NBA Game Summary - Boston at Minnesota
(Sunday, February 11th)
Final Score: Minnesota 109, Boston 107
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Ricky Davis hit the game-winning jumper with 0.2 seconds left in regulation and scored 24 of his 28 points in the second half to lead Minnesota to a 109-107 victory over Boston at the Target Center.
Kevin Garnett recorded a triple-double with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for the Timberwolves, who have won two of their last three games since dropping four straight.
Mark Blount added 20 points, while Randy Foye scored 10 to go along with eight assists and five boards in the win.
"I just hope that no matter what I do on the court, that as long as we just keep winning, that's my biggest concern," said Foye, who started the first game of his career. "I just go out there and try to be a point guard, try to be a leader and get everybody into the game."
Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 29 points, Ryan Gomes had 17 and Delonte West poured in 16 with eight helpers and seven rebounds in defeat. Boston, which shot 54 percent from the floor, has lost a franchise-worst 18 consecutive games.
"Three minutes left in the game, up by four points, I thought we were going to do it," Gomes said. "We got a shot on the other end and didn't convert."
A nip-and-tuck final frame eventually led to Minnesota taking a 101-96 lead following a jumper by Blount with 5 1/2 minutes to play. Boston answered with a 9-0 spurt -- capped by Pierce's three-pointer -- for a four-point edge.
The Timberwolves then netted the next four points to knot the contest at 105. Al Jefferson answered with a dunk for the Celtics, but Garnett converted twice from the charity stripe to make it a 107-107 contest with 1:06 remaining.
Foye drove past West into the lane and found a wide-open Davis in the corner for the game-winner.
Boston took a 19-10 lead in the first quarter on West's three-pointer, but Marko Jaric's driving layup cut Minnesota's deficit to three with under one minute to play. Kendrick Perkins then drained a pair of free throws as the Celtics led 31-24 after one.
Boston never trailed in the second and led by as many as 10 midway through. The Timberwolves, however, closed within 56-51 as time expired on a Rashad McCants trey.
In the third, Minnesota finally took its first lead of the game when Davis' triple broke a 68-68 affair with 5:25 left.
Then, after Davis drilled a three to put the Timberwolves up by four, Gerald Green hit two free throws as the Celtics trailed 87-85 entering the fourth.
McCants finished with 10 points...Sebastian Telfair added 14 points and Perkins ended with 11 for Boston...Minnesota shot 50 percent in the game.
02/11 21:34:15 ET