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Sport Celtics starters put on dominant show in win over T-Wolves

06:15  22 february  2020
06:15  22 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

Garnett gets emotional after being named Hall of Fame finalist

  Garnett gets emotional after being named Hall of Fame finalist It’s been a whirlwind of a two-day stretch for former Boston Celtic Kevin Garnett. One day after the Celtics announced they would retire Garnett’s No. 5, the NBA champion was also named a finalist to be inducted with the 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame class. A visibly emotional Garnett discussed what the honor meant to him on Friday night.

Sluggish start . Pistons starts haven’ t been an issue for a significant period. That wasn’ t the case Wednesday. Towns swatted shots on the first two possessions and the Pistons quickly trailed 12-4 as the Timberwolves made four of their first five shots. Drummond and Griffin missed dunks and the

Last night Wolves interim coach Sam Mitchell said, ‘They have to understand that every single night you have to earn it.’ Thomas Robinson was a bright spot for Brooklyn as he put up a big double-double with 18 points and 17 rebounds. Numbers Game

Four Celtics starters cleared 25 points, with Jayson Tatum (28 points, 11 rebounds) and Daniel Theis (25 and 16, both career highs) posting double-doubles, as the Celtics began a four-game road trip by holding off the Minnesota Timberwolves, 127-117, on Friday night in Minneapolis.

a man holding a football ball: Jayson Tatum helped the Celtics weather a late storm from Juancho Hernangomez and the Timberwolves. © Andy Clayton-King/Associated Press Jayson Tatum helped the Celtics weather a late storm from Juancho Hernangomez and the Timberwolves.

BOX SCORE: CELTICS 127, T-WOLVES 117

Playing without Kemba Walker, whose troublesome left knee was drained following the weekend’s All-Star Game, Boston (39-16) led by as many as 13 before a 7-0 Minnesota run early in the fourth made things interesting. The East’s No. 3 team, however, pulled away again.

Danny Ainge hints at hesitance to retire Ray Allen's number

  Danny Ainge hints at hesitance to retire Ray Allen's number Ray Allen left the Boston Celtics for the Miami Heat nearly eight years ago, but some ill will from that decision may still remain. © Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports While Celtics GM Danny Ainge doesn't personally hold a grudge toward Ray Allen, not everyone within the organization feels that way. Appearing this week on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher and Rich,” Celtics general manager Danny Ainge said that Allen’s departure for the rival Heat in 2012 “will have some impact” on whether the team retires his No. 20 jersey. Ainge went on, via Jenna Ciccotelli of Boston.

Indiana not only put on a clinic offensively, but showed the kind of resilience that takes many young teams weeks, if not months, to establish. "One half of basketball doesn' t win you a game, and it was great to see our guys come out focused on trying to put this team away and playing an even better

The league is truly global, with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages, as well as NBA rosters at the start of the The NBA consists of the following teams: Atlanta Hawks; Boston Celtics ; Brooklyn Nets; Charlotte Hornets; Chicago Bulls; Cleveland Cavaliers

Gordon Hayward led the Celtics with 29, shooting 12 of 17 from the field. Jaylen Brown had 25 and eight rebounds before fouling out. Malik Beasley led Minnesota with 27.

Adam Himmelsbach can be reached at adam.himmelsbach@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @adamhimmelsbach.

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a group of men playing a game of football: Team LeBron forward LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers drives between Team Giannis forward Pascal Siakam of the Toronto Raptors and Team Giannis guard Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks during the 2020 NBA All Star Game at United Center on February 16, 2020.

Nets blitz Celtics in fourth, win in OT .
The Celtics, who play Wednesday in Cleveland, were forced into overtime when the Nets scored 51 points in the fourth quarter.The Celtics tried to rebound from their 1-point overtime home loss Saturday to the Houston Rockets, but repeated themsleves with an OT loss to the Brooklyn Nets, 129-120, at TD Garden.

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