Rajon Rondo had 15 assists and scored 13 points in the Celtics' win, during which they took command early with a 16-4 first-quarter run highlighted by Rondo's six points and a jumper by Kevin Garnett.
Minnesota's Jonny Flynn scored 21 points, while Al Jefferson finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Damien Wilkins had 18 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Timberwolves.
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