Timberwolves vs. Celtics: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Timberwolves vs. Celtics: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Timberwolves vs. Celtics: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Minnesota Timberwolves (43-33) play against the Boston Celtics (28-28) at TD Garden

Game Time: 6:00 PM EDT on Sunday March 27, 2022

Minnesota Timberwolves 112, Boston Celtics 134 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Sopan Deb @SopanDeb
Another Gloucester reference. Big night for people who say they’re from Boston but are actually from an hour outside of the city. – 11:38 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Boston Celtics move into first in East with win over Timberwolves nba.nbcsports.com/2022/03/27/bos…11:35 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Something scary has happened: our offense has caught up to our defense 😬 nba.com/celtics/sideba…11:33 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
New on BSJ: Playoff seeding is no longer the priority for banged-up Boston Celtics
bostonsportsjournal.com/2022/03/27/kar…11:15 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
In non-punching-at-the-Oscar news, Boston’s win tonight puts Celtics No. 1 in the East and Heat No. 2, with the teams possessing identical records but Boston owning tiebreaker. The notion of Celtics – under .500 a couple months ago – catching Heat this season seemed unfathomable. – 10:36 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
New ESPN story: Boston won in blowout fashion Sunday to improve to a staggering 24-4 since Jan. 23. But the Celtics await imaging results on Robert Williams’ left knee, and Boston declined to say whether its full roster is eligible to play in Toronto. espn.com/nba/story/_/id…10:36 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
BSJ Game Report: Boston Celtics 134, Minnesota Timberwolves 112 – C’s dominate again and climb into first after sixth straight win
bostonsportsjournal.com/2022/03/27/bsj…10:23 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Jayson Tatum on knee soreness affecting his slow start this season: “Maybe in the beginning that played a part. I’ve just really been playing basketball like three years straight, from the bubble, short offseason, playing last year, to the Olympics. But that’s just part of it.” – 10:11 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Jayson Tatum said he will have “a better idea in the morning” on whether he will play tomorrow in Toronto. Will get the knee assessed. Sounds like sitting will be a possible option on the second night of a back to back. – 9:44 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Jayson Tatum on his current level of play: “I wish I had started the season this way – then I’d be MVP.” – 9:43 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum on playing tomorrow in Toronto: “We’re going to assess that tomorrow. See how my knee is feeling. And we’ll decide then.” – 9:43 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Jayson Tatum said he’s happy for UNC’s Caleb Love, who played for Tatum’s father in St. Louis and has no doubt he’ll be in the NBA next year. “But (he) gotta lose next week.” #Celtics #MarchMadness #UNC9:43 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jayson Tatum says he’s going to assess his knee tomorrow to decide if he’ll play in Toronto. – 9:43 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Jayson Tatum on finding a rhythm later in the season: “I wish I could start the season like this. Then maybe I’ll be MVP.” – 9:42 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum on his run of great play: “I wish I could start a season like this. Then I’d be MVP. But it’s a great time to find your rhythm.” – 9:42 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum on the Celtics season so far: “It’s been a journey. We’ve had to find ourselves. But it’s been fun. Looking back on the tougher times, I think we benefitted from them and it made us better along the way.” – 9:42 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jayson Tatum on going from 11th to 1st: “It’s been a journey. We’ve had to find our identity…It’s been fun. Some of the tougher times, looking back, I think we benefited from it and it made us better along the way. – 9:41 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum on his knee soreness: “It’s feeling better. It’s something from earlier in the season. Something I’ve needed to keep an eye on.” – 9:41 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jayson Tatum on going from 11th seed to 1 seed in two months: “It’s been a journey. We’ve had to find our identity.” – 9:40 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Jayson Tatum said his knee soreness is “feeling better.” Said it’s something from early in the season that he’s needed to keep an eye on throughout. – 9:40 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jayson Tatum on his knee: “It’s feeling better.” Says he’s been keeping an eye on it all season. – 9:40 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum on fellow St. Louis native Caleb Love of UNC: “He’s been playing great. No doubt in my mind he’ll be playing up here, in the league, next year. But they gotta lose next game.” – 9:39 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Duke alum Jayson Tatum on UNC’s Caleb Love, who played for his Dad back in high school: “No doubt in my mind he’ll be playing up here in the NBA next year, but they gotta lose next week.” – 9:39 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Jayson Tatum on Duke-UNC in the final four: “Coach K’s final year. You really can’t draw it up better than that.” – 9:38 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jayson Tatum on Duke-UNC: “Coach K’s last year, you can’t write it up any better than that.” – 9:38 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Jayson Tatum on how the team’s feeling after rising to the top of the East over the last couple of months: “Feeling good. Playing great basketball. Everyone’s contributing.” – 9:37 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jayson Tatum on being No. 1 seed: “Feeling good. Playing great basketball…spirits are high.” – 9:37 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Marcus Smart is 9th in the NBA in assists per game at 7.6 since the All-Star break, right behind Nikola Jokic. He was 37th (5.3 apg) pre-break.
He’s also shooting 39.7% on 4.9 3PA per game in those 14 games. Celtics are 12-2 in that span. – 9:34 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Updated magic numbers for the East leading Celtics entering Monday in Toronto…
With seven games remaining, Boston for the first time now controls its own seeding destiny.
Play-in: 0 (Clinched 3/18)
Playoffs: 2 (Cleveland)
4-seed: 5 (Chicago)
1-seed: 7 (Multiple Teams) – 9:29 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Nic Claxton just rejected Jaden McDaniels at the rim but made contact with the body. The Nets are challenging the call, but I think they’re going to lose. – 9:27 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Anthony Edwards has been disappointed in his slow starts to games of late. He said he’s coming out too late for pre-game warmups. Like with 4 minutes before the game.
“I’ve been coming out super late. Not getting a good warmup in. So I’m blaming myself for that.” – 9:19 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
New: The latest from Ime Udoka on Rob Williams’ knee injury and an update on Al Horford masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…9:10 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics standings watch:
1. BOS (own tiebreaker over MIA)
2. MIA – 0.0 UP
3. MIL – 0.5 UP
4. PHI – 0.5 UP
5. CHI – 3.5 UP
6. TOR – 4.5 UP
7. CLE – 5.5 UP
8. BKN – 7.5 UP (currently playing CHA)
9. CHA – 8.5 UP (currently playing BKN)
10. ATL – 9.5 UP – 9:08 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Derrick White says the keys to him snapping out of his shooting funk was to remain confident and to get back to the basics. He has made 48.4% of his shots over his last four games. – 9:07 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Derrick White on starting to come out of a shooting slump: “Your mind kind of goes crazy. You try to critique this little thing here, this little thing there … Just try to clear your mind and go back to the basics.” – 9:06 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Derrick White on trying to get out of his shooting slump: “Your mind just kinda goes crazy, just trying to critique this little thing here, this little thing there, try not to think too much about it…just clear your mind and go back to the basics.” – 9:06 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Derrick White: “Anytime we can attack with a defensive mindset, that’s great.” – 9:05 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Celtics now atop the East … and playing like the best team in the conference. – 9:00 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Harden’s box score w/ Sixers has been underwhelming, but overall impact on guys he’s played with is quite promising.
Starters are +18.6 per 100 in 216 mins over last 15 games.
2nd in NBA to Boston’s starters: +20.6/100 in 147 min in same span.
Rotations should be main concern. – 8:55 PM
Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
“Seeding matters … But we’re going to have to play who we have to play. The East is going to be a dogfight. We’re not running from nobody.”
– Jaylen Brown on seeding after Celtics took over the top spot in the East on Sunday night.
pic.twitter.com/ab0Gf6PyI08:53 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
The 76ers just went from 1st to 4th in the East, and Boston now leads the East.
That’s three teams who have been atop the East in 22 hours. – 8:50 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown on if playoff seedings matter: “It matters, because the East is going to be a dogfight. But we aren’t running from nobody.” – 8:46 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown in the walk-off TV interview: “We got a little respect around here. Jayson Tatum – MVP. Ime – Coach of the Year. Rob and Smart – First Team All-Defense and Defensive Player of the Year. We gotta get some respect.” – 8:45 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
On Saturday afternoon the Heat were No. 1 in the East. On Saturday night, the 76ers were No. 1. Now the Celtics are No. 1 (by virtue of tiebreaker over the Heat). – 8:45 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
JT just can’t be stopped 😤
Check out tonight’s @gatorade player of the game ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/eqObBllnHC8:44 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Ime Udoka on what has led to our hot stretch of ball: “The main thing that we’ve seen is consistency over the last few months over a lot of areas that we really targeted.” Those areas include sharing the ball and playing with urgency. – 8:41 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Udoka said Al Horford (personal reasons) unlikely to play in Toronto tomorrow night. Coupled with Rob Williams’ sprained knee, they will be shorthanded in the paint. – 8:38 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL had the game in control at the half, but didn’t come out with the same intensity. The Pelicans are now fully engaged, and have hit 3 straight 3’s, helping them trim LAL’s 20-point lead to 5 before a LeBron layup made it 85-78 with 4 min. to play in the 3rd. – 8:37 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Udoka says it’s not looking likely that Al Horford makes the trip to Toronto for tomorrow’s game – 8:37 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
With RWilliams getting his knee examined Monday and AL Horford unlikely to join the team in Toronto, #Celtics will be severely shorthanded in the frontcourt against #Raptors. – 8:36 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said Al Horford, out tonight for personal reasons, is “still dealing with some stuff.” He is not likely to make the trip to Toronto tomorrow. – 8:36 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Al Horford’s potential availability for tomorrow vs. Raptors according to Ime Udoka: “It’s not looking likely.” – 8:35 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka said it’s not looking likely that Al Horford will play tomorrow in Toronto. Udoka said Horford is “still dealing with some stuff.” – 8:35 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Ime Udoka said he was unsure of what happened to Robert Williams, but that he was in “quite a bit of pain” and that he’s going to get his knee scanned tomorrow morning. Said that imaging would determine how long Williams could be out. – 8:35 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka on player availability if the Celtics have to play the Raptors in the playoffs: “I know Canada has changed their rules, but if our guys are healthy, they are all available to play there.” – 8:34 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Ime Udoka says Robert Williams was in quite a bit of pain with his knee but didn’t remember which specific play he hurt himself. He will not play tomorrow night. They are getting that scanned now – 8:34 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
#NEBHInjuryReport Robert Williams will undergo testing tomorrow on his left knee and will not travel with the team tonight to Toronto. – 8:34 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Ime Udoka said Rob Williams had “quite a bit of pain on the lateral side” of his sprained knee. Horford will be out in Toronto tomorrow night as well due to personal reasons. Udoka implies all players on the roster are allowed to play in Canada with the vaccination requirement. – 8:33 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said Robert Williams was in “quite a bit of pain.” The Celtics will know more when he gets the knee further evaluated in the morning. According to Udoka, Williams couldn’t remember a single play where it happened. – 8:33 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Rob Williams won’t travel with the team to Toronto for tomorrow’s game. – 8:32 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka said he doesn’t know what happened with Rob Williams’ knee. Williams said he wasn’t sure when it happened.
Udoka said Williams is in quite a bit of pain, but he’s not sure the extent of the injury yet. – 8:32 PM
Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
Robert Williams will get checked out in the morning. Will not travel. Al Horford will also not go to Toronto. Ime said the team still deciding who else will travel. – 8:32 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Udoka: Rob Williams will have sprained knee scanned in morning. In “quite a bit of pain.” – 8:32 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Robert Williams will have his left knee examined on Monday. Udoka said he was in “a quite of bit of pain” when he exited the game. #Celtics8:32 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Ime Udoka says he ‘doesn’t know’ what happened with Rob Williams’ knee. “He was in a quite a bit of pain.” Too early to know if its a long-term thing according to Udoka. – 8:32 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Jayson Tatum says we’re playing as a unit and having a blast on the court. pic.twitter.com/d5hpFty9vv8:32 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
When asked about D’Angelo Russell’s struggles tonight, Finch simply noted it was a “priority” to get him going. – 8:31 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
We kept rolling tonight behind yet another 30-30 game from the Jays. nba.com/celtics/gamere…8:30 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Philly lost and Boston owns the tiebreaker over Miami.
The Celtics are the top seed in the east pic.twitter.com/jOGAiAClew8:30 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Nuggets Magic Number to claim a top 6 spot in the West with 7 games to go following that T’Wolves loss.
6. DEN, 44-31
7. MIN, 43-33
Nuggets remaining schedule:
@ CHA
@ IND
*v MIN*
@ LAL
v SAS
v MEM
v LAL – 8:30 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Philly loses in Phoenix, Celtics now tied with Miami for Eastern Conference lead. – 8:29 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Feels appropriate as Boston heads to Toronto: pic.twitter.com/TcjwLsbOcX8:28 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Current East standings:
Celtics 47-28
Heat 47-28
Bucks 46-28
Sixers 46-28 pic.twitter.com/cqgPL71CsI8:27 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
On December 29, the Boston Celtics were 16-19 and 10th in the Eastern Conference.
Almost three months later, the Boston Celtics are 47-28 and 1st in the Eastern Conference. – 8:26 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
Boston’s starters continue to play well. And now, they’re getting a lift from backups like @Payton Pritchard which has made an already-tough Celtics team, even more difficult to beat. fullcourtpress.bulletin.com/celtics-reserv…8:26 PM
Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
There’s something kind of appropriate about the Celtics avenging their worst loss of the season and taking over the No. 1 seed on the same night. – 8:25 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
With 76ers loss to the Suns, the Celtics are officially in control of their own destiny for the No. 1 seed in the East masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…8:25 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
with 7 games remaining, the #1 seed in the eastern conference is currently the Boston Celtics. – 8:25 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
LIVE Garden Report: Celtics vs Timberwolves Postgame Show | Powered by @betonline_ag & @coda_hq twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…8:25 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Tonight’s @JetBlue Play of the Game was a work of art 🎨 pic.twitter.com/ACwZaKu8kK8:24 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
One opposing NBA scout moments after watching the #Celtics win: “Yeah, they’re really, really good.” – 8:24 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
The Celtics started the season 18-21. Since then:
— 29-7 record
— 1st in point differential
— 1st in defense
— 3rd in offense
They are now 1st in the East. pic.twitter.com/G0DTenPDNZ8:24 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
The Sixers lose in Phoenix.
11 weeks ago, the Boston Celtics were 11th in the Eastern Conference.
They now lead it. pic.twitter.com/jqtBEkBtDy8:24 PM

Howard Beck @HowardBeck
Kyrie Irving, Terry Rozier and Isaiah Thomas are all on the court now at Barclays Center, and this must be some sort of record for former Celtics point guards playing at the same time. – 8:22 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Jaylen Brown last 5 games:
28.4 PPG
5.0 RPG
59.1 FG%
51.9 3P% on 5.4 attempts
The Celtics are 21-3 since the “energy shifted”. pic.twitter.com/HcDuIXFj3k8:19 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
The Minnesota Timberwolves just lost their 15th straight game in Boston. They haven’t won here since March of 2005.
As for this Boston run after another 20-point win…. pic.twitter.com/aQxvhgDeO18:19 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Jayson Tatum in March:
33.7 PPG
6.8 RPG
4.8 APG
53.9 FG%
46.6 3P% on 9.8 attempts
91.0 FT%
The Celtics have outscored opponents by 209 points with Tatum on the court this month. pic.twitter.com/lmvc1SiERG8:19 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Deuce Tatum is getting “DEUUUCCCEEE” calls from the crowd while in his father’s arms during a postgame interview. – 8:17 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
The Celtics have led by 20+ points in each of their last 6 games.
In that span they have beaten the Warriors, Nuggets, Jazz and Timberwolves by a combined 92 points. pic.twitter.com/UmSkKzOGdK8:17 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
TD Garden crowd chanting “Deuce” as Jayson Tatum holds his son during postgame interview with @Amanda_Pflugrad8:17 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
The whole Garden is yelling Deuuuuce right now as Tatum holds his son for the postgame jumbotron interview – 8:17 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics win 134-112. 6 straight wins
Tatum – 34/5/6
Brown – 31 points, 10 rebounds
White – 15 points
Rob – 13 points, 10 rebounds
Pritchard – 11 points
Celtics – 56.3% FGs
Celtics – 17-39 threes
Edwards – 24/5/6
Towns – 19/4/5
Nowell – 13 points
Wolves – 53.6% FGs – 8:17 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
It’s an ATL thing. Jaylen Brown and Anthony Edwards do a jersey sway following the game. #Celtics #Timberwolves. – 8:16 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Celtics stomp out another playoff team, beating the Wolves 134-112. They’re currently tied for first in the East with the Sixers and Heat, 70 days after they were in 11th place and completely outside the play-in. – 8:15 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics beat up on #Timberwolves 134-112, tied with #Heat for first in East. Tatum 34, Brown 31, White 15, RWiliams 13; Edwards 24, Towns 19, Nowell 13. – 8:15 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
After putting a whooping on the #Nuggets, Celtics doing the same to the T-Wolves. Denver’s gonna be up 1.5 games with 7 left. – 8:14 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jayson Tatum is averaging 29.9 points and 5 assists on a 50.3/40.1/87.6 percent shooting split in his last 28 games, starting from his 51-point explosion in Washington. Celtics are 24-4 in that span, which sounds like a typo. – 8:14 PM
Tas Melas @TasMelas
More like Boss-ton Celtics, amirite? – 8:14 PM
Scott Souza @Scott_Souza
#Celtics (24-4) & #Bruins (14-2-1) are now a combined 38-6-1 – think about that a second – over their last 45 combined games. – 8:13 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Off the bounce for 2️⃣ pic.twitter.com/Xfsl8MhFWZ8:13 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Scal was explaining Grant’s “Celtics as MCU characters” thing and I’m pretty sure Mike was saying to himself “I have no idea what you are talking about”. – 8:11 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
The #Timberwolves have thrown in the towel with 4:18 left and down 21 with all reserves, yet Udoka keeps four starters in. Don’t understand with a game tomorrow at Toronto. – 8:09 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics should just leave most of the roster in Boston tomorrow night. Let the reserves play. Stauskas can go nuts back home in Canada. – 8:08 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown were both probable tonight due to knee soreness. They are both still in the game while up 121-100 with 4:18 left. And the Timberwolves have put all their bench guys in already. – 8:08 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
With back-to-back looming, kind of surprised Tatum/Brown are still out there. Likely not for long. – 8:05 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Another game where Brown and Tatum both went for 30+ points. – 8:04 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics almost blew a massive lead once after Ime Udoka pulled the regulars and he’s never putting the deep reserves in again with more than 2-3 minutes to go. – 8:02 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jayson Tatum has a 30-point, 5-assist night for the 3rd time in his last 4 games. – 8:02 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Robert Williams will not return with a left knee sprain #Celtics #Timberwolves8:01 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
49.2 remaining in the first quarter. The Jazz lead Dallas 26-19…..still almost a min remaining in the quarter so two possessions to change the following. But this has probably been Utah’s best two way quarter of the entire trip so far – 8:01 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Towns is back in for Minnesota. – 8:01 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
#NEBHInjuryReport Robert Williams (left knee sprain) will not return. – 7:56 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Celtics rule out Rob Williams with a left knee sprain. – 7:56 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics ruled Robert Williams out for the rest of the night due to a left knee sprain. – 7:56 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Robert Williams (left knee sprain) will not return, per the Celtics. – 7:55 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Celtics say Robert Williams will not return with a left knee sprain. – 7:55 PM
Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
Celtics say Robert Williams has a left knee sprain. Will not return. – 7:55 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Suns have come from 15 down to lead the Sixers 91-86 as they go to the 4th quarter at Phoenix. If the Sixers lose, and the Celtics hold this 22-point, 4th quarter edge, Boston takes over the Eastern Conference lead. – 7:54 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics would love to push this lead up and get the regulars some rest, as they’ve got a back-to-back in Toronto tomorrow night. But the Wolves aren’t going to go quietly. – 7:53 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 106-80 after three
Tatum – 32 points
Brown – 23 points
Rob – 13 points, 10 rebounds
White – 13 points
Celtics – 57.1% FGs
Celtics – 12-30 threes
Towns – 15 points
Edwards – 15 points
Nowell – 13 points
Wolves – 49.2% FGs
Wolves – 9-24 threes – 7:50 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
For the record, the Wolves (12-4) have been the second-best team in the NBA since the All-Star Break, making this dominance a bit more impressive by Celtics. – 7:50 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
It continues to be amazing just how much this Celtics season has turned around. They are about to be 24-4 in their last 28 games, and are outscoring teams by 16 points per game. They lead 106-80 over Minnesota after 3 quarters here today. – 7:50 PM
Stephen Noh @StephNoh
Celtics first half of the season vs. Celtics last half of the season pic.twitter.com/ZkzqDQ7XN77:50 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Minnesota trails 106-80 after three quarters of play.
Edwards scored 12 of his 15 points in the third, his 11th 10+ point third quarter of the season. – 7:49 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Feels like Tatum has gotten an MVP chant for like 5 games in a row, and the Celtics have only been home for a few days – 7:48 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Robert Williams walked slightly limping to the locker room, could be precautionary with the #Celtics up 26 after 3Q. – 7:48 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Loud MVP chants for Tatum. For the first time in his career, the fans make a valid point – 7:48 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Karl-Anthony Towns went to the locker room after he got subbed out. Not sure what happened there. – 7:46 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
28 for Tatum now…he’s regained the NBA scoring lead… pic.twitter.com/RUSOXjYiqv7:46 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Karl-Anthony Towns walked right off the floor after being replaced and immediately to the locker room. #Celtics #Timberwolves7:45 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Celtics are out here running practice drills against a playoff team. No dribble fastbreaks, alley-oops off the glass. It’s basically a layup line with a scoreboard, per usual. – 7:45 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
the celtics are a show – 7:44 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
With 22 tonight, Jayson Tatum now has 1,911 points on the season, moving into the Celtics top 15 all-time single season scoring list.
Only six Celtics (Havlicek, Pierce, Bird, Thomas, McHale, Jones) have ever scored 2,000 points in a season. – 7:42 PM
Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
How many teams do you put ahead of Boston in the race for the title? – 7:40 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Derrick White making contested threes?
Might be time to cancel those spring/early summer vacation plans. – 7:39 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Marcus Smart with the friendly pat on Towns’ ass after drawing that jumpball. – 7:37 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum has 22 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal and 1 block and he’s played some excellent 1-on-1 defense on Karl-Anthony Towns. – 7:36 PM
Sopan Deb @SopanDeb
did we all just see that Marcus smart Jaylen brown play because it deserves an Oscar – 7:34 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Entire Celtics bench was fired up after that charge like this was a two-point game in the fourth quarter. – 7:34 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics just pulled out a Smart off the backboard alley-oop to Brown.
All-Star Game stuff happening here. – 7:34 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
So Marcus Smart just threw an off the backboard alley oop to Jaylen Brown and this place is going nuts – 7:34 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Tony Dobbins discusses how we have taken our focus to the next level in recent play.
Watch the second half on @NBCSBoston pic.twitter.com/QamBsVhe397:33 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Marcus Smart off the backboard alley oop to Jaylen Brown. OK. – 7:33 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Anthony Edwards with three 3s early in the third, trying to give Minnesota a spark, down 17 now. – 7:32 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Rather than Thris, the Celtics are going small here with Grant on the bench with four fouls. – 7:32 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
9-0 Wolves run. Cut the Celtics lead to 18. – 7:30 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
Ant passes Kobe Bryant for most points in NBA history before age 21 🙏 pic.twitter.com/pUlfc0JDxv7:29 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Chris Finch has had enough. Early timeout. Boston up 27. – 7:25 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Tatum splitting traps for finger rolls huh? That’s All-NBA First Team stuff. – 7:25 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
USA! USA! USA!
And now back to the Celtics. At least primarily. – 7:24 PM
Greg Dickerson @gregdickerson13
Minnesota is a pretty good team…so what the hell does that make the Celtics who put up 72 pts against them in a half? I’m about to dive headfirst into the finals or bust mentality – 7:17 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Minnesota, which has been beating up on many teams lately, is down 23 at the half to Boston, which has been pulverizing basically everyone. – 7:12 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 72-49 at the half
Brown – 17 points, 7 rebounds
Tatum – 15/3/4
White – 10 points
Pritchard – 9 points
Celtics – 53.1% FGs
Celtics – 8-21 3’s
Celtics – 8 TOs
Towns – 13/4/3
Nowell – 11 points
Vanderbilt – 7 points
Wolves – 42.2% FGs
Wolves – 4-15 3’s
Wolves – 9 TOs – 7:10 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
72 points at the half 🔥 pic.twitter.com/j5RzrKSbyP7:10 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Jaylen Brown makes both free throws, Celtics lead by 20…again.
It’s the 27th 20-point lead for the Celtics this year…
…it’s the 6th straight game they’ve had one and the 14th time in the last 28 games.
(Halftime: Boston 72, Minnesota 49) – 7:10 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
man, if the rest of the world only knew what the Celtics looked like all of two months ago. what a turnaround. – 7:10 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics up 72-79 over #Timberwolves at half. Brown 17, Tatum 15, White 10; Towns 13, Nowell 11.
BOS 38 pts in 2Q with one turnover. – 7:09 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Boston leads Minnesota 72-49. Just a dominant half, especially defensively. Brown with 17. Tatum with 15. After 12 in the first quarter, Towns had just one in quarter 2. – 7:08 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
The Celtics have won by at least 20 points during four of the five games in their current winning streak. They’re up 72-49 at halftime here tonight. – 7:08 PM
Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
Celts up 23 at halftime over Minnesota and looking bored. – 7:08 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Boston wins the 2nd quarter 38-19 – 7:08 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Might just start prewriting Celtics recaps at this point. – 7:08 PM
Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach
Celtics continue to just absolutely pulverize teams. – 7:07 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Another Celtics game, another 20-point first half lead for Boston. Celtics are shooting over 50 percent from the field and lead the Wolves 67-47 late in the second quarter. – 7:06 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown was flexing his left wrist after that last foul. Looks like he’s staying in the game though.
May be weird coming off three days off, but spotting Brown a rest day at some point seems like it might not be a bad idea. – 7:06 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Sixth straight game with a 20 point lead for the Celtics – 7:06 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
the celtics are getting boringly dominant. there’s hardly any suspense anymore. they just keep destroying playoff teams like it’s nothing. they’re like an 18 wheeler going over roadkill – 7:05 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I want to preface this by saying I love Anthony Edwards. I think he’s awesome and a lot of fun.
But about once every couple of weeks, he has a game where he’s just kind of getting in his cardio out there. Those empty games gotta go. – 7:04 PM
Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Celtics just so much stronger. Beating the Wolves up on the glass and out-hustling them them. They’ve been on an incredible roll, and it hasn’t slowed today. – 7:03 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I love Jarred Vanderbilt. He’s just always doing stuff. Steal of a contract for Minnesota. – 6:57 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Corey Kispert is on fire in the first half. Just hit a stepback 3 to make it 16 pts in 17 min on 6-8 FG and 4-6 3PT. – 6:54 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Karl Towns vs. Grant Williams is good fun right now. Towns has been great, but Williams is really digging deep to make things tough. – 6:54 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
GWilliams gets the offensive foul call on KAT he’s been clamoring for the entire game. #Celtics #Timberwolves6:53 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Three fouls on Theis. Rob back into the game. Grant back in too. Boston pushed it with small-ball about as much as Udoka wanted. – 6:52 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Minnesota is down 15 to Boston with over 7 minutes before half.
Dallas plays Utah later tonight.
Either or both teams losing tonight would only help the Nuggets, who only have a one-loss lead on the 7th seeded Timberwolves. – 6:52 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Aaron Nesmith has been everywhere tonight in his first meaningful minutes since returning from injury. – 6:51 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Tatum just locked up Towns. – 6:51 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics bench is shooting 7-of-8 from the field and already has 21 points. – 6:49 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The focus is on how the Celtics switch-everything, and that’s fair because they are excellent with that.
But tear your eyes from the ball and watch them switch away from the ball to scam guys out of potential mismatches. Whether it’s a jump-switch, switch-back, etc, it’s so good. – 6:48 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Payton Pritchard 3-3 from downtown tonight. Now 24-33 over his last five games. – 6:46 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Payton Pritchard has been on an absurd tear. He has hit at least three 3-pointers over each of his last five games, including tonight. During this stretch he is shooting 20 for 27 (74.1 percent) from behind the arc. – 6:46 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Payton Pritchard to NBA defenses: pic.twitter.com/ANJyQW67hO6:45 PM
Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
Payton Pritchard has forgotten entirely how to miss open shots. – 6:44 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Not the second unit’s finest hour. Boston leads by 13. Towns may have to play every second here on out if the Wolves are going to win. – 6:43 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Derrick White scores the first eight Celtics points of the second. – 6:42 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
KAT in the first quarter:
12 pts./ 5-8 fg. / 1-1 from three pic.twitter.com/pZN1UaAaGN6:40 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
That was crafty by Derrick White to get that and-1. – 6:40 PM
Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach
A 3-pointer and a three-point play for Derrick White in the first 36 seconds of the second. Udoka has said one of his priorities down the stretch is getting White going. – 6:40 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Aaron Nesmith minutes in Q2. – 6:40 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Big back to back buckets for Derrick White, who might just be finding his shooting touch from 3 – 6:39 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
The Celtics bench has been an absolute force during this winning streak. 13 points already tonight. – 6:39 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Seven turnovers for the Celtics in the first quarter.
That’s WAY too many. – 6:38 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 34-30 after one
Brown – 9 points, 5 rebounds
Smart – 7 points, 5 assists
Pritchard – 6 points
Celtics – 56% FGs
Celtics – 5-11 threes
Celtics – 7 TOs
Towns – 12 points
Vanderbilt – 6 points
Nowell – 5 points
Wolves – 50% FGs
Wolves – 2-8 threes
Wolves – 4 TOs – 6:37 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Nowell beats the buzzer at the end of the first as the @Minnesota Timberwolves trail 34-30 after one.
Towns tallied 12 points on 5-8 shooting, 3 rebounds and 2 assists in the first frame.
Minnesota outscoring Boston in the paint 20-16. – 6:36 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Despite seven turnovers, #Celtics lead #Timberwolves 34-30 after 1Q. Brown 9, Smart 7, Pritchard 6, Tatum 5, RWilliams 5; Towns 12, Vanderbilt 6. – 6:36 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS IS ON A MISSION 🤯 pic.twitter.com/yDeF8lKLJO6:33 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Grant Williams got barreled through by KAT who then posterized Theis, but Grant got up yelling at the ref cause KAT pimp slapped him in the face on the drive. – 6:32 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Towns is going to finish the night with a monster stat-line. Not much Boston can do with him right now. Best hope is to defend him without fouling. – 6:32 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Batman my ass. Grant Williams just got mutilated. – 6:32 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Celtics killer Jaylen Nowell has entered the game. – 6:32 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
that’s what you call..
INSTANT IMPACT pic.twitter.com/a9K2YNR4QQ6:29 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Timeout Boston after the McLaughlin steal and score cuts the deficit to 21-20 with 3:45 left in the first quarter.
Towns is leading the way with 10 points, his league-leading 26th 10+ point first quarter of the season (99th career). – 6:27 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Udoka did not like GWilliams making that extra pass instead of taking a wide open shot, and he let Williams know about it. #Celtics #Timberwolves6:27 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
the steal ➡️ the score pic.twitter.com/1rAdAxeGKF6:26 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Normally, Udoka subs out Tatum and Horford around 5 minutes to play in Q1. Tonight, it was Tatum, but Grant (starting for Horford) stayed on. Could be a sign of a short rotation tonight. – 6:26 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
This has been a big test for Grant and Rob Williams trying to cover KAT in the post. Grant is on him and Rob is trying to help off Vanderbilt on the back line, who is really good on the offensive glass. So far KAT is running through Grant and timing Rob’s rotations well. – 6:25 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
when karl towns sees grant williams pic.twitter.com/kQ1X4UFRed6:25 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
top of the key three by @Karl-Anthony Towns?
yeah, that’s a bucket. pic.twitter.com/2wsdOQVoEB6:24 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Boston up to 7 second-chance points here in the 1Q. – 6:24 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Sometimes you wonder just how much range teammates believe Rob Williams has on these lobs. – 6:23 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
It’s a short bench for Ime Udoka with guys down in the G League and Al Horford out. Available reserves are:
Derrick White
Payton Pritchard
Daniel Theis
Sam Hauser
Aaron Nesmith
Luke Kornet – 6:21 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Some careless turnovers early, a couple Boston putbacks and the Celtics are leading the Timberwolves 15-8. Wolves taking their time getting into this one. – 6:17 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Marcus Smart had a little extra on his dunk. Then Robert Williams comes flying in for a putback. Even without Al Horford, the Celtics are off to another great start. – 6:17 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
We’re focused on playing the right way tonight against a talented Minnesota team.
Tune in now on @NBCSBoston 📺 pic.twitter.com/NAL801AcOo6:17 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Another game, another fast start for the Celtics. – 6:17 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
scheduled tweet
YOUR DAILY VANDO DUNK pic.twitter.com/8CfNUQWFUo6:16 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
That was a really strong finish by Tatum. Could have been a foul. – 6:16 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Fits quarter Jaylen Brown show alert – 6:14 PM
Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Celtics been trying to play defense 5 on 4 and Vanderbilt has burned them for 2 dunks and a layup so far. – 6:14 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Grant Williams gets the start in place of Al Horford – 6:10 PM
Krishna Narsu @knarsu3
There is 1 player in the NBA who is in the 90%tile+ in Shooting Talent, Finishing Talent, Playmaking Talent, Perimeter Shooting Talent and C&S 3pt Talent:
Karl-Anthony Towns pic.twitter.com/qjkm3vOE3q6:07 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
NBA games on today that matter to the Nuggets (and fans):
MIN vs BOS
PHX vs PHI
GSW vs WAS
LAL vs NOP
UTA vs DAL – 5:52 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Tonight’s starters ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/sKQZGsHH2S5:37 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters tonight:
Robert Williams
Grant Williams
Jayson Tatum
Jaylen Brown
Marcus Smart
Timberwolves starters:
Karl-Anthony Towns
Jarred Vanderbilt
Anthony Edwards
D’Angelo Russell
Patrick Beverley – 5:36 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Timberwolves at Celtics – TD Garden – March 27, 2022 – Starters
Boston – Smart, Brown, Tatum, G. Williams, R. Williams
Minnesota – D’Angelo Russell, Patrick Beverley, Anthony Edwards, Jarred Vanderbilt, Karl-Anthony Towns
OUT: Boston: Horford, Minnesota: Beasley, J. McDaniels pic.twitter.com/2mEMouRMpU5:36 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
Some of the family invaded Boston for today’s game. pic.twitter.com/1DqZ3KVrA15:36 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
Tonight’s @MayoClinic Status Report:
Jordan McLaughlin (Left Quad Contusion) is AVAILABLE.
Malik Beasley (Left Ankle Sprain), and Jaden McDaniels (Left Ankle Sprain) are OUT at Boston. pic.twitter.com/F1PslbnDwF5:31 PM

Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Back at it on Celtics Pre-Game Live on @NBCSBoston. Alongside @aminajadeTV, talking playoff race, Jayson Tatum and more right up until Celtics-Wolves at 6 ET. @DIRECTV Ch. 630. pic.twitter.com/E3j2LSgV9W5:28 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Tonight’s game features 3 of the Top 15 three-point shooters in the NBA.
Grant Williams (6th)
Payton Pritchard (14th)
Karl-Anthony Towns (15th)
Just what we all assumed at the start of the season. – 5:27 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
The Eastern Conference standings are a hot topic around the NBA, but not in our locker room.
nba.com/celtics/news/p…5:08 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Late on this, but both Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum have been upgraded to available for tonight’s game vs Minnesota.
I’m also available after a long day of soccer! – 5:05 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
Alex Rodriguez is still rockin’ with the enemy, but in a different role and a different team now. He’s part of the Timberwolves ownership group. pic.twitter.com/Bof89jIOp45:05 PM

Mark Murphy @Murf56
Celtics list Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown both as available tonight after some questions for both regarding knee soreness. – 5:03 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Gary Trent Jr. is questionable for tomorrow’s game vs Boston. Sounded like he’s getting close and they’re hoping to have him back early this week. If not tomorrow, could be Wednesday vs Minnesota. – 4:56 PM
Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown both available vs Wolves. – 4:51 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum are both officially available tonight – 4:50 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum are both available, per the Celtics. – 4:46 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum are both IN today against #Timberwolves. #Celtics4:46 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Jayson Tatum “testing it out” before the game as Ime Udoka said he would, with the hopes of playing tonight against Minnesota. pic.twitter.com/vmsPK56FF04:44 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Malik Beasley is OUT for the #Timberwolves. #Celtics. – 4:31 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves @Timberwolves
90 minutes ‘til tip-off 🐺
WHO’S READY? pic.twitter.com/8CangMT1na4:29 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Timberwolves forward Taurean Prince has been fined $15,000 for making an obscene gesture on the court vs the Dallas Mavericks on Friday. pic.twitter.com/6TDSyCdTjd4:27 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said Gregg Popovich didn’t care about standings at all. Sounds like Udoka is taking a similar philosophy this season. Just wants the Celtics healthy and playing at a high level. Isn’t focusing on who they will play. – 4:26 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Ime Udoka said the Celtics are “more worried about health and playing the right way” than where they fall in the standings. – 4:24 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown will test their sore knees before tonight’s game, but Ime Udoka said their intention is to play. – 4:23 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Ime Udoka says he hasn’t mentioned the standings once to the team. His emphasis, instead, is to “continue to play the right way and build on what we’ve been doing well.” – 4:22 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Ime Udoka says he isn’t sure about Al Horford’s availability (personal reasons) for tomorrow’s game in Toronto yet. – 4:21 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Timberwolves forward Taurean Prince has been fined $15,000 for making an obscene gesture on the court, the NBA says. – 4:21 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Miami’s Kam McGusty is a Sixth-Year Redshirt Senior who has dealt with multiple injuries…
He graduated high school in 2016 and was an ESPN Top-50 recruit in the same class as Jayson Tatum, Lonzo Ball, Bam Adebayo, Seventh Woods & Jarrett Allen espn.com/college-sports…3:20 PM
Krishna Narsu @knarsu3
On the line tonight:
-Wolves need to win to stay out of the play-in.
-Celtics could move up to the 1 seed.
-Sixers could stay in the 1 seed.
-Pelicans can clinch tiebreaker on the Lakers and move into HCA for play-in.
-Hornets could clinch tiebreaker on Nets and move up to 8 – 3:16 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 1962, the @Golden State Warriors Wilt Chamberlain had 42 points and 37 rebounds in a 113-106 win over the Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Division Finals.
Chamberlain is the only player in NBA postseason history to record at least 40p/30r in a game. He did so six times. pic.twitter.com/fFAdXqlRlR3:01 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Definitely feels like Denver and Minnesota are on track for a “winner earns a playoff spot” game on April 1st unless either team slips up prior to that.
Now, where have we seen that before? – 1:46 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
🚨 TRANSPORTATION ALERT 🚨
Sections of Merrimac St, Sudbury St, New Chardon St and Canal St are currently closed and are unlikely to reopen prior to the game. The Orange Line is on shuttle service from North Station to Back Bay (skipping Haymarket). Please plan accordingly. – 1:20 PM
Chris Miller @cmillsnbcs
Here’s a ten game sample size of Kristpas Porzings in D.C.
21.2 ppg.
8.1 rebs.
49% FG
32% 3P
87% FT
27 min. per game
Record: (3-7) – 12:57 PM
Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Toughest schedules left in the East for teams that matter:
1. Boston
2. BULLS
3. Milwaukee
4. Charlotte
5. Toronto
6. Miami
7. Cleveland
8. Philadelphia
9. Atlanta
10. Brooklyn – 12:22 PM

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