"Brad and the coaching staff laid out a great game plan - just really pressure guys, make them uncomfortable as best we could". They traded away one of the top MVP candidates in the National Basketball Association for someone who didn't get a single MVP vote.
Kyrie Irving, back from a one-game absence with a sore knee, scored 23 points with 8 assists and 7 rebounds and Al Horford added 20 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists as the Celtics won for the 6th time in 7 games.
"They were the aggressor", Wiggins said.
Said Smart: "I was terrified".
Minnesota technically becomes the 2011 NBA MVP's fourth team in the last 11 months.
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They remained two games behind Eastern Conference leaders Toronto - which booked their playoff berth on Wednesday, March 7.
A year ago against the C's, he averaged 25.8 points, while shooting 60.8 percent from the field and 44.8 percent from deep.
The Celtics, as constituted, were obviously on an upswing.
"He felt pretty good leaving the arena, but he went to get a CT scan and whatever else", Stevens told reporters.
Things won't get any easier for the Timberwolves with a Sunday matchup against the Golden State Warriors, while the Celtics will turn their attention to a matchup with the Indiana Pacers on the same day.
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Xavian Stapleton missed an open 3-pointer from the corner with four seconds remaining and Tennessee leading by two. Weatherspoon's injury left the Bulldogs dispirited for a long stretch in the second half.
The Celtics now sit at 46-20, which is second in the Eastern Conference.
So how did the Celtics pull this off without skipping a beat?
None of the departures was noteworthy or even unexpected, except for the August trade with Cleveland that sent Thomas and Crowder to Believeland in return for Irving.
A short time later, Brown and Morris hit back-to-back treys as the Celtics lead grew. He rejoined the Celtics for their trip to the airport and traveled with the team back to Boston. Smart put together a three-point play soon after and, less than a minute later, converted a one-handed dunk in one violent motion off a rebound to give the Celtics a 51-37 advantage that triggered a timeout by an angry Thibodeau. Fultz, meanwhile, has been beset by a shoulder injury and has played a grand total of four games this season for the Sixers.
Derrick Rose has signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the remainder of the season.
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And Kansas' first game in K.C. will be against a foe who has served as the Jayhawks' kryptonite this year - Oklahoma State . Azubuike, a 7-foot center from Delta, Nigeria, is a starter for the Jayhawks and one of KU's few frontcourt threats.