NBA - - Celtics stun Wolves with fourth quarter rally
By Daniel Quindao Guden
Thu, 24 Nov 2016
MINNEAPOLIS - The dynamic duo of 6'10 center Al Horford and 5'9 guard Isaiah Thomas plus a never-say-die die attitude keyed 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.
"Give 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 Thibodeau said.
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.
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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