Recap - Celtics Defeat Minnesota 85-82
The Celtics grabbed an 85-82 win over the Timberwolves on Sunday, behind a 23-point effort from Paul Pierce at Target Center.
Boston did not, however, defeat the Timberwolves against the spread, which closed at 8 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 191.5.
Boston got 13 points from Kevin Garnett and another 11 points from Nenad Krstic. Kevin Garnett contributed 5 assists, while Kevin Garnett cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
The Timberwolves got a 28-point performance from Michael Beasley, who was supported by 16 points from Anthony Tolliver. Luke Ridnour had 8 assists in a losing cause for Minnesota, while Anthony Tolliver grabbed 15 rebounds.
Boston led at halftime, 47-34.
The rebound battle favored Minnesota as they grabbed 49 boards, while Boston only had 42.
Next game, Boston takes its act on the road to face Indiana looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head home to face Chicago.