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Saturday, November 16th (All times Eastern)

Boston Celtics (4-6) at Minnesota Timberwolves (6-4), 8 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost two of their last three, but return home Saturday night to take on the Boston Celtics at Target Center.

The Wolves' two losses came on the road against respectable opponents, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Denver Nuggets. The Denver loss came Friday night, 117-113 and that was the most points allowed by Minnesota this season.

"Our rotations weren't there. We needed to help the helper, ball screen rotations, they were off all night but we were still right there at the end," said Kevin Love.

Love led the Wolves with 28 points and 10 rebounds. Kevin Martin was also stellar with 27 points and J.J. Barea added 21 points off the bench on 10- for-14 shooting.

Nikola Pekovic (14), Dante Cunningham (12) and Corey Brewer (11) all scored in double figures. Ricky Rubio scored zero points, but handed out 12 assists.

Head coach Rick Adelman shortened his bench on Friday. Only three Wolves came off the bench, so fatigue might be an issue when the Celtics came to town on Saturday.

Boston has struggled since a four-game winning streak. The C's dropped two in a row, both at home, with the most recent setback coming on Friday to the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Celtics lost all four quarters to the Blazers on Friday and ultimately fell, 109-96.

Jared Sullinger led the Celtics with a career-high 26 points. The Ohio State product shot 11-for-18 from the floor and 2-for-4 from long range in 36 minutes of action.

"Feels great, but at the same time we lost. That takes feeling great to not (feeling) awesome," said Sullinger, who is battling a bone bruise in his knee. "We have to keep playing hard and as a team."

Jeff Green (14) and Jordan Crawford (11) were the only other Boston players in double figures on Friday. Those two are starters, but the other three first-unit Celtics - Brandon Bass, Kelly Olynyk and Avery Bradley - combined for 14 points.

The Wolves snapped an 11-game losing streak to the Celtics on Apr. 1. That also halted a five-game home losing streak to Boston.

11/16 10:04:26 ET

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Memphis NBA TV, FS-IN, SportSouth
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LA Clippers 4/24 10:30 PM ET
Golden State TNT, CSN-BAY, FSN-PT
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game Three. Series tied, 1-1.
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Standings

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
 
x= clinched playoff berth
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
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
3rd
CHR 1
DUR 1
 
Final
CLE 5
KAN 1
Final
PIT 1
CIN 2
Final
DET 7
CWS 4
Final
TAM 7
MIN 9
Final
NYM 4
STL 1
Final
CHC 2
ARI 5
3rd
WAS 0
SDP 0
 
2nd
TOR 1
BAL 0
 
2nd
BOS 0
NYY 1
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
OAK
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
1st
ATL 17
IND 13
 
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
OKC
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
LAC
8:00pm Tonight
DET
BOS
9:30pm Tonight
MIN
COL
10:30pm Tonight
LOS
SJS
3rd
CHR 1
DUR 1