Towns, Timberwolves Outlast Celtics 124-122
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.
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.