Preview: The Timberwolves have won two of their past three games, and Boston has won seven of 10 to forge a tie with Philadelphia in the Atlantic Division.
Players to watch: Kevin Love is coming off a 40-point, 19-rebound performance in Charlotte, his third game with 40 or more this month. PG Luke Ridnour (15 points, a season-high 14 assists) and F Anthony Tolliver (11 points, 11 rebounds) are also coming off double-doubles. Boston F Kevin Garnett had his 16th double-double of the season on Wednesday vs. Utah, including a game-high 23 points. G/F Paul Pierce has averaged 20.4 points the past five games. PG Rajon Rondo has had 10 or more assists in all but two games this month.
Numbers: The Wolves are 0-6 against Boston since Garnett was traded there before the 2007-08 season.
Injuries: Wolves PG Ricky Rubio (knee surgery) is out; F Michael Beasley (sprained big toe), G J.J Barea (quad contusion) and C Nikola Pekovic (ankle) are questionable. Boston C Jermaine O'Neal is out; SG Ray Allen (right ankle) and G/F Mickael Pietrus (head) are day-to-day.
|Chicago WSox - WP: R. Belisario||7||FINAL|
|Detroit - LP: J. Soria||4|
|Colorado - LP: P. Hernandez||1||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Arrieta||3|
|St. Louis - WP: S. Miller||6||FINAL|
|San Diego - LP: O. Despaigne||2|
|Philadelphia - WP: A. Bastardo||10||FINAL|
|Washington - LP: G. Gonzalez||4|
|LA Angels - WP: H. Santiago||1||FINAL|
|Baltimore - LP: R. Webb||0|
|Seattle - WP: J. Beimel||6||FINAL|
|Cleveland - LP: B. Shaw||5|
|Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto||3||FINAL|
|Miami - LP: T. Koehler||1|
|Minnesota - LP: C. Thielbar||3||FINAL|
|Kansas City - WP: Y. Ventura||6|
|Toronto - WP: A. Sanchez||6||FINAL|
|Houston - LP: C. Qualls||5|
|Pittsburgh - LP: J. Locke||4||FINAL|
|Arizona - WP: O. Perez||7|
|Atlanta - LP: J. Teheran||1||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - WP: C. Kershaw||2|
|NY Giants||8/3/14 7:00 PM|
|Brt Columbia||9:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/2/14 6:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/7/14 7:30 PM|
|Edmonton||8/8/14 6:00 PM|
|Hamilton||8/8/14 9:00 PM|
|Ottawa||8/9/14 6:30 PM|