Kevin Garnett is known to hold grudges, and he might just hold one against the team where he played the first 13 years of his Hall of Fame career. Garnett had 18 points and 10 rebounds in the 104-94 win, Boston's tenth game against the Wolves since acquiring him in the summer of 2007. The Celtics have won all ten games. All five starters got into double digits for Boston, with Rajon Rondo putting up 17 points and 11 assists in his return to action after a two-game suspension for starting a fight against the Brooklyn Nets. Kevin Love chipped in game highs of 19 points and 13 rebounds, but it wasn't enough for the Timberwolves, who never led after giving up 32 points in the third quarter.
Boston hadn't played since a loss Saturday to Milwaukee, and will have Thursday off before a home-and-home with the Philadelphia 76ers.