*Since trading Kevin Garnett, the Minnesota Timberwolves are the only team that does not have a victory against the Boston Celtics.
–The Celtics are 9-0 against the Timberwolves since 2007-08.
–The next fewest wins against the Celtics since 2007-08: 1 each by the Trail Blazers and Kings.
*Coincidentally, the last time the Timberwolves beat the Celtics – Garnett had a triple-double.
–Garnett’s last two career triple-doubles have come against the Celtics:
(1) March 4, 2007 – 124-117, Celtics victory in 2OT in Boston (http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/200703040BOS.html): 33 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists
(2) February 11, 2007 – 109-107, Timberwolves victory in Minnesota (http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/200702110MIN.html): 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists
–The last time Timberwolves beat the Celtics at TD Garden: March 6, 2005
–Garnett’s record against the Celtics while playing for the Timberwolves: 12-11
*The Celtics have 3 days of rest coming into Wednesday’s game while the Timberwolves are playing on the second night of a back-to-back.
–Celtics on 3 days of rest this season: 1-0
–Timberwolves on zero days of rest this season: 1-3
*Entering Wednesday, the Celtics regular starting lineup of Rondo, Terry, Pierce, Bass and Garnett is the 7th best 5-player plus/minus combination (+39) during the 2012-13 season (minimum: 10 games together).
–The best 5-player plus/minus combination: Grizzlies +70 (Conley/Allen/Gay/Randolph/Gasol)
–Paul Pierce is 10 assists away from 4,000 for his career–
–Celtics History: All-Time Steals–
1. Larry Bird 1,556
2. Paul Pierce 1,524 (Pierce needs 33 to move into 1st place)
3. Robert Parish 873
4. Rajon Rondo 870 (Rondo needs 4 to move into 3rd place)