Sport Minnesota visits Boston on 5-game road skid
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Minnesota Timberwolves (13-39, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (26-26, seventh in the Eastern Conference)
Boston; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota will try to end its five-game road losing streak when the Timberwolves visit Boston.
The Celtics are 16-10 in home games. Boston averages 43.9 rebounds per game and is 17-9 when outrebounding opponents.
The Timberwolves have gone 5-22 away from home. Minnesota is 12-30 when scoring at least 100 points.
The Celtics and Timberwolves match up Friday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jayson Tatum is shooting 45.3% and averaging 25.1 points. Robert Williams III is averaging eight rebounds and 9.2 points per game over the last 10 games for Boston.
Kim Janey, Boston's first Black and female mayor, looks to seize her moment
Kim Janey made history this month — becoming the first woman and first Black mayor of Boston since the city was incorporated in 1822. “Today is a new day,” Janey said Wednesday at her swearing-in ceremony at Boston City Hall. Janey, a former City Council president, was given her oath by Massachusetts Supreme Court Chief Justice Kimberly Budd and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, two other Black female trailblazers from the state. “Concrete. Ceiling. Shattered,” Pressley tweeted in recognition of Janey’s accomplishment. “I’m so proud to call you a friend, a partner in good, and now the Mayor of Boston.” When Janey’s predecessor, Marty Walsh, moved to Washington, D.C.
Karl-Anthony Towns leads the Timberwolves averaging 24.8 points and is adding 11.1 rebounds. Anthony Edwards is averaging 22.6 points and 4.6 rebounds while shooting 44.1% over the last 10 games for Minnesota.
LAST 10 GAMES: Celtics: 5-5, averaging 112.6 points, 43.8 rebounds, 25 assists, 7.9 steals and six blocks per game while shooting 46.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.2 points on 45.6% shooting.
Timberwolves: 3-7, averaging 110.8 points, 42.8 rebounds, 24.2 assists, 8.6 steals and five blocks per game while shooting 43.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.2 points on 48.5% shooting.
INJURIES: Celtics: Evan Fournier: out (health and safety protocols), Kemba Walker: out (rest).
Timberwolves: Malik Beasley: out (hamstring), Josh Okogie: out (personal), Jaylen Nowell: out (leg).
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The Buzzer: Hats off to Rust, Verhaeghe, and Kessel; Pride win Isobel Cup .
Bryan Rust and Carter Verhaeghe recorded hat tricks on Saturday night while the Boston Pride won the Isobel Cup over the Minnesota Whitecaps. You can read more about the Pride win here. You can see the highlights here. Other Notable Performances From Saturday • Samuel Morin scored his first NHL goal to help lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a much-needed 2-1 win over the New York Rangers. • The Buffalo Sabres lost for the 17th game in a row when they dropped a 3-2 decision to the Boston Bruins. Boston scored two goals in the third period to get the win.