The Boston Celtics defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves on the road in the Target Center on Friday night by a score of 100-79. This was the fourth win in a row for the Celtics and they now have a 29-22 record, which puts them in fourth place in the Eastern Conference and in first place in the Atlantic Division. The Timberwolves have now lost two of their last three games, giving them a record of 25-28, which puts them in 11th place in the Western Conference and in fourth place in the North West Division.
The Celtics were led by none other than Kevin Garnett, who played his first 12 seasons in Minnesota before moving to Boston. He scored 24 points against his former team while Paul Pierce added 21. Avery Bradley chipped in 17 while Brandon Bass added 12. The Timberwolves were led by Kevin Love, who scored 22 points while Luke Ridnour added 15 and Derrick williams chipped in 14.
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The Celtics will look to extend their winning streak to five game Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. (ET) against the Miami Heat while the Timberwolves will travel to Portland to play the Trailblazers for a Sunday night game.
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