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Gordon Hayward, Celtics Hold Off Timberwolves 127-117

The Boston Celtics stayed strong out of the All-Star break by holding off the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 127-117 victory. The Boston Celtics stayed strong out of the All-Star break by holding off the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 127-117 victory.  | 

Created: February 21, 2020 11:06 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Boston Celtics stayed strong out of the All-Star break by holding off the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 127-117 victory.

Gordon Hayward scored 29 points, Daniel Theis had career highs with 25 points and 16 rebounds, and the Celtics won for the ninth time in 10 games.

Jayson Tatum had 28 points and 11 rebounds as fellow All-Star Kemba Walker sat out because of a minor knee injury. Malik Beasley scored 27 points and D'Angelo Russell had 18 points and a season-high 13 assists for the Timberwolves, who have lost 16 of their last 17 games.

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