While the Celtics  remained competitive through the first half, trailing by just five through two quarters, they were blown out on the road by the Minnesota Timberwolves  in the third quarter en route to a 106-88 defeat. A competitive game became a blowout during a third quarter in which Minnesota outscored the visitors, 34-20.
The Celtics could do little to stop the T-Wolves’ bigs, as center Nikola Pekovic (20 points on 8-of-9 shooting) and Kevin Love  (23 points) faced little opposition. Minnesota outscored the Celtics in the paint, 52-28.
Avery Bradley  led the Celtics with a season-high 27 points (one short of his career high) on 12-of-23 shooting, but Jeff Green  proved invisible (two points) while the Celtics turned over the ball 21 times.
The Celtics dropped to 4-7, having lost three in a row.
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