Final

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/20

Game 1: Sunday, October 20th
Celtics89Final
Timberwolves104

Celtics 89

(1-6, 0-4 away)

Timberwolves 104

(3-2, 2-2 home)

    Coverage: NBATV

    6:00 PM ET, October 20, 2013

    Bell Centre, Montreal, PQ

    1 2 3 4 T
    BOS 27 24 21 1789
    MIN 31 26 24 23104

    Top Performers

    Bos: G. Wallace 16 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Min: K. Love 22 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Love leads Timberwolves past Celtics in preseason

    Associated Press

    MONTREAL -- Kevin Love had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 104-89 preseason win against the Boston Celtics on Sunday.

    The game was held in Montreal as part of the 2013 NBA Canada series.

    Kevin Martin scored 21 points for the Timberwolves (3-2). Ricky Rubio had 15 points and a game-high seven assists.

    "We're getting more acclimated with each other each day that goes by," said Martin, who was acquired in an offseason trade with Oklahoma City. "I'm very hopeful for the season. We have a good team here. We have high expectations for ourselves as a team. We expect to win games."

    Gerald Wallace had 16 points for Boston (1-6). Toronto native Kelly Olynyk scored four points in 19 minutes.

    "It's fun. It's an honor to play in front of your country," Olnyk said. "It's a special feeling."

    Minnesota put together a 12-0 run to grab an 18-7 lead on Martin's 3-pointer with 6:24 left in the first quarter. The Timberwolves led 57-51 at halftime and carried an 81-72 lead into the final period.

    Martin was 5 for 8 from 3-point range. He also had five rebounds and three assists.

    "It's a really tough guard when you have a guy like Kevin Martin who's so fast and can get open, runs the break, can shoot the ball from distance," Love said. "He only needs a split-second."

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BOS
    MIN
    Points 89 104
    FGM-FGA 33-86 (.384) 34-79 (.430)
    3PM-3PA 3-26 (.115) 10-25 (.400)
    FTM-FTA 20-26 (.769) 26-34 (.765)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 14-40 15-54
    Assists 12 20
    Turnovers 11 17
    Steals 10 7
    Blocks 3 8
    Fast Break Points 12 9
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (2/0) 24 (1/0)

    Top Performers

    Boston
    Minnesota
    Gerald Wallace Wallace
    Points: 16
    Reb: 2
    Ast: 3
    Stl: 2
    Blk: 0
    Kevin Love Love
    Points: 22
    Reb: 9
    Ast: 3
    Stl: 3
    Blk: 1