Avery Bradley scored 14 points and Kevin Garnett added 12 points in the opening half as the Boston Celtics took a 56-45 lead over the Minnesota Timberwolves into the break on Friday night at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN.
The Celtics brushed aside the Wolves in the opening quarter, leading 31-20 through twelve minutes, and Minnesota couldn't plug up the holes in the second period, keeping pace with Boston on the scoreboard, 25-25, to put them down 11 points at the intermission. Bradley scored eight straight for Boston at one point during the half.
Paul Pierce scored 10 and both Keyon Dooling and Greg Stiemsma added six points for Boston, which is shooting 51.1 percent and has a 21-20 advantage on the boards.
Kevin Love has 13 points and seven rebounds while Derrick Williams has 10 points.