For the first time since they gave us Kevin Garnett, the Minnesota Timberwolves have beaten the Celtics. They did it by feeding Nikola Pekovic early and often, and then feasting on the Celtics mistakes. Wolves take it 110-100.
The Celtics kept nipping and tucking and making it feel like they had a shot, but every time they got close, the Wolves would whip off another run to put this out of reach. I rarely felt like this game was winnable after the first quarter, and was always surprised when the C’s were within 5.
Pek scored 15 in the first quarter, and he nearly fouled out half the Celtics. He lived at the line, hitting all 11 of his free throws and 9 of his 15 shot attempts. If it wasn’t for Avery Bradley (19 points, 8-14 fg) the C’s might have gotten blow out.
Bradley’s shooting: Tommy must have said “that’s his shot” on all 14 of Bradley’s attempts (I addressed that in the halftime show). He came out with confidence and it showed. I think this kid can be a solid o