Minnesota 106, Boston 88

Date - Saturday, November 16, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #72 J.T. Orr, #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #43 Dan Crawford
Attendance - 15111

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boston 24 26 20 18 88
Minnesota 33 22 34 17 106

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 4-7 2-3 2-4 L3
Minnesota 7-4 5-1 2-3 W1

Recap


Timberwolves 106, Celtics 88:
Kevin Love had 23 points and 12 rebounds as host Minnesota rolled to its fifth win in six home games.

Nikola Pekovic had 20 points and 12 rebounds and Kevin Martin scored 20 for the Timberwolves. J.J. Barea had 13 points and five steals off the bench.

Avery Bradley scored a season-high 27 points to pace Boston, which has lost three straight following a four-game winning streak. Leading scorer Jeff Green was held to two points on a pair of free throws, going without a field goal for the first time since an 0-for-9 effort at Orlando last Nov. 25.

Minnesota led by as many as 17 points before settling for a five-point halftime advantage that was reduced to 59-55 on Bradley's jumper with 9:48 left in the third quarter. Martin had five points and Love four as the Timberwolves answered with an 11-0 surge en route to an 89-70 advantage entering the fourth.

MarShon Brooks had back-to-back hoops early in the fourth as Boston attempted one last push, but it was thwarted when Barea had a layup and rookie Robbie Hummel buried a 3-pointer on the next possession. Minnesota, which forced 22 turnovers, was never threatened again as it won its second straight over the Celtics following 11 straight setbacks.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Celtics G Courtney Lee was scratched due to a sore wrist. ... Green missed all six of his shot attempts and is 4-for-18 from the floor in the last two games. ... Pekovic shot 8-of-9 and had eight of his rebounds on the offensive end.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Minnesota
Avery Bradley 27 Scoring Kevin Love 23
Jordan Crawford 5 Assists Ricky Rubio 7
Vitor Faverani 14 Rebounds Kevin Love 12
Brandon Bass 3 Free Throws Made Kevin Love 7
Vitor Faverani 3 Steals Dante Cunningham 5
Vitor Faverani 4 Blocks Corey Brewer 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston 88 39.5 5-18 15-18 14 50 8 6 22
Minnesota 106 42.6 7-23 19-22 19 50 3 13 13

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .800 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Houston . The Celtics have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .167 after a loss.