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Boston Celtics power forward Jared Sullinger (7) celebrates after hitting a three point shot as Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (14) heads back up court during the fourth quarter of Boston's 101-97 win at TD Garden. Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Surging Celtics hold off Timberwolves

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By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange

Minnesota 97  Boston 101

BOSTON -- Back on Nov. 16, the young Boston Celtics visited Minnesota and were thumped by the Timberwolves to fall to 4-7.

Exactly one month later, the teams met again in Boston. This time, the first-place Celtics eked out a 101-97 victory Monday night to improve to 12-14 with their eighth win in 12 games.

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