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Date & time May 17 '18
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                                      MINNEAPOLIS -- Al Horfords return sparked the Boston Celtics on Saturday night. Ecco Mens Dress Shoes Black . Coupled with Jae Crowder returning to the lineup, Boston is healthy again and looking like a team to compete in the Eastern Conference.The Minnesota Timberwolves wont be competing until they find more consistency.Horford and the Celtics travel to Minnesota on Monday night, having won four of their past six games. Horford scored 18 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals for Boston (7-6) in Saturdays 94-92 victory at Detroit.I felt really good, Horford said. It was just very frustrating these past few weeks, dealing with a lot of different things. Finally I was at the point where I felt good enough to play.Horford was Bostons prize free agent acquisition in the offseason, but he has been limited to four games because of a concussion. Crowder also returned Saturday for Boston after missing seven games with an ankle injury.With the two starters back, the Celtics were at full strength with Marcus Smart and Kelly Olynyk going back to the bench to boost the second unit.Horford scored with 1.3 seconds left and provided a key block on the other end to preserve the Celtics win over the Pistons.We didnt call a timeout in the last four minutes. They just played, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. I felt like we had a good lineup in there to score and get to the basket, those types of things. Guys made the right reads and right plays.Minnesota (4-8) was also on the road Saturday. But the Memphis Grizzlies stifled the Timberwolves high-scoring offense in a 93-71 Memphis victory. Minnesota shot just 39.1 percent from the field and were held below 92 points for the first time this season.In the process, the Timberwolves slipped to 15th in the NBA in scoring at 105.0 points per game. Minnesota had 16 turnovers and was outrebounded 46-34.There are three things -- your defense, your rebounding and your turnovers -- that put you in position to win, Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau said. Two of those three we did not do well enough to win.Andrew Wiggins was held to seven points on 2-of-11 shooting from the field in the loss. Wiggins

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