Celtics Defeat Wolves, 11th Straight Home Win, Yabusele Back In Town, Jaylen Brown Gets Pranked
Celtics Defeat The TimberWolves 117-104! 11th Straight Home Win
Isaiah Thomas scored 27 points to lead the Boston Celtics past the Minnesota Timberwolves 117-104 on Wednesday night.
Al Horford added 20 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Celtics, who earned their 11th straight home win over Minnesota.
Boston also increased its lead to 1 1/2 games over the Washington Wizards for the second seed in the Eastern Conference.
Ricky Rubio had a season-high 23 points to lead the Timberwolves, who dropped to just 10-21 on the road this season.Boston led by eight entering the fourth quarter, but outscored Minnesota 32-27 in the final 12 minutes.
The Celtics got a 3-pointer from Jaylen Brown and a layup by Jonas Jerebko to extend their lead to 13 at the start of the fourth. That lead grew to as many as 19 at one point.
Both teams shot over 50 percent in fast-paced first half.The Timberwolves led 60-58 at the break and were aggressive throughout the half, leading by as many as 10 points and outscoring the Celtics 24-18 in the paint.
Guerschon Yabusele Is Back In Beantown!
"I think Guerschon's a freak of nature: 270 pounds, accounted for. I don't know, it might be 280, 290. He can shoot the ball, he's got good feet," Jaylen Brown said. "He's the Dancing Bear."
The Rookie Gets Pranked!