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NBA Game Summary - Boston at Minnesota



(Saturday, November 16th)

Final Score: Minnesota 106, Boston 88

Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic each posted double-doubles to power the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 106-88 rout of the Boston Celtics.

Love had 23 points and Pekovic 20, with each player pulling down 12 boards. Kevin Martin contributed 20 points for the Timberwolves, who beat the Celtics for the second straight time after 11 straight defeats to Boston.

"We were just better tonight then we were last night. They pushed themselves through the fatigue and did enough to get a good win," Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman said.

Avery Bradley scored 27 points and Vitor Faverani had nine points and 14 rebounds for the Celtics, losers of three in a row.

"Every time we made a run Pekovic stopped it. Every single time," Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. "We tried to put bodies on him. Jared (Sullinger) looked tired tonight and didn't play like he did last night."

Sullinger had 26 points and eight rebounds in Boston's 109-96 home loss to Portland Friday. On Saturday, he had three points and four boards.

Boston trailed by as many as 17 in the first half, but trimmed the margin to 55-50 at the break thanks to a 12-5 spurt to end the second quarter. Bradley's 3-pointer in the final second gave the Celtics momentum.

A jumper from Bradley early in the third quarter had the Celtics within 59-55, but Minnesota pulled away by scoring the next 11 points. Martin netted the final five of the run, and the difference later swelled to 89-70 going to the fourth.

The Celtics shot just 8-of-23 from the field in the third quarter, including 0-of-4 from 3-point range. That was part of a 5-of-18 overall effort from beyond the arc.

The Timberwolves were comfortably ahead in the final quarter and led by as many as 21 points.

Minnesota trailed by a 12-7 score early in the game, but gained control late in the opening quarter. J.J. Barea's layup in the final seconds provided a 33-24 lead after 12 minutes.

Game Notes

Barea had 13 points, one more than teammate Dante Cunningham ... Brandon Bass had 15 points and Jordan Crawford 10 for the Celtics ... Boston committed 22 turnovers, which led to 28 points for the Timberwolves ... The Celtics shot 39.5 percent from the field ... Courtney Lee (sore right wrist) and Keith Bogans (illness) sat out for the Celtics.

11/17 01:52:15 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
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y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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y= clinched division title
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Final
NOR 0
DUR 3
 
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CHC 1
CIN 4
9th
PIT 3
MIL 5
 
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WAS 3
STL 1
9th
CLE 2
TOR 3
 
8th
DET 6
ANA 11
 
9th
NYM 0
ATL 6
 
8th
BOS 4
BAL 7
 
7th
TAM 3
NYY 5
 
9th
MIA 4
SEA 4
 
6th
TEX 10
CWS 0
 
6th
KAN 5
MIN 0
 
5th
COL 8
PHI 0
 
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HOU
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TAM 1
MON 4
Final
BOS 0
DET 1
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NOR 0
DUR 3