Heading into their seventh of eight preseason games, the Boston Celtics had simply struggled putting the ball through the hoop. Shooting from the floor, from three-point range, and from the free-throw line have all been issues.
Sunday night was no different.
Kevin Love and Kevin Martin both cracked 20 points, the Celtics shot only 38.4 percent from the floor, and the Minnesota Timberwolves won 104-89 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
It was the sixth loss of the season for the Celtics, who now fall to 1-6 on the season. Boston has now eclipsed 100 points in only one preseason game.
Love led the attack with 22 points, nine rebounds, and three assists. Martin had 21 points and five rebounds.
The Celtics shot a less-than-stellar 11.5 percent from three-point range, going 3-26.
Gerald Wallace turned in yet another solid performance, leading Boston with 16 points on 6-12 shooting. Jeff Green added 12 off of the bench, but only shot 3 for 10 from the field.
The Celtics were outrebounded by the ‘Wolves 54-40.
Brandon Bass led the C’s once with eight boards and added ten points.
By the looks of it, Brad Stevens and the gang have quite the amount of work to put in.
Wednesday night at the TD Garden is the last chance for the Celtics to test run some things before the start of the regular season. They host the Brooklyn Nets at 7 p.m., and open up the season on Oct. 30.