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.
|Miami - LP: T. Koehler||5||FINAL|
|Washington - WP: M. Scherzer||7|
|Arizona - WP: J. Collmenter||13||FINAL|
|Colorado - LP: T. Matzek||7|
|San Diego - WP: I. Kennedy||9||FINAL|
|San Francisco - LP: C. Heston||1|
|Cincinnati - WP: M. Leake||3||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - LP: G. Cole||0|
|NY Yankees - LP: C. Sabathia||1||FINAL|
|Toronto - WP: M. Buehrle||5|
|Philadelphia - LP: J. Williams||5||FINAL|
|Atlanta - WP: M. Foltynewicz||7|
|Baltimore - LP: U. Jimenez||1||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: J. deGrom||5|
|Arizona - WP: R. Ray||5||FINAL|
|Colorado - LP: J. Lyles||1|
|Los Angeles||2||Top 8th Inning|
|Cleveland||9||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Detroit||5||Bottom 6th Inning|
|Oakland||0||Top 8th Inning|
|Texas||11||Top 9th Inning|
|Chicago Cubs||6||Top 8th Inning|
|Seattle||0||Bottom 2nd Inning|
|LA Clippers||52||2nd Qtr 4:20|
|Los Angeles||0||0th Half|
|Real Salt Lake||0|