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Welcome to TD Garden for Celtics-Timberwolves

Posted by Gary Washburn Globe Staff  December 16, 2013 06:17 PM

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The Celtics get a chance at revenge against the Timberwolves tonight after dropping a 106-88 decision at Target Center on Nov. 16. The Celtics committed 21 turnovers, shot 39.5 percent from the field and just 27.8 percent from the 3-point line in one of their worst performances of the season. The Timberwolves topped Memphis 101-93 on Sunday evenings and have a chance to eclipse the .500 mark.

STARTING LINEUPS
BOSTON CELTICS (11-14)

PG Avery Bradley
SG Jordan Crawford
SF Jeff Green
PF Brandon Bass
C Jared Sullinger

Inactives: Rajon Rondo

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES (12-12)
PG Ricky Rubio
SG Kevin Martin
SF Corey Brewer
PF Kevin Love
C Nikola Pekovic

Inactives: Chase Budinger, Ronny Turiaf

Officials: Bill Kennedy, Eddie F. Rush, Sean Wright

TV, radio: 7:30, Comcast SportsNet, (WBZ 98.5 FM).

Pregame notes:

• Kris Humphries is available after missing two games with a bruised left knee. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he will have to determine minutes between Humphries and rookie Kelly Olynyk.

• Kevin Martin, who was held scoreless Sunday in Memphis, was back in the lineup despite leaving the win over the Grizzlies with knee soreness.

• Stevens said Jared Sullinger should pattern himself after Minnesota forward Kevin Love, who has transformed his body after entering the league with weight issues. Love is fourth in the league in scoring and first in rebounding.

• The Celtics will practice Tuesday before returning to action Wednesday against the Detroit Pistons.

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