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Notebook: Celtics 104, Timberwolves 94


Brian Robb, for NBA.com
Posted Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:37 PM - Updated Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:37 PM

THE FACTS: Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett both finished with double-doubles, as the Boston Celtics pulled away in the second half for a 104-94 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Rondo (17 points, 11 assists) looked sharp in his return from a two-game suspension as he captained a balanced Celtics scoring attack that saw all five starters finishing in double figures. Garnett added 18 points and 10 rebounds in Boston's second straight home win. Kevin Love had a game-high 19 points and 13 rebounds for the visitors in the setback.

QUOTABLE: "You can feel it starting to come. It's not here, but it's coming and you feel that. We've just got to push through. It's going to be a great month for us."
-- Doc Rivers

THE STAT: The Celtics don't hit the offensive glass often, but they took advantage of all of their opportunities against the Wolves in the second half, scoring 10 second chance points on five offensive rebounds. The strong showing, combined with sharp shooting (55 percent) helped Boston post a 57-point second half in the come-from-behind-win.

TURNING POINT: Boston's play without Garnett on the floor has been a recurring issue for the Celtics all season, but Wednesday's win proved to be a strong step in the right direction for the team's second unit. With Garnett resting for the final seven minutes of the third quarter, the C's outscored Minnesota 20-11 without their defensive anchor, enabling Boston to build a double-digit lead and cruise to a comfortable win late.

QUOTABLE II: "[Garnett] pokes and prods and elbows and jabs. He does whatever he needs to do in order for his team to win, and that sums up Kevin Garnett to me."
-- Love

HOT: Garnett, 36, came out smoking hot against his former team, hitting six of his first seven shots of the game to help carry the Boston scoring load early against the Wolves. Garnett shot 8-of-13 for the game.

NOT: Josh Howard -- Filling in for Andrei Kirilenko in starting five, Howard could not solve Boston's defense after halftime, shooting just 1-of-5 from the field to finish with 12 points after scoring 10 in the first half.

FANTASY SPOTLIGHT: Jason Terry -- The shooting guard took advantage of his extended time on the floor, with Leandro Barbosa limited by the flu. The former Maverick piled up 17 points behind a trio of 3-pointers, along with a season-high five rebounds over 37 minutes.

ROOKIE WATCH: Jared Sullinger -- With Brandon Bass saddled with foul trouble early on, the power forward made his presence felt on both sides of the floor over his 16 minutes of action. The 20-year-old had seven points, six rebounds, two blocks, a steal and drew a charge against Love.

NOTABLE: Leandro Barbosa only played a minute, as he continues to battle flu-like symptoms. The Celtics have defeated the Timberwolves 11 straight times. Minnesota shot just 50 percent (13-of-26) from the free throw line. Avery Bradley told reporters before the game he is "a week or two" from returning to practice. The shooting guard has missed the first two months of the season while recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. Minnesota missed 16 free throws. Greg Stiemsma scored two points in his first game against his former team. Kirilenko sat out with back spasms.

UP NEXT: For Minnesota, Friday vs. Cleveland, Wednesday @ Denver, Friday @ New Orleans. For Boston, Friday @ Philadelphia Saturday vs. Philadelphia Wednesday vs. Dallas.

MIN
BOS
   
    • 44.0%

    • 52.6%

    • 31.6%

    • 23.5%

    • 46.7%

    • 69.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MINBOS
Total Rebounds4145
Offensive Rebounds136
Turnovers1316
Fast Break Pts:1412
Biggest Lead:617
Points in the Paint:5034
MINBOS
pLove   192 players   18
rbLove   13Garnett   10
aRidnour   5Rondo   11
sHoward   3Bass   2
bStiemsma   2Bass   3
 
  • 12/05 - MIN 94 @ BOS 104
  • 04/01 - BOS 100 @ MIN 110
Minnesota Timberwolves (16-19)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
J. HowardF33:105-141-31-2-500001300212
K. LoveF-C34:596-151-56-12-9491342050219
N. PekovicC31:556-130-02-2-1045911200114
M. LeeG23:332-51-21-2-11123120106
L. RidnourG24:425-81-10-0-1001152120011
A. Shved 27:274-112-51-4-211224220111
D. Cunningham 18:303-50-01-2-93471200007
G. Stiemsma 09:141-30-00-0-100000200202
J. Barea 23:204-80-22-4-502233040010
D. Williams 10:111-20-10-0+40330100002
L. Amundson 03:000-00-00-2+70220010000
A. KirilenkoNWT - Back Spasms
Totals 24037-846-1914-30 132841191911133694
 44.0%31.6%46.7% team rebs: 10total to: 13
Boston Celtics (20-18)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
P. PierceF25:206-151-65-6+804421140018
B. BassF29:596-90-00-0+426814203012
K. GarnettC-F26:428-130-12-4+14191042120018
J. TerryG37:517-103-50-0+2405521020117
R. RondoG37:426-110-35-6-4011114150017
J. Sullinger 17:571-30-15-6+61671500207
C. Wilcox 20:142-30-01-201450402105
C. Lee 20:271-40-00-200111210002
J. Green 22:404-90-10-0+21342101028
L. Barbosa 00:040-00-00-000000000000
K. Joseph 01:040-10-00-0-40000000000
A. BradleyDNP - Coach's Decision
J. CollinsDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24041-784-1718-26 63945242461663104
 52.6%23.5%69.2% team rebs: 12total to: 16

inactive

  • Timberwolves: Budinger, Roy, Rubio
  • Celtics: Melo

technical fouls

  • Timberwolves: --
  • Celtics: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 9
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #38 Michael Smith, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #73 Tre Maddox
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:06
Minnesota Timberwolves (8-9) Boston Celtics (10-8)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Garnett vs Pekovic (Ridnour gains possession)
Lee Jump Shot: Missed  11:35  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:33  
Pekovic Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST)  11:24
[MIN 2-0]
 
  11:05 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:04  
Howard Jump Shot: Missed  10:52  
  10:51 Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:43
[BOS 2-2]
Garnett Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST) 
Howard Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST)  10:22
[MIN 4-2]
 
  10:10
[BOS 4-4]
Garnett Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  09:53 Bass Violation:Kicked Ball 
Lee Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  09:47  
  09:45 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:37
[BOS 6-4]
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST) 
Pekovic Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST)  09:16
[MIN 6-6]
 
  09:06
[BOS 8-6]
Garnett Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  08:54 Bass Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed  08:45  
  08:44 Team Rebound 
  08:29 Garnett Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Howard Layup Shot: Missed  08:14  
  08:13 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:08 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lee (1 ST) 
Ridnour Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:03
[MIN 8-8]
 
  07:51 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ridnour Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:50  
Howard Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST)  07:47
[MIN 10-8]
 
  07:30 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:29  
  07:21 Bass Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:21
[MIN 11-8]
 
  07:21 Bass Substitution replaced by Sullinger 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:21  
  07:20 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:10
[BOS 10-11]
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST) 
Howard 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lee (2 AST)  06:49
[MIN 14-10]
 
  06:30
[BOS 13-14]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:12 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:08
[BOS 15-14]
Garnett Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST) 
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed  05:47  
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:46  
Love Tip Shot: Missed  05:46  
  05:45 Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:37
[BOS 17-14]
Terry Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:30  
  05:30 Garnett Substitution replaced by Wilcox 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Sullinger (1 BLK)  05:19  
  05:18 Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:14 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Love Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  05:07  
Love Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:07  
  04:55
[BOS 19-14]
Sullinger Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST) 
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST)  04:34  
  04:30 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lee (2 ST) 
  04:30 Sullinger Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:30  
Team Rebound  04:30  
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:30
[MIN 15-19]
 
  04:17
[BOS 21-15]
Terry Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST) 
Love Running Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:00
[MIN 17-21]
 
  03:52 Rondo Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:51  
  03:45 Pierce Violation:Kicked Ball 
  03:45 Terry Substitution replaced by Lee 
  03:45 Pierce Substitution replaced by Green 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (4 AST)  03:30
[MIN 20-21]
 
  03:05 Green Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:03  
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  02:49
[MIN 23-21]
 
  02:34 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:33  
Love Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  02:27  
Love Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  02:27  
  02:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
Love Substitution replaced by Shved  02:27  
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham  02:27  
Lee Substitution replaced by Stiemsma  02:27  
Ridnour Substitution replaced by Barea  02:27  
  02:13 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:12  
Stiemsma Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (1 AST)  01:47
[MIN 25-21]
 
  01:31 Green Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (1 BLK) 
  01:30 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:28
[BOS 23-25]
Green Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Howard Jump Shot: Missed  01:07  
  01:06 Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:00 Wilcox Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:58.9  
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST)  00:51.6
[MIN 28-23]
 
  00:38.8
[BOS 25-28]
Green Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST) 
Barea Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:34.0
[MIN 30-25]
 
  00:10.3
[BOS 27-30]
Rondo Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
End of 1st Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (8-9) Boston Celtics (10-8)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:47
[BOS 29-30]
Green Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  11:28 Sullinger Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST)  11:18
[MIN 32-29]
 
  10:59
[BOS 31-32]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST) 
Stiemsma Layup Shot: Missed  10:43  
  10:42 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:34  
  10:34
[BOS 32-32]
Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  10:34
[BOS 33-32]
Sullinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Shved Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  10:17  
  10:16 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:05
[BOS 35-32]
Green Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  09:44  
Team Rebound  09:43  
  09:43 Garnett Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  09:43 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Bass 
Stiemsma Layup Shot: Missed  09:33  
  09:31 Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Stiemsma Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:27  
  09:19 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:18  
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lee (1 ST)  09:10  
Shved Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:08  
  08:51 Terry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stiemsma (2 BLK) 
  08:50 Team Rebound 
  08:50  
  08:45 Garnett 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:44  
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  08:27  
  08:26 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Cunningham Violation:Kicked Ball  08:15  
  08:03
[BOS 37-32]
Garnett Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  07:50 Lee Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Love  07:50  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  07:43  
  07:42 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:33 Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:32  
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bass (1 ST)  07:23  
  07:18
[BOS 39-32]
Terry Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST) 
Shved Floating Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:00
[MIN 34-39]
 
  06:54 Lee Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:53  
Cunningham Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Shved (1 AST)  06:41
[MIN 36-39]
 
  06:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:35 Green Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  06:35 Lee Substitution replaced by Rondo 
  06:25 Garnett Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:24  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:04 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:59 Pierce Layup Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  05:57  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:49 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:39 Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:38  
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:33
[MIN 38-39]
 
  05:06 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:05  
  04:49 Pierce Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:49
[MIN 39-39]
 
  04:49 Garnett Substitution replaced by Wilcox 
Williams Substitution replaced by Pekovic  04:49  
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:49  
  04:48 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:37
[BOS 41-39]
Pierce Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST) 
Barea Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:26  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:24  
  04:20 Rondo Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Shved Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:20  
Team Rebound  04:20  
Shved Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:20
[MIN 40-41]
 
  04:10
[BOS 43-40]
Rondo Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Barea Layup Shot: Missed  04:01  
  04:00 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:50 Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Shved (1 ST) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  03:46  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:45  
Cunningham Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:43
[MIN 42-43]
 
  03:31
[BOS 45-42]
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Love Step Back Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:08
[MIN 44-45]
 
  02:53 Bass Jump Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:52  
Shved 3pt Shot: Missed  02:45  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:44  
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  02:38  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:35  
  02:26 Wilcox Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:26  
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Howard  02:26  
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:26
[MIN 45-45]
 
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:26
[MIN 46-45]
 
  02:14 Pierce Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  02:14 Terry Substitution replaced by Lee 
Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bass (1 BLK)  01:53  
  01:51 Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Howard Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:47  
  01:47
[BOS 46-46]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  01:47
[BOS 47-46]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Pekovic Running Hook Shot: Missed  01:30  
  01:29 Team Rebound 
  01:22 Pierce Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:21  
  01:15 Bass Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:15  
Team Rebound  01:15  
  01:15 Bass Substitution replaced by Sullinger 
  01:15 Wilcox Substitution replaced by Garnett 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:15  
  01:14 Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:03 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Pekovic (1 ST) 
Love Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:53.4
[MIN 48-47]
 
  00:47.9 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST) 
  00:45.7 Rondo Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:45.7  
Team Rebound  00:45.7  
  00:45.7 Team Timeout : Short 
Love Substitution replaced by Cunningham  00:45.7  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:45.7
[MIN 49-47]
 
  00:31.9 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Howard (2 ST) 
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST)  00:29.7
[MIN 51-47]
 
  00:23.9 Garnett Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pekovic (2 ST) 
Shved 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:01.0 Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:00.0 Sullinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Minnesota Timberwolves (8-9) Boston Celtics (10-8)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:49 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  11:48  
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  11:37  
  11:27 Rondo Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  11:26  
Ridnour Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Pekovic (1 AST)  11:10
[MIN 53-47]
 
  10:54
[BOS 50-53]
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST) 
Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  10:36  
  10:17
[BOS 52-53]
Bass Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Pekovic Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:59
[MIN 55-52]
 
  09:47
[BOS 54-55]
Bass Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Garnett (3 AST) 
Pekovic Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  09:22
[MIN 57-54]
 
  09:13 Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ridnour (1 ST) 
Pekovic Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  08:58  
  08:56 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:47
[BOS 56-57]
Bass Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST) 
Howard 3pt Shot: Missed  08:21  
  08:19 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:14 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:13  
Love Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lee (3 AST)  08:07
[MIN 59-56]
 
  07:49
[BOS 58-59]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST) 
Lee Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (5 AST)  07:28
[MIN 61-58]
 
Lee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:17  
  07:17
[BOS 59-61]
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  07:17 Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:16  
Ridnour Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  07:08  
  07:08 Garnett Substitution replaced by Wilcox 
  06:53
[BOS 61-61]
Bass Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST) 
Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bass (2 BLK)  06:34  
  06:30 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Pekovic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:29  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:29  
  06:29 Wilcox Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:29 Team Rebound 
  06:29
[BOS 62-61]
Wilcox Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  06:15  
  06:14 Wilcox Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:56
[BOS 64-61]
Terry Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  05:43 Wilcox Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  05:36  
  05:35 Wilcox Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:23 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:22 Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:19
[BOS 67-61]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST) 
Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed  05:00  
  04:58 Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:50 Pierce Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  04:49  
Howard Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  04:43
[MIN 63-67]
 
  04:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:33 Pierce Substitution replaced by Green 
  04:23 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Howard (3 ST) 
Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed  04:02  
Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  04:01  
Love Tip Shot: Missed  04:01  
Love Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  04:00  
Love Tip Shot: Made (16 PTS)  04:00
[MIN 65-67]
 
  03:29
[BOS 69-65]
Rondo Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Howard 3pt Shot: Missed  03:09  
  03:07 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:54
[BOS 71-65]
Rondo Step Back Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Ridnour Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST)  02:39
[MIN 67-71]
 
  02:21
[BOS 73-67]
Bass Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Ridnour Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST)  02:08
[MIN 69-73]
 
  01:52
[BOS 75-69]
Wilcox Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rondo (10 AST) 
Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bass (3 BLK)  01:34  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  01:32  
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:30
[MIN 71-75]
 
  01:14
[BOS 77-71]
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  01:00 Wilcox Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  01:00 Bass Substitution replaced by Sullinger 
  01:00 Terry Substitution replaced by Lee 
Ridnour Substitution replaced by Barea  01:00  
Lee Substitution replaced by Shved  01:00  
  00:50.2 Sullinger Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:50.2  
Team Rebound  00:50.2  
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham  00:50.2  
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:50.2
[MIN 72-77]
 
  00:25.9 Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:24.9 Wilcox Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:24.9
[BOS 79-72]
Wilcox Putback Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST)  00:06.9  
  00:04.2 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Barbosa 
Barea Foul: Personal Take (1 PF)  00:01.5  
Love Substitution replaced by Ridnour  00:01.5  
  00:00.0 Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Barea Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:39
[MIN 74-79]
 
  11:23 Lee Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:22 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Cunningham Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  11:21  
  11:21 Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:21 Team Rebound 
  11:21
[BOS 80-74]
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Howard Jump Shot: Missed  11:05  
  11:04 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  10:45
[BOS 82-74]
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Green (2 AST) 
  10:26 Sullinger Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Cunningham Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  10:26
[MIN 75-82]
 
Cunningham Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:26  
  10:25 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Stiemsma Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  10:09  
  10:09
[BOS 83-75]
Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  10:09
[BOS 84-75]
Sullinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Barea Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  09:59  
Barea Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  09:59  
  09:35 Garnett Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
  09:34 Team Rebound 
Cunningham Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  09:23  
  09:23 Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:23 Team Rebound 
Stiemsma Substitution replaced by Pekovic  09:23  
Howard Substitution replaced by Love  09:23  
  09:23
[BOS 85-75]
Sullinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  09:13 Lee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:13  
Team Rebound  09:13  
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:13  
  09:12 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:58
[BOS 87-75]
Lee Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  08:40 Terry Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  08:40  
Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed  08:28  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  08:24  
Love Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST)  08:18  
  08:10 Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  08:09  
Shved Layup Shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:59 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  07:53 Green Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:52 Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:48
[BOS 90-75]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (1 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Sullinger (2 BLK)  07:28  
  07:26 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  07:23 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cunningham Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  07:21  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  07:08  
Shved Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:07  
  07:07 Garnett Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Shved Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:07  
Team Rebound  07:07  
  07:07 Garnett Substitution replaced by Wilcox 
  07:07 Terry Substitution replaced by Rondo 
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Ridnour  07:07  
Shved Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:07  
  07:06 Wilcox Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:56 Wilcox Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  06:56 Wilcox Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  06:56 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Bass 
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:51
[MIN 77-90]
 
  06:39 Wilcox Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Shved (2 ST) 
Shved Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bass (2 ST)  06:35  
Ridnour Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:30  
  06:30 Lee Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:30 Team Rebound 
  06:30 Lee Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  06:28 Bass Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  06:12 Green Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  06:12 Green Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Shved 3pt Shot: Missed  06:07  
  06:06 Wilcox Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Barea Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:03  
  06:03 Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:03 Team Rebound 
  06:03 Green Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  06:03
[BOS 91-77]
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  05:52 Bass Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
  05:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  05:52
[MIN 78-91]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  05:52
[MIN 79-91]
 
Shved Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:39  
  05:39
[BOS 92-79]
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  05:39
[BOS 93-79]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Ridnour Floating Jump shot: Missed  05:24  
Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  05:22  
Pekovic Tip Shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:22
[MIN 81-93]
 
Ridnour Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:01  
  05:01
[BOS 94-81]
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  05:01 Lee Substitution replaced by Terry 
  05:01 Wilcox Substitution replaced by Garnett 
  05:01
[BOS 95-81]
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  04:50 Rondo Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:50
[MIN 82-95]
 
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  04:50
[MIN 83-95]
 
  04:38
[BOS 97-83]
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Garnett (4 AST) 
Shved Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:17
[MIN 85-97]
 
Shved Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:07  
  04:07 Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:07 Team Rebound 
Barea Substitution replaced by Howard  04:07  
  04:07
[BOS 98-85]
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Shved Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  04:01  
  03:49 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  03:48  
Howard Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  03:35  
  03:34 Bass Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  03:28
[BOS 100-85]
Rondo Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Shved Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  03:06  
  03:05 Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
Shved Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  03:00  
  03:00
[BOS 101-85]
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Love Substitution replaced by Williams  03:00  
Pekovic Substitution replaced by Lee  03:00  
Ridnour Substitution replaced by Amundson  03:00  
  03:00 Garnett Substitution replaced by Wilcox 
  03:00 Pierce Substitution replaced by Green 
  03:00
[BOS 102-85]
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Williams Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Shved (2 AST)  02:39
[MIN 87-102]
 
  02:19 Green Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lee (1 BLK) 
Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:18  
Lee 3pt Shot: Missed  02:06  
  02:05 Bass Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  01:46
[BOS 104-87]
Bass Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rondo (11 AST) 
Shved Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wilcox (1 BLK)  01:34  
Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:32  
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:29
[MIN 90-104]
 
  01:05 Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:04  
  01:04 Rondo Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:04  
  01:04 Bass Substitution replaced by Sullinger 
  01:04 Terry Substitution replaced by Lee 
  01:04 Wilcox Substitution replaced by Joseph 
Amundson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:04  
Team Rebound  01:04  
Amundson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:04  
  01:03 Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:53.9 Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Amundson (1 ST) 
  00:35.6 Sullinger Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lee Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:35.6
[MIN 91-104]
 
Lee Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:35.6  
  00:34.9 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:13.9 Joseph Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:12.3  
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:03.8
[MIN 94-104]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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MIN
5th Northwest
31
51
5-5
20-21
11-30
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3rd Atlantic
41
40
4-6
27-13
14-27
 
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2 players 20.3
2 players 13.7
2 players 5.3
2 players 1.0
2 players 1.8