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Associated Press, Published October 20 2013

Love leads Timberwolves to preseason win over Celtics

MONTREAL – Kevin Love had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 104-89 preseason win against the Boston Celtics on Sunday.

The game was held in Montreal as part of the 2013 NBA Canada series.

Kevin Martin had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Timberwolves (3-2). Ricky Rubio led the team with seven assists.

Minnesota put together a 12-0 run to grab an 18-7 lead on Martin’s 3-pointer with 6 minutes, 24 seconds left in the first quarter. The Timberwolves led 57-51 at halftime and carried an 81-72 lead into the final period.

Boston 27 24 21 17 – 89

Minnesota 31 26 24 23 – 104

BOSTON (89): Wallace 6-12 3-4 16, Bass 3-6 4-4 10, Sullinger 2-7 0-0 4, Bradley 5-12 0-0 11, Lee 1-4 0-0 2, Green 3-10 5-7 12, Olynyk 2-4 0-0 4, Humphries 3-5 3-4 9, Crawford 1-5 0-0 2, Brooks 4-14 1-3 9, Faverani 3-6 2-2 8, Babb 0-1 0-0 0, Taylor 0-0 2-2 2, Bell-Holter 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-86 20-26 89.

MINNESOTA (104): Williams 2-5 1-1 5, Love 6-14 8-9 22, Pekovic 4-6 4-4 12, Rubio 5-9 3-4 15, Martin 7-16 2-3 21, Shved 2-5 1-2 6, Brewer 2-9 3-4 7, Turiaf 0-2 0-0 0, Barea 3-7 3-3 9, Cunningham 2-3 1-2 5, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Hummel 1-1 0-0 2, Jeffers 0-0 0-2 0, Muhammad 0-1 0-0 0, Price 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 34-79 26-34 104.

3-Point Goals: Boston 3-26 (Bradley 1-2, Wallace 1-4, Green 1-5, Babb 0-1, Faverani 0-2, Crawford 0-3, Sullinger 0-3, Brooks 0-6), Minnesota 10-25 (Martin 5-8, Rubio 2-3, Love 2-8, Shved 1-2, Barea 0-1, Williams 0-1, Brewer 0-2). Fouled Out: None. Rebounds: Boston 48 (Bass 8), Minnesota 64 (Love 9). Assists: Boston 12 (Bradley, Wallace 3), Minnesota 20 (Rubio 7). Total Fouls: Boston 25, Minnesota 24. Technicals: Boston delay of game 2, Minnesota defensive three second. A: 20,152 (21,273).