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            === Celtics hope to get back on track against Wolves ===
 
 (SportsNetwork.com)  - The  Minnesota Timberwolves have lost two of their last
 three,  but return home Saturday night to take on the Boston Celtics at Target
 Center.
 
 The Wolves' two losses came on the road against respectable opponents, the Los
 Angeles  Clippers  and the Denver Nuggets.  The Denver loss came Friday night,
 117-113 and that was the most points allowed by Minnesota this season.
 
 "Our  rotations weren't  there.  We needed  to help  the  helper, ball  screen
 rotations,  they were off all night but we were still right there at the end,"
 said Kevin Love.
 
 Love  led  the Wolves  with 28 points  and 10 rebounds.  Kevin Martin was also
 stellar  with  27 points and J.J.  Barea added 21  points off the bench on 10-
 for-14 shooting.
 
 Nikola Pekovic (14), Dante Cunningham (12) and Corey Brewer (11) all scored in
 double figures. Ricky Rubio scored zero points, but handed out 12 assists.
 
 Head  coach Rick Adelman shortened his bench on Friday. Only three Wolves came
 off  the bench, so  fatigue might be an issue when the Celtics came to town on
 Saturday.
 
 Boston  has struggled since a four-game winning streak. The C's dropped two in
 a  row,  both at home,  with the  most recent setback  coming on Friday to the
 Portland Trail Blazers.
 
 The  Celtics  lost all four  quarters to the  Blazers on Friday and ultimately
 fell, 109-96.
 
 Jared  Sullinger led  the Celtics with a career-high 26 points. The Ohio State
 product  shot 11-for-18  from the  floor  and 2-for-4  from long  range in  36
 minutes of action.
 
 "Feels  great, but  at the same time  we lost. That takes feeling great to not
 (feeling) awesome," said Sullinger, who is battling a bone bruise in his knee.
 "We have to keep playing hard and as a team."
 
 Jeff  Green  (14) and Jordan Crawford  (11) were the only other Boston players
 in  double figures  on Friday.  Those two  are starters,  but the  other three
 first-unit  Celtics -  Brandon Bass, Kelly Olynyk and Avery Bradley - combined
 for 14 points.
 
 The  Wolves  snapped an 11-game  losing streak to the  Celtics on Apr. 1. That
 also halted a five-game home losing streak to Boston.
 
 11/16 10:08:27 ET