Boston Celtics vs Minnesota Timberwolves – Preview, Tips and Odds

NBA
Boston Celtics
Final
121:109
Minnesota Timberwolves
Highlights and Stats


TD Garden in Boston will host the NBA game between the Boston Celtics and the Minnesota Timberwolves, who are set to face off on Friday, 23rd of December, 08:30 PM EST. The Celtics are at number 2 in the Eastern Conference with a 22-10 record, while the Timberwolves are currently occupying the 10th position in the Western Conference, having a 16-16 balance.

Boston Celtics vs Minnesota Timberwolves Head to Head

*Last game between teams from 03-27-2022
TeamQ1Q2Q3Q4Final
Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
34 38 34 28 134
Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota Timberwolves
30 19 31 32 112

When the Boston Celtics last stood up against the Minnesota Timberwolves in March of 2022 at TD Garden, the game ended with a score of 134–112 in favor of the Celtics. Jayson Tatum tormented the Timberwolves whenever on the court, ending as Boston’s top performer on the night, scoring 34 points, delivering six final passes, and grabbing five rebounds. Anthony Edwards was the leading player on the other end. He replied with 24 points, caught 5 rebounds, and provided 6 assists. This, however, proved insufficient, and his team eventually lost. The Boston Celtics have been a clear favorite when it comes to the latest five head-to-head clashes with the Minnesota Timberwolves, as they won four of those. There were 242.8 points scored on average across those five encounters.
*Last 5 head-to-head games
Team03-27-202212-27-202105-15-202104-09-202102-21-2020
Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
134 103124145 127
Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota Timberwolves
112108 108 136117

Boston Celtics Form

*Last 10 Boston Celtics Games - 4:6
12-21-202212-18-202212-16-202212-13-202212-12-202212-10-202212-07-202212-05-202212-04-202212-02-2022
112:117vs Indiana Pacers92:95vs Orlando Magic109:117vs Orlando Magic118:122@ Los Angeles Lakers113:93@ Los Angeles Clippers123:107@ Golden State Warriors98:125@ Phoenix Suns110:116@ Toronto Raptors92:103@ Brooklyn Nets116:120vs Miami Heat

The Boston Celtics were up against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, December 21st, losing 112-117 at home. Jayson Tatum had the biggest impact for his team. He contributed 41 points, four dimes, and five rebounds. The Celtics shot a low 38.6% from the floor, 84.0% from the free throw line, and a poor 31.7% from beyond the arc. They lost six of their previous 10 outings while triumphing four times in the process, and at the moment are on a three-game losing streak. The team is performing at a great level at the TD Garden with an 11-5 home record. The Boston Celtics’ next game is on Sunday, December 25th, at home against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Boston Celtics Averages this Season

  • Points For
    118.00
  • Points Against
    112.30
  • Assits
    26.42
  • Rebounds
    44.25
  • Steals
    6.50
  • Turnovers
    14.08
  • Blocks
    5.17
  • Points Difference
    5.70

Field Goal Percentage

3-Point Percentage

Free Throw Percentage

Boston Celtics Standout Performer

  • Jayson Tatum

    The franchise's best player this campaign has been Jayson Tatum. He is leading with 30.6 points, 4.1 assists and 8.1 rebounds per 37.2 minutes spent on the floor.

Boston Celtics Missing Players

  • Danilo Gallinari
    Knee
  • Marcus Smart
    Illness

Minnesota Timberwolves Form

*Last 10 Minnesota Timberwolves Games - 5:5
12-21-202212-19-202212-18-202212-16-202212-14-202212-12-202212-10-202212-09-202212-07-202212-03-2022
99:104vs Dallas Mavericks116:106vs Dallas Mavericks150:126vs Chicago Bulls110:112@ Oklahoma City Thunder99:88@ Los Angeles Clippers133:112@ Portland Trail Blazers124:118@ Portland Trail Blazers108:118@ Utah Jazz121:115vs Indiana Pacers128:135vs Oklahoma City Thunder

The previous meeting of the Minnesota Timberwolves was on Wednesday, December 21st, when they came up against the Dallas Mavericks at home and ended in a 99–104 loss. 23 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds in 38 minutes were enough for Anthony Edwards to lead and be the team’s most valuable player. The Timberwolves as a whole shot a decent 49.4% of their field goals, did not excel, but still hit 70.0% of their free throws and 26.7% from long range. Minnesota’s balance across the most recent ten encounters stands at 5-5, and the franchise is on a L1 streak at the moment. This season, the Wolves are 7-8 when visiting. The team is set to continue its visiting streak, as the calendar shows that Minnesota is to meet the Miami Heat on their floor on 12/26.

Minnesota Timberwolves Averages This Season

  • Points For
    114.90
  • Points Against
    115.50
  • Assits
    26.00
  • Rebounds
    43.26
  • Steals
    8.76
  • Turnovers
    15.97
  • Blocks
    5.26
  • Points Difference
    -0.60

Field Goal Percentage

3-Point Percentage

Free Throw Percentage

Minnesota Timberwolves Standout Performer

  • Anthony Edwards

    Anthony Edwards has been the most valuable player among the Minnesota Timberwolves roster, notching 23.0 pts, 4.5 dimes and 6.0 rebounds for an average of 36.5 minutes playing time this season

Minnesota Timberwolves Missing Players

  • Taurean Prince
    Shoulder
  • Jordan McLaughlin
    Calf
  • Kyle Anderson
    Back
  • Rudy Gobert
    Ankle

Game Details

TeamQ1Q2Q3Q4Final
Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
22 32 34 33 121
Minnesota Timberwolves
Minnesota Timberwolves
29 27 30 23 109
Boston CelticsMinnesota Timberwolves
  • Score

    121
    109
  • Field Goals Made

    44
    44
  • Field Goals Attempts

    100
    91
  • 3 pts Made

    13
    10
  • 3 pts Attempts

    46
    32
  • Free Throws Made

    20
    11
  • Free Throws Attempts

    26
    15
  • Rebounds Total

    53
    45
  • Rebounds Offence

    20
    11
  • Rebounds Defence

    33
    34
  • Assists

    28
    25
  • Steals

    9
    3
  • Blocks

    6
    8
  • Turnovers

    12
    17
  • Personal Fouls

    16
    18

Player Ratings

Boston Celtics

PLAYERMINFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTSTLBLKTOPFPTS+/-
Marcus Smart382540.02450.00003471030006+20
Jaylen Brown37132944.831323.171070.03473112336+8
Al Horford3661442.951050.000029112230117+19
Jayson Tatum35102245.51616.791181.82685103330+11
Derrick White3381361.5030.02366.72353021318+23
Grant Williams232728.62633.3000224100216+10
Malcolm Brogdon172450.0020.022100.0134200116-2
Luke Kornet101425.0000000516110012-3
Sam Hauser7020.0020.0000011110130-14
Payton Pritchard1000000000000000000-4
Noah Vonleh1000000000000000000-4
Justin Jackson1000000000000000100-4

Minnesota Timberwolves

PLAYERMINFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTSTLBLKTOPFPTS+/-
Anthony Edwards40132552.031030.011100.00664023330-22
Jaden McDaniels3971546.71333.32366.71564232317-4
D'Angelo Russell3961346.23742.96785.734710012021+1
Rudy Gobert363475.00002450.04812200238-23
Naz Reid2561060.02450.00001452024414-1
Austin Rivers251333.3000000022000222-23
Jaylen Nowell2261735.31714.30000552000213+7
Bryn Forbes8010.0000000101000010-15
Wendell Moore Jr.111100.0000000000000002+4
Luka Garza111100.0000000101000002+4
Nathan Knight1000000000000010100+4
Matt Ryan1000000000000100000+4
Josh Minott1010.0010.0000000000000+4

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