MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points, 13 rebounds and four assists, and the Minnesota Timberwolves outlasted the Boston Celtics 124-122 on Monday night.

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Gorgui Dieng had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio gave the Wolves 15 points, eight assists, eight rebounds and some terrific defense on Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas.

Jae Crowder had 27 points and nine rebounds for the Celtics, who lost on the second night of a back-to-back for the first time in six games. Boston's normally stingy defense gave up 51.8 percent shooting to the Wolves. The Celtics were also outrebounded 51-38, and Marcus Smart missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have won it.