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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
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MINNEAPOLIS Nikola Pekovic will play for the Timberwolves Monday night against Boston after missing Saturday's game against Memphis with a sprained left ankle. Coach Rick Adelman said he's hardly surprised by Pekovic's quick return and that the big man was pretty close to being able to play Saturday.
"He said the other night that he just couldn't loosen it...
Nikola Pekovic bruised and battered the overmatched Boston front line for 29 points to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-100 victory over the Celtics on Monday night.
Andrei Kirilenko had 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and Dante Cunningham scored 19 points off the bench for the Wolves, who delivered coach Rick Adelman his 998th career victory.
Avery Bradley scored...
It looks like the Celtics' banner 18 chances have taken yet another big hit.
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Doc Rivers informed me last night that I should stop worrying about KG.
"Honestly, he's fine," Rivers said. "It's a bone something, a bone spur that just needs...
Nikola Pekovic scored 27 points and Ricky Rubio added 18 points, 12 assists and eight steals to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 107-98 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.
Pekovic made 11 of 14 shots from the field and also had eight rebounds. Rubio connected on five of his six attempts from 3-point range for the Timberwolves, who went 8-of-13 from beyond the arc...
The Celtics two best players continue to miss time, and it's not a good thing.
Kevin Garnett did not participate in today's shootaround.
— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) April 3, 2013
Paul Pierce (personal reasons) did not participate in shoot around. He is considered a game-time decision for tonight.
— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) April 3, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS For the first time since Kevin Garnett put on a Celtics jersey in 2007, the Timberwolves beat Boston on Monday night, a 110-100 victory that capped off a grueling homestand against playoff-bound teams.
If that win, that snapped streak, isn't a landmark of the most pathologic type, then what is?
Unfortunately for the Timberwolves in terms of their quest for karmic...
There are eight games left in the regular season for the Celtics, and the fourth seed is not officially out of reach. To put their plight in the rosiest terms possible, another flurry of strong play to close out the season’s final month could possibly put the Celtics back in the discussion for a top-four seed and home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
With the Boston Celtics struggling and Kevin Garnett still sidelined, the team's opportunity to improve its playoff seeding is fading.
But on Monday night in Minnesota, they'll try to take advantage of a Timberwolves team they've won 11 straight against. Ten of those victories have come since Garnett was traded to Boston in the summer of 2007.
The Celtics (38-35) have...
Minnesota Timberwolves 110, Boston Celtics 100 The Celtics headed to Minnesota for a match against the Timberwolves following a blowout loss last night against the New York Knicks. Paul Pierce was not available for the team, as announced yesterday, the captain sat out for personal reasons. To start the game, Avery Bradley and Courtney Lee had a difficult time guarding Ricky Rubio...
I'll be honest. The Madness got the best of me. Who could pass up on some of the match-ups this past weekend? While the Thunder are getting down to the nitty-gritty of their final push for the top seed, they didn't do too much to alarm me. However, here's a few things I'll say about Oklahoma City's weekend.
First off, I watch a lot of basketball. It did not...
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“We like how we match up with the Knicks,” captainPaul Pierce said. “We like how we match up with Miami. We like how we match up with pretty much anybody in the East.”
If the playoffs started today, the...
The Celtics drop the back end of a back-to-back and they'll return to Boston having lost both games of this small road trip. The loss tonight means that the Celtics are now 38-36 and it's pretty safe to say they won't be catching the Atlanta Hawks in this year's playoff race. Instead, they might start trending downward as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Charlotte...