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NBA - - Celtics ​stun Wolves with fourth quarter rally


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MINNEAPOLIS - The dynamic duo of 6'10 center Al Horford and 5'9 guard Isaiah Thomas ​plus ​a never​-​sa​y-die​ die attitude key​ed​ the Boston Celtics​' stunning ​​'99-93 ​win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center.​

The Celtics​,​ ​who overhauled an 81-68 deficit entering the fourth quarter, got 29 points from top playmaker Thomas, who drilled 9 of 20 field goals. Horford chipped in 20 points ​and ​6 rebounds.

Shooting guard Avery Bradley contributed 13 points in 13 minutes​.​,Terry Rozier had 12 points ​while ​Marcus Smart shared 9 points.

"​G​ive us credit for playing a little harder than them and making them think a little more and getting them uncomfortable" Thomas ​told reporters ​after the game.

Karl-Anthony "Kat Man" Towns topscored for the Timberwolves with 27 points including 18 boards, Gorgui Dieng added 20, Andrew Wiggins 14, Zach LaVine 11 and Ricky Rubio ​had ​11 points.

"I think we have to play tougher with a lead, and the big thing for us is to improve and learn" Timberwolves head coach Tom Thi​bodeau said.​

Up Next

The Timberwolves ​open a 3-game road trip ​beginning with a duel with the New Orleans Pelicans on Thanksgiving Eve​, the same night the Celtics visit the Nets in Brooklyn. ​

P.S.

Thomas-Mayweather Friendship

Retired boxing champion Floyd Mayweather considered Thomas as his little brother, and last year while Thomas still playing for the Phoenix Suns Mayweather gave a Bentley as his birthday gift to Thomas.

Meanwhile, we all knew that Fighting Senator from the Philippines Manny "Pac Man" Pacquiao favorite team in 2008 is NBA multi-titled Boston Celtics

Photo: Isaiah Tomas while still playing the Phoenix Suns last year, retired boxing Champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. gave him a Birthday gift Bentley car. AP.


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