to win it.

"The guys fought again," coach Brad Stevens said. "They found a way back in it somehow. I don't know how they do it, but it seems like we always have a chance."

Zach LaVine had 16 points and shot 4 of 5 on 3-pointers, and Andrew Wiggins scored 17 for the Wolves.

The Timberwolves were terrible in a home loss to the Knicks on Saturday night, trailing by 24 early in the fourth quarter as former coach Kurt Rambis cruised to his first win with New York. Minnesota came out with much more energy playing against a team on the second night of a tough back-to-back after playing in Denver on Sunday.

During one incredible stretch in the first quarter, Towns scored nine straight for the Wolves, including a baby hook on the baseline and a dazzling up-and-under move that left Tyler Zeller grasping at air and injured Wolves star Kevin Garnett jumping out of his seat on the bench and letting out a howl.

"Towns had his way with us the whole night," Stevens said. "Obviously their other guys did, too, but certainly he stood out."

The Wolves led by 16 in the first quarter and 11 in the second, but the Celtics closed the first three quarters with bursts to stay within striking distance.

Rubio was disruptive all night on the defensive end, stifling Boston's pick-and-roll and limiting the number of clean looks for Thomas, who started the game 0 for 7 and finished with 18 points on 8-for-20 shooting.

That kind of dogged effort is usually the Celtics' specialty. They came in third in the NBA in defensive efficiency, but couldn't quite finish off the comeback.

Boston pulled within one with 5.3 seconds to play, but Smart's look from the right wing was off target, allowing the Wolves to escape.

"It's great to have a `W,' but for me personally I'm just not happy with the way we played at the end," Towns said. "That's us, especially me. We've got to do a better job."

CELTICS FOULING

The Timberwolves have been one of the best teams in the league at getting to the foul line this season, and they took advantage of a foul-prone Celtics defense. Minnesota shot 40 free throws and made 30 of them.

"It's frustrating," Stevens said. "It's something we talk about very consistently. And it's becoming frustrating."

TIP-INS

Celtics: Smart had 17 points and seven assists. ... Jared Sullinger had 12 points and seven rebounds.

Timberwolves: F Nemanja Bjelica had an MRI on the right foot injury that occurred over the All-Star break. It revealed a strain and he will miss at least the next three games on the upcoming road trip. ... Rookie PG Tyus Jones had his best game as a pro with nine points on 4-for-7 shooting in 16 minutes.

UP NEXT

Celtics: Host Milwaukee on Thursday.

Timberwolves: Visit Toronto on Wednesday.


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BOS
MIN
     
    • 48.5%

    • 51.8%

    • 35.7%

    • 53.3%

    • 82.4%

    • 75.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOS MIN
Total Rebounds 38 51
Offensive Rebounds 10 15
Turnovers 11 17
Fast Break Pts: 21 5
Biggest Lead: 3 16
Points in the Paint: 58 48
BOS MIN
p Crowder   27 Towns   28
rb 2 players   9 Towns   13
a Thomas   9 Rubio   8
s Smart   4 5 players   1
b 2 players   1 Towns   2
 
  • 12/21 - MIN 99 @ BOS 113
  • 02/22 - BOS 122 @ MIN 124
Boston Celtics (33-25)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Crowder F 36:30 9-15 4-6 5-5 -3 1 8 9 3 3 2 1 0 0 27
A. Johnson F 15:14 1-3 0-0 0-0 -9 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 2
J. Sullinger C 30:23 6-8 0-1 0-2 -16 1 6 7 5 3 1 1 0 0 12
A. Bradley G 33:12 9-17 4-9 0-0 -4 1 1 2 2 4 3 1 0 0 22
I. Thomas G 31:53 8-20 2-7 0-0 -10 0 1 1 9 5 1 2 0 3 18
M. Smart   29:19 6-15 0-4 5-5 +12 3 1 4 7 5 4 2 0 1 17
E. Turner   26:21 4-8 0-0 1-2 -2 0 9 9 4 1 2 2 0 2 9
J. Jerebko   21:36 4-8 0-1 1-1 +21 0 2 2 2 3 0 1 1 0 9
T. Zeller   13:44 2-6 0-0 2-2 +3 3 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 6
J. Mickey   01:47 0-1 0-0 0-0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Hunter DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Rozier DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Young DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 49-101 10-28 14-17   10 28 38 33 27 13 11 2 6 122
  48.5% 35.7% 82.4%   team rebs: 8 total to: 11
Minnesota Timberwolves (18-39)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Wiggins F 35:48 5-11 0-1 7-12 -2 1 0 1 4 3 1 4 1 0 17
G. Dieng F 36:59 7-10 1-1 2-2 +12 5 7 12 2 1 1 0 1 0 17
K. Towns C 36:25 13-22 1-2 1-2 0 5 8 13 4 2 0 3 2 1 28
Z. LaVine G 32:07 4-7 4-5 4-5 +3 1 4 5 3 0 0 3 0 0 16
R. Rubio G 32:01 3-7 0-1 9-11 +11 0 8 8 8 3 1 4 0 0 15
T. Prince   05:04 0-1 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Jones   15:59 4-7 1-2 0-0 -10 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 0 1 9
S. Muhammad   20:12 4-9 1-2 4-4 -12 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 13
K. Martin   13:54 1-3 0-1 3-4 -1 0 5 5 1 3 0 2 0 0 5
A. Payne   11:31 2-6 0-0 0-0 +9 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 4
N. Bjelica DND - Sore Right Foot
A. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Rudez DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 43-83 8-15 30-40   15 36 51 24 17 5 17 6 2 124
  51.8% 53.3% 75.0%   team rebs: 8 total to: 17

inactive

  • Celtics: Olynyk
  • Timberwolves: Garnett, Pekovic

technical fouls

  • Celtics: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #16 David Guthrie, #52 Scott Twardoski, #13 Monty McCutchen
  • Attendance: 11639
  • Duration: 2:25
Boston Celtics (33-25) Minnesota Timberwolves (18-39)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Towns vs Johnson (Dieng gains possession)
  11:45 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:44 LaVine Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:30
[MIN 2-0]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST) 
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  11:10  
  11:08 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:54
[MIN 4-0]
Towns Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Sullinger Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  10:37
[BOS 2-4]
 
  10:18 Towns Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK) 
Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:16  
Bradley Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:12  
  10:11 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:08 LaVine Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Sullinger Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST)  09:50
[BOS 4-4]
 
  09:32
[MIN 6-4]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
  09:23 Rubio Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Guthrie) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  09:17  
  09:16 Towns Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Thomas Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Guthrie)  09:10  
  09:06 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:04 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Thomas Violation:Kicked Ball (D Guthrie)  08:57  
  08:47
[MIN 8-4]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  08:38 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
Crowder Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:38
[BOS 5-8]
 
Crowder Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:38
[BOS 6-8]
 
  08:26
[MIN 10-6]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (3 AST) 
  08:08 Towns Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:08  
Team Rebound  08:08  
Sullinger Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:08  
  08:08 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:55
[MIN 12-6]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Johnson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:40  
Team Rebound  07:38  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  07:26  
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:23  
Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed  07:19  
  07:18 LaVine Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:08 Dieng Layup Shot: Missed 
Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:07  
  07:04 LaVine Violation:Defensive Goaltending (S Twardoski) 
Bradley Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Crowder (1 AST)  07:04
[BOS 8-12]
 
  06:49
[MIN 15-8]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (1 AST) 
Bradley Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:35  
  06:34 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:24
[MIN 17-8]
Towns Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rubio (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:22  
Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Thomas (3 AST)  06:12
[BOS 11-17]
 
Johnson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M McCutchen)  05:59  
  05:50 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:48 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:45
[MIN 20-11]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Towns (1 AST) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:21 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:07
[MIN 22-11]
Dieng Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rubio (5 AST) 
Sullinger Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Thomas (4 AST)  04:56
[BOS 13-22]
 
  04:34
[MIN 24-13]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Thomas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK)  04:23  
  04:22 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Smart  04:19  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Turner  04:19  
  04:10 Wiggins Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:09  
Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed  04:01  
  04:00 LaVine Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:56 LaVine Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smart (1 ST) 
Smart Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:50
[BOS 15-24]
 
  03:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:40 Dieng Substitution replaced by Prince 
  03:27
[MIN 26-15]
Towns Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (2 AST) 
Smart 3pt Shot: Missed  03:12  
  03:11 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:07 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smart (2 ST) 
Thomas Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:01  
  03:00 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Sullinger Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  02:43  
  02:43
[MIN 27-15]
Towns Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Jerebko  02:43  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Zeller  02:43  
  02:43 Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones 
  02:43 Towns Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:43  
Zeller Layup Shot: Missed  02:24  
Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:23  
Zeller Hook Shot: Missed  02:21  
  02:20 Towns Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:13 LaVine Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:12  
Turner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:03  
  01:52 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:51 Towns Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  01:48
[MIN 29-15]
Towns Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Jerebko Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:32  
  01:31 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:16
[MIN 31-15]
Towns Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Prince (1 AST) 
Turner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smart (1 AST)  00:57.7
[BOS 17-31]
 
  00:45.9 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:44.9  
Turner Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:36.8
[BOS 19-31]
 
  00:20.9 Wiggins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Turner (1 ST) 
Crowder Layup Shot: Missed  00:17.1  
Smart Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:16.4  
Smart Putback Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:16.4
[BOS 21-31]
 
  00:02.9 LaVine Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Crowder (1 ST) 
  00:02.1 Jones Foul: Clear Path (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
Smart Free Throw Clear Path 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:02.1
[BOS 22-31]
 
Smart Free Throw Clear Path 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:02.1
[BOS 23-31]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (33-25) Minnesota Timberwolves (18-39)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Smart Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  11:49  
  11:48 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:36 Martin Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (M McCutchen) 
  11:36 Martin Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Zeller Layup Shot: Missed  11:24  
Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  11:23  
Zeller Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:22
[BOS 25-31]
 
  10:56 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:55 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:41 Prince Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:40  
  10:36 Martin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Zeller Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:36
[BOS 26-31]
 
  10:36 Prince Substitution replaced by Payne 
Zeller Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  10:36
[BOS 27-31]
 
  10:13 Jones Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jerebko (1 BLK) 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:11  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Smart (2 AST)  10:06
[BOS 30-31]
 
  09:45 Payne Jump Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:43  
Turner Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Muhammad (1 BLK)  09:36  
Team Rebound  09:36  
Zeller Jump Shot: Missed  09:34  
Team Rebound  09:33  
  09:33 Muhammad Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (S Twardoski) 
Smart Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Turner (1 AST)  09:28
[BOS 32-31]
 
  09:12
[MIN 33-32]
Dieng Step Back Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Smart Jump Shot: Missed  08:51  
  08:50 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Smart Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  08:44  
  08:44  
  08:44
[MIN 34-32]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:44 Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  08:44  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:27
[BOS 35-34]
 
  08:15 Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Bradley (1 ST) 
Jerebko Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:11
[BOS 37-34]
 
Smart Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M McCutchen)  07:53  
  07:45
[MIN 36-37]
Muhammad Turnaround Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Turner Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST)  07:30  
  07:27
[MIN 38-37]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Turner Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:03
[BOS 39-38]
 
  06:38
[MIN 40-39]
Martin Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Jerebko 3pt Shot: Missed  06:17  
  06:16 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:05
[MIN 43-39]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dieng (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:04  
Smart Substitution replaced by Thomas  06:04  
Zeller Substitution replaced by Sullinger  06:04  
  06:04 Jones Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Jerebko Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Turner (2 AST)  05:46
[BOS 41-43]
 
Sullinger Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie)  05:30  
  05:30
[MIN 44-41]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  05:30 Dieng Substitution replaced by Towns 
  05:30
[MIN 45-41]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:20 Rubio Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Twardoski) 
Jerebko Substitution replaced by Crowder  05:20  
Turner Jump Shot: Missed Block: Payne (1 BLK)  05:12  
  05:10 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:07
[MIN 47-41]
Muhammad Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Thomas Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:54  
  04:53 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:38 Payne Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:37 Team Rebound 
Turner Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (D Guthrie)  04:37  
  04:37 Martin Substitution replaced by LaVine 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Smart  04:37  
  04:22
[MIN 49-41]
Muhammad Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Smart Layup Shot: Missed  04:04  
  04:03 Payne Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:56
[MIN 52-41]
Muhammad 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:55  
Turner Substitution replaced by Johnson  03:55  
  03:55 Payne Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Smart Cutting Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (1 AST)  03:45
[BOS 43-52]
 
  03:30 Wiggins Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  03:30 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:17 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:06 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:04  
Johnson Layup Shot: Missed  03:00  
Team Rebound  02:57  
  02:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
Smart 3pt Shot: Missed  02:54  
  02:52 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:32
[MIN 55-43]
Towns 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST) 
Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  02:13
[BOS 46-55]
 
  01:55
[MIN 57-46]
Towns Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:48
[BOS 48-57]
 
  01:47 Team Timeout : Short 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Mickey  01:47  
  01:36
[MIN 59-48]
Dieng Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rubio (6 AST) 
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:23
[BOS 50-59]
 
Crowder Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  01:06  
  01:06 Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:06 Team Rebound 
  01:06 Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:06  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (2 AST)  00:53.4
[BOS 53-59]
 
  00:36.9 Towns 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:35.9  
Mickey Jump Shot: Missed  00:14.9  
Crowder Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:13.9  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:01.9 Dieng Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (33-25) Minnesota Timberwolves (18-39)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Johnson Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thomas (5 AST)  11:42
[BOS 55-59]
 
  11:21 Towns Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:19 Dieng Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  10:58
[MIN 62-55]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Towns (2 AST) 
Sullinger Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Thomas (6 AST)  10:49
[BOS 57-62]
 
  10:33 Rubio Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Crowder Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:31  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Thomas (7 AST)  10:15
[BOS 60-62]
 
  09:56
[MIN 64-60]
Rubio Driving Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Towns (1 BLK)  09:48  
  09:46 LaVine Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:39
[MIN 66-60]
Wiggins Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Crowder Step Back Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (3 AST)  09:17
[BOS 62-66]
 
  09:01 Rubio Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:00  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  08:54  
  08:53 Dieng Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  08:45 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:44  
Crowder Running Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (4 AST)  08:40
[BOS 64-66]
 
  08:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:22 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:21  
  08:10 Rubio Foul: Personal (3 PF) (D Guthrie) 
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  07:58  
  07:56 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Johnson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Guthrie)  07:52  
  07:35
[MIN 69-64]
LaVine 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Towns (3 AST) 
  07:17 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski) 
Crowder Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  07:17
[BOS 65-69]
 
Crowder Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  07:17
[BOS 66-69]
 
  07:08
[MIN 71-66]
Towns Jump Bank Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Rubio (7 AST) 
Sullinger Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Thomas (8 AST)  06:58
[BOS 68-71]
 
Bradley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) (D Guthrie)  06:35  
  06:35
[MIN 72-68]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 3 (5 PTS) 
  06:35
[MIN 73-68]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 3 (6 PTS) 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Smart  06:35  
  06:35
[MIN 74-68]
Rubio Free Throw 3 of 3 (7 PTS) 
Smart Floating Jump shot: Missed  06:21  
  06:20 LaVine Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:11 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:09 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  06:08
[MIN 76-68]
Towns Putback Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Sullinger 3pt Shot: Missed  05:56  
  05:55 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Turner  05:52  
  05:36
[MIN 78-68]
Towns Hook Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Turner Jump Shot: Missed  05:19  
  05:18 Towns Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  05:07
[MIN 80-68]
Wiggins Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: LaVine (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:07  
Crowder Jump Shot: Missed  04:56  
Team Rebound  04:55  
Crowder Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  04:50  
  04:49 Rubio Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  04:43 Towns Driving Dunk Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:42  
Sullinger Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wiggins (1 ST)  04:40  
  04:36 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:35 Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  04:35 Towns Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  04:32  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  04:27  
  04:25 Towns Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  04:20 Towns Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smart (3 ST) 
Thomas Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (D Guthrie)  04:14  
Thomas Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:14  
  04:14 Dieng Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
  04:00 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Crowder (2 ST) 
Smart Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  03:56  
Smart Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  03:44  
  03:44 Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:44 Team Rebound 
  03:44 Rubio Substitution replaced by Jones 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Jerebko  03:44  
  03:44
[MIN 81-68]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Jerebko (1 AST)  03:30
[BOS 71-81]
 
  03:16 Towns Layup Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  03:15  
Crowder Driving Bank shot: Made (19 PTS)  03:09
[BOS 73-81]
 
  03:09 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Crowder Free Throw 1 of 1 (20 PTS)  03:09
[BOS 74-81]
 
Jerebko Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  02:54  
  02:54
[MIN 82-74]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  02:54
[MIN 83-74]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Crowder Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Smart (3 AST)  02:41
[BOS 76-83]
 
Jerebko Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) (D Guthrie)  02:24  
  02:24
[MIN 84-76]
LaVine Free Throw Technical (13 PTS) 
  02:24 LaVine Substitution replaced by Martin 
  02:12
[MIN 86-76]
Towns Hook Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (3 AST) 
Crowder Cutting Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Smart (4 AST)  01:57
[BOS 78-86]
 
  01:39
[MIN 88-78]
Wiggins Running Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Towns (4 AST) 
Crowder Layup Shot: Missed  01:23  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:22  
Sullinger Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:21
[BOS 80-88]
 
  01:14 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Crowder Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:13  
Turner Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:02
[BOS 82-88]
 
  00:43.9 Towns Layup Shot: Missed 
Crowder Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:42.9  
Jerebko Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smart (5 AST)  00:39.0
[BOS 84-88]
 
  00:32.9 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:32.6 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:32.6
[MIN 90-84]
Jones Tip Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Sullinger Layup Shot: Missed  00:16.9  
  00:15.2 Team Rebound 
  00:15.2 Towns Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Zeller  00:15.2  
  00:02.9 Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smart (4 ST) 
Smart Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  00:00.9  
  00:00.1
[MIN 93-84]
Dieng 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Wiggins (4 AST) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:48 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:46 Dieng Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  11:46
[MIN 95-84]
Dieng Tip Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Smart Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bradley (1 AST)  11:34
[BOS 86-95]
 
  11:34 Jones Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
Smart Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  11:34
[BOS 87-95]
 
  11:13 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  11:12  
  11:06 Muhammad Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Guthrie) 
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  10:58  
  10:57 Dieng Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  10:41 Dieng Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  10:40  
Smart 3pt Shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:33 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  10:27 Martin Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:26 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:26 Muhammad Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:24  
Turner Jump Shot: Missed  10:11  
Zeller Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  10:09  
Zeller Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:08
[BOS 89-95]
 
  09:53
[MIN 97-89]
Jones Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Jerebko Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  09:36  
  09:35 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Zeller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie)  09:28  
  09:28
[MIN 98-89]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  09:28
[MIN 99-89]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Zeller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Muhammad (1 ST)  09:13  
  09:00
[MIN 101-89]
Payne Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
Bradley Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Turner (3 AST)  08:48
[BOS 91-101]
 
Jerebko Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  08:24  
  08:24  
  08:24 Jones Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Smart Substitution replaced by Thomas  08:24  
  08:24
[MIN 102-91]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  08:24
[MIN 103-91]
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Jerebko Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bradley (2 AST)  08:09
[BOS 93-103]
 
  08:09 Martin Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (S Twardoski) 
Jerebko Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  08:09
[BOS 94-103]
 
  07:56 Payne Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:55  
  07:53 Payne Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Guthrie) 
  07:53 Martin Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
Jerebko Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dieng (1 ST)  07:47  
  07:22 Payne Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:21 Payne Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:19
[MIN 105-94]
Payne Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Thomas Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  07:10  
Jerebko Foul: Personal (3 PF) (S Twardoski)  07:10  
  07:10 Payne Substitution replaced by Towns 
Jerebko Substitution replaced by Crowder  07:10  
Zeller Substitution replaced by Sullinger  07:10  
  06:57 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:55 Towns Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
Sullinger Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  06:51  
  06:51
[MIN 106-94]
Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  06:51
[MIN 107-94]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (5 AST)  06:42
[BOS 97-107]
 
  06:24 Rubio Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Turner (2 ST) 
Bradley Running Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Turner (4 AST)  06:20
[BOS 99-107]
 
  06:09 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:00 Towns Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bradley (2 ST) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  05:55  
  05:54 Team Rebound 
  05:54 Muhammad Substitution replaced by LaVine 
  05:36
[MIN 109-99]
Rubio Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  05:18 Dieng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
Turner Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:18
[BOS 100-109]
 
Turner Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:18  
  05:18 Towns Rebound (Off:5 Def:8) 
Crowder Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  05:04  
  05:04
[MIN 110-100]
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  05:04
[MIN 111-100]
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Crowder Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  04:56  
  04:33 Rubio Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Sullinger (1 ST) 
Thomas Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (1 BLK)  04:29  
Bradley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:28  
Bradley Layup Shot: Missed  04:27  
  04:26 Dieng Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
Thomas Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie)  04:16  
  04:16
[MIN 112-100]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Turner Substitution replaced by Smart  04:16  
  04:16 Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Crowder Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  04:16  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  04:08  
  04:06 Dieng Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
Bradley Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  03:58  
  03:58
[MIN 113-100]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Jerebko  03:58  
  03:58
[MIN 114-100]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Smart Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Crowder (2 AST)  03:48
[BOS 102-114]
 
  03:28
[MIN 116-102]
Dieng Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Rubio (8 AST) 
Thomas Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Crowder (3 AST)  03:14
[BOS 104-116]
 
  03:10 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Bradley (3 ST) 
Bradley Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  03:09
[BOS 106-116]
 
  02:47 Wiggins Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:47  
Bradley Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (S Twardoski)  02:39  
Bradley Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:39  
  02:25 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:24 Dieng Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  02:14 Towns Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST) 
Bradley Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Thomas (9 AST)  02:10
[BOS 108-116]
 
Smart Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  01:56  
  01:56
[MIN 117-108]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  01:56
[MIN 118-108]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Jerebko Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  01:47  
Smart Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  01:46  
Smart Jump Shot: Missed Block: Towns (2 BLK)  01:44  
Smart Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  01:43  
  01:43 Towns Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
  01:43 Team Timeout : Short 
Smart Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:43
[BOS 109-118]
 
Smart Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  01:43
[BOS 110-118]
 
Smart Foul: Personal Block (5 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  01:22  
  01:22
[MIN 119-110]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  01:22 Dieng Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
  01:22
[MIN 120-110]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  01:14
[BOS 112-120]
 
  00:54.9 Muhammad 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smart Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  00:53.7  
Team Timeout : Short  00:53.4  
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Smart (6 AST)  00:50.7
[BOS 114-120]
 
  00:42.9 Muhammad Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:41.8 Wiggins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Thomas Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie)  00:36.1  
  00:36.1
[MIN 121-114]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  00:36.1
[MIN 122-114]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:36.1  
Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Smart (7 AST)  00:33.9
[BOS 117-122]
 
  00:30.5 Team Timeout : Regular 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Turner  00:30.5  
Crowder Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  00:22.8  
  00:22.8 Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:22.8 Team Rebound 
Jerebko Substitution replaced by Thomas  00:22.8  
  00:22.8
[MIN 123-117]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Thomas Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  00:16.3
[BOS 119-123]
 
Bradley Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie)  00:10.3  
  00:10.3 Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:10.3 Team Rebound 
  00:10.3 Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Crowder Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  00:10.3  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:09.5  
Turner Substitution replaced by Jerebko  00:09.5  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Jerebko (2 AST)  00:06.2
[BOS 122-123]
 
Thomas Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  00:05.3  
  00:05.3 LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:05.3 Team Rebound 
Jerebko Substitution replaced by Sullinger  00:05.3  
  00:05.3
[MIN 124-122]
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Smart 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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l
l10
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a
BOS
2nd Atlantic
48
34
6-4
28-13
20-21
MIN
5th Northwest
29
53
5-5
14-27
15-26
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
BOS
2 players 24.2
2 players 7.2
2 players 5.0
2 players 1.3
2 players 1.7
MIN
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