The Celtics are back, healthy, and on a mission. Rasheed looks like he has been playing with them for years. I don't see how this ends well.
Yea we no chance whatsoever of winning this game. Maybe it will be a bit closer than I think because the Celtics are looking past us but they'll still blow us out.
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and pick the Wolves to win.
For the remaining ex-Celtics, Jefferson + Gomes, this is still a lil personal I think, and would hope that they'd wanna stick it to their old team.
BTW, please don't expect a good game out of Flynn, Ellington, Turbo, or Hollins. The Celtics prey on young, insecure players.
I do hope that Kevin gets some serious love from the Target Center. But please, if you go to the game, don't cheer for the damn Celtics
This is going to be ugly for the Wolves. C's are on a mission.
This ain't gonna be pretty. We lose big at every position except maybe C and Big Al isn't 100% yet. Normally I'd say a loss is a loss but, with this team right now, I'd be put in a staight jacket if I held on to that mentality. Ping pong balls, baby!!!!! Just try to make it entertaining, please.
Which group is uglier btwn Celtics and twolves starters.... I think we may actually have them beat!!! Gotta be the 2 ugliest starting 5's in league, especially when the walking dead Pecherov starts.
Pecherov makes us uglier
Rondo will lock that little kid Flynn down...there's a reason Rondo is the best defensive PG in the league.
Rondo on a team with no kg, pierce, Allen, sheed = who cares.
Don't hate me, but I'm rooting for Perkins and KG because the're on my fantasy team. After Redd and Josh Howard went down I need those two guys to murder us.
Boston is a defensive buzz saw right now
Kendrick knows Al's game better than any defender in the NBA, after years of going up against him in practice, so that's definitely a matchup they like for Perk.
There honestly is not one favorable matchup for the Wolves tonight. Could be looking at 2.5 to 3 quarters of pure garbage time, which is why we'll break 65 points tonight.
Flynn gets some learning experience against one of the top PG's in the league
Brewer gets experience guarding one of the top scorers in the league
Ellington gets to watch Ray Allen and wish
I love KG
Wolves off to a good start up 19 to 14 Big AL with 7 pts already if he can get going I think we have a good chance to win this game.
Wolves are dictating the flow of this game, they are making Boston play at the Wolves pace...great 1st quarter, now we just have to do the same thing 3 more quarters.
Man, we actually look like a decent team when we can hit shots.
Offensively we've looked great so far but our D is really bad giving them open looks way too often. Luckily for us they haven't been into a rhythm yet - save for Perkins.
I'm kind of shocked we're winning. I hope Flynn gets to the line a bit more since you can't defend free throw shots.
Wolves getting no respect from the refs. Where are the replacements!
Celtics are going to turn that D on.
I wasn't expecting us to score 70 points in this game. We are already at 62! This is very impressive.
No call. Donagahy must have taken the first flight to Minneapolis so he could screw us before its too late.
Here comes the inevitable Bawstin run in the 4th
On another note, I had no idea how ugly Pecherov was. First Team All-Zombie? Has to be the ugliest guy to ever wear a Wolves uniform, and that is saying something.
Al Jefferson must defeat the Celtics while the team is still at their peak. It doesn't mean as much if Big Al has to wait for KG to turn 35.
If we are still in the game with 2 minutes left I think we have a good shot.
Shelden Williams is that you?
Oleksiy Pecherov, the Celtics killer.
Sheldon Williams is out for revenge. He actually doesn't seem to suck this season.
Fun game so far. Of course I have the feeling we're going to get screwed by the refs in the end.
I like how this Boston channel is playing this game off like Boston is tired from back to back games when the Celtics only play there starters 30 MPG
Their old and so even if they play 20 minutes, they are tired the next game.
Eddie House is murdering us violently
A win over the Celtics whether there tired or not I would take it
Someone **** GUARD RONDO!
Send Al to the D-League
The Boston veteran mentality is owning us right now. Al with a foul, we are getting way to anxious and effing up.
Pierce screws it up by trying to be the hero. Let's go T-Wolves!!!
WTH is this!? Jump ball????
These damn refs man! Come on, he just pulled him down!
The NBA is rigged.
That was freaking horrible. You got to be kidding me. Damn, the Celtics are ALWAYS getting out of here by the hair of their damn teeth!
It makes me hate the Celtics so much more. Those bastards have to go down!
Somebody call the replacement refs.
Check the replay, KG got all ball.
I just saw the reply and the ref who was the closest couldn't even see it as he was BEHIND Garnett
He clearly touched his wrists. The best part though is that the ref who made the call was standing BEHIND Garnett...
RIGGED is the only word that comes to mind
Tough loss, but the Wolves just played very well against what will probably be the best team in the league this season.
That was one of a handful of awful calls at the end. Its never easy to just say, "that's the nba, the better team / star gets it" when it is always the wolves opponent that fits that criteria. Ugh.
"loved" KG's dropping f bombs on the bos broadcast though. You stay classy Kevin
We were totally disrespected by the refs. KG first whapped him in the shoulder as he swung around his body in a wrap-around fashion, then raked his arms, then he finally lands his hand on the top of the ball.
Brewer should have been shooting two shots with a chance to send it to OT. I guarantee if it was Rip Hamiltion or something instead that is a foul. Complete disrespect from the refs. If they are intent on ****ing him over, then just no call it, how ridiculous to call a jump.
The replay I saw he didn't appear to get all ball but he got a lot of it. Brewer is generally pretty demonstrative so tough for him to sell it. Could have gone either way in my opinion.
Fwiw, kg said in the interview he was told to tap the ball far down the court since we were out of timeouts in the jump ball. It ended up out of bounds on the far side of the court so he said he thought he did a good job. Very strange call if they were really trying to do that, kg had a huge advantage on brewer in a jump. I love kg as much as the next guy, but he seemed to talk more than he acted today, decent game but far from dominant and from deserving "get that (junk) out of here" for an easy block or two. I remember the first game he played us after the trade he had the end of game steal and he acted like the Celts had just beat the 1985 lakers even though it was the pups. He had some of that attitude tonight and to be honest I wasn't really feeling it.
Good defense by Boston, we had 10 seconds to get a game tying or game winning shot up, but Boston didn't allow that...very good D by the best D in the game, Wolves played a top 5 team in the NBA real well, I hate moral victories for teams that expect to make the playoffs, but I don't expect the Wolves to make the playoffs, and I consider this game a moral victory
Why is Flynn 4 for 6 and Brewer 6 for 16??? Rambis plz tell Brewer u aren't Kobe and pass the ball...
Totall BSSSHH by the refs, nba must not want the Wolves or Thunder to win.
What a heartbreaker.
NBA TV just ripped the refs for their end of game calls in this game
It was a crappy call. But we have to face reality that Boston is going to get the benefit of the doubt based on reputation. That's the way the league is.
we are better off with the loss, but playing well.
I want a high lottery pick.
I thought the Wolves fans would be more animated about the jump ball. Philly or NY fans (or Boston fans if the roles were reversed) would be irate.
"Rondo on a team with no kg, pierce, Allen, sheed = who cares." This is becoming rather tiresme. Rondo was on a team without KG and 'Sheed against the Bulls last Spring and led the C's into the 2nd round.
Yeah I was surprised that they just accepted that call as a star call. Maybe they get calls like that all the time and are getting numb to them. LOL. Or maybe they really don't want to win games. Just play well and then get a high draft pick. They know they aren't going to win a championship this season and probably not even make the playoffs. So why finish in the middle of the pack? Play well, lose the games. Get high draft pick.