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Post by gyso on Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:43 pm

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Re: Game-On! Celtics @ Timberwolves - February 22, 2016

Post by gyso on Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:43 pm

Boston Celtics (33-24) @ Minnesota Timberwolves (17-39)

Tipoff: 8:00 pm EST Monday February 22, 2016

TV: FSN, CSNNE (Pre-game show starts at 7:30 PM)

http://www.csnne.com/ontv

Game Preview, box score and (after the game) postgame wrap-up:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/boston-celtics-minnesota-timberwolves-2016022216/

Celtics-Timberwolves preview: Targeting two in a row

http://www.csnne.com/boston-celtics/celtics-timberwolves-preview-targeting-two-in-a-row

MINNEAPOLIS – Two games past the All-Star break and we have seen both the best and worst of the Celtics.

When they are not engaged as a collective unit at both ends of the floor, you get games like the 111-93 thumping on Friday night in Utah.

But when they are locked in mentally, share the ball and play selfless for most of the game, they deliver dominant performances which we saw in the 121-101 beating of the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.

It will take a similar approach and ability to execute tonight against Minnesota if the Celtics will in fact build off the success of the win over the Nuggets. The Celtics (33-24) come into tonight’s game having won 11 of their last 14 games overall.

They are playing well right now, but the Target Center has not been kind to the Green Team in recent years.

Third-year coach Brad Stevens has never won in this building, which is part of Boston’s three-game road losing streak to the Timberwolves.

Still, streaks of the past mean little to the Celtics, who are doing their part to establish themselves as one of the elite teams in the Eastern Conference.

Boston was anything but that when these two met earlier this season on Dec. 21, a game the Celtics won, 113-99.

At that time, the victory ended a three-game losing skid, in addition to improving Boston’s record to 15-13, which was good enough for the 10th-best record in the East.

Boston’s fortunes have changed significantly since then.

If the playoffs were today, Boston would be the third seed.

And make no mistake about it.

The mindset among players now isn’t whether they will make the playoffs, but whether they can secure home-court advantage through at least the first round.

The outlook isn’t quite as rosy for the Timberwolves (17-39), who aren’t realistically thinking playoffs. Instead, their success is measured in the continued growth and progress of their young core which consists of reigning rookie of the year Andrew Wiggins, potential rookie of the year this season Karl-Anthony Towns and two-time slam dunk champion Zach LaVine.

“They’re a very young, talented team that plays with a lot of energy,” said Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas. “So we have to come out and be aggressive on the defensive end and take it from there.”

Jared Sullinger added, “We have to come ready to play. We pride ourselves on back-to-backs. We want to be the best at that. We’ll be ready to go.”

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Re: Game-On! Celtics @ Timberwolves - February 22, 2016

Post by bobheckler on Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:39 pm

If we win this we will be 2 out of 3 since the ASG. I can live with that.

I listened to Marcus' Pump Up video on Youtube before.

I. AM. READY.
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Re: Game-On! Celtics @ Timberwolves - February 22, 2016

Post by bobheckler on Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:11 pm

Pacers over the Heat, in Miami, by 10 after 1.

Go Pacers!
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:13 pm

What have they said about Bosh? He is playing with fire there.
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Post by bobheckler on Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:15 pm

what a block at point blank by Amir on Towns
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:18 pm

Funny, you see Garnett on the bench, never did that here in Boston, one thing that never sat well with me

Townes is a handfull
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Post by Ktronic1 on Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:25 pm

Settle down
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Post by Ktronic1 on Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:27 pm

Smart is too much. Not here not tonight boy
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Re: Game-On! Celtics @ Timberwolves - February 22, 2016

Post by RosalieTCeltics on Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:27 pm

Looking a little ragged
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Post by bobheckler on Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:27 pm

Smart with the flypaper hands.

Too many 3s.
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Post by bobheckler on Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:28 pm

RosalieTCeltics wrote:Funny, you see Garnett on the bench, never did that here in Boston, one thing that never sat well with me

Townes is a handfull


Good evening Rosalie and ktronic,
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Post by bobheckler on Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:31 pm

TOO. MANY. 3s.
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Re: Game-On! Celtics @ Timberwolves - February 22, 2016

Post by RosalieTCeltics on Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:32 pm

Hi Bob and Ktronic. This kid is really good
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Post by Ktronic1 on Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:33 pm

C'mon Zeller! You chump
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Post by Ktronic1 on Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:33 pm

RosalieTCeltics wrote:Hi Bob and Ktronic. This kid is really good
Hi Rosalie, he's amazing
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Post by RosalieTCeltics on Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:35 pm

Finally waking up. Smart and Turner, great combo lately.
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Re: Game-On! Celtics @ Timberwolves - February 22, 2016

Post by bobheckler on Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:36 pm

the Minny announcers are drooling over Smart's intensity.
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Post by cowens/oldschool on Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:36 pm

Smart has amazing work ethic, were getting eatin up inside
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Re: Game-On! Celtics @ Timberwolves - February 22, 2016

Post by bobc33 on Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:38 pm

Evening gents, and Rosalie!

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Re: Game-On! Celtics @ Timberwolves - February 22, 2016

Post by Ktronic1 on Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:38 pm

Kind of Glad Danny did not make that deal for Okafer We need length ala Townes
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Re: Game-On! Celtics @ Timberwolves - February 22, 2016

Post by bobheckler on Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:38 pm

AFTER 1


Celtics

STARTERS MIN FG 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
A. Johnson PF 8 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 -11 0
J. Crowder SF 12 1-4 1-3 2-2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 -10 5
J. Sullinger C 9 3-3 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -12 6
A. Bradley PG 8 1-4 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 -11 2
I. Thomas PG 9 0-5 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 -12 0

BENCH MIN FG 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
J. Jerebko PF 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 +2 0
J. Mickey PF Has not entered game
T. Zeller C 3 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 +2 0
K. Olynyk C Has not entered game
M. Smart PG 4 2-3 0-1 2-2 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 +5 6
T. Rozier PG Has not entered game
E. Turner SG 4 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 +1 4
R.J. Hunter SG Has not entered game
J. Young SG Has not entered game
TEAM 9-25 1-7 4-6 3 6 9 6 4 1 1 3 23
+/- denotes team's net points while the player is on the court
Fast Break Points: 6
Points in Paint: 6
Total Turnovers (Points Off Turnovers): 1 (2)
Flagrant Fouls: 0
Technical Fouls: 0


Timberwolves

STARTERS MIN FG 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
G. Dieng C 8 2-3 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 +9 4
K. Towns C 12 7-10 0-0 1-2 2 5 7 1 0 0 0 1 +8 15
R. Rubio PG 9 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 5 0 0 1 1 +12 2
Z. LaVine PG 12 2-3 2-2 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 +8 6
A. Wiggins SG 12 2-6 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 +8 4

BENCH MIN FG 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
N. Bjelica PF Has not entered game
A. Payne PF Has not entered game
K. Garnett PF Has not entered game
S. Muhammad SF Has not entered game
D. Rudez SF Has not entered game
T. Prince SF 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0
N. Pekovic C Has not entered game
T. Jones PG 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 -4 0
A. Miller PG Has not entered game
K. Martin SG Has not entered game
TEAM 14-23 2-2 1-2 4 13 17 10 0 1 5 4 31
+/- denotes team's net points while the player is on the court
Fast Break Points: 0
Points in Paint: 10
Total Turnovers (Points Off Turnovers): 5 (Cool
Flagrant Fouls: 0
Technical Fouls: 0


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Re: Game-On! Celtics @ Timberwolves - February 22, 2016

Post by bobheckler on Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:39 pm

Down 16 with less than a minute left and now it's just 8.

Towns carrying the Wolves with 15 points and 7 rebounds in the first quarter.

Wow.
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Post by bobheckler on Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:41 pm

61% for them vs 32% for us.

And we're only down 8.
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Re: Game-On! Celtics @ Timberwolves - February 22, 2016

Post by cowens/oldschool on Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:42 pm

great full court pass by Turner
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