Timberwolves defeat Boston

All-Star candidates Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell, and Anthony Edwards were not present for
the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 108-103 victory over the Boston Celtics (16-18) Monday evening December 27, 2021, at the Target Center but Jaylen Nowell, Nathan Knight, Jaden McDaniel, Malik Beasley, Greg Monroe, and Jordan McLaughlin were each playing a pivotal role in the triumph.

Nowell led with 29 points in one of the best games of his career, by a powerful dunk in the fourth period.
Knight had 20, McDaniel added 17, Beasley chipped in 15, Monroe, who hadn’t played an NBA game in
two years, finished with 11.

Photo by Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald Boston Celtics forward Al Horford scores two of his 16 points against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center on Monday, December 27, 2021.
Photo by Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald Guard Jaylen Brown, shown here throwing a baseline pass, led the Boston Celtics with 26 points against Minnesota on Monday, December 27, 2021, at Target Center.
Photo by Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jaylen Nowell, who scored a game-high 29 points, drives to the basket as former Timberwolf and Boston Celtics forward Juancho Hemangomez at Target Center on Monday, December 27, 2021.
Photo by Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Nathan Knight dunked during this drive, scoring two of his 17 points against the Boston Celtics on Monday, December 27, 2021, at Target Center.
Photo by Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald Minnesota Timberwolves center Greg Monroe goes for two of his 11 points during their victory over Boston on Monday, December 27, 2021, at Target Center.