Celtics Hold Off ‘Wolves, 96-93

Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 03: Darko Milicic #31 of the Minnesota Timberwolves tries to get around Shaquille O'Neal #36 of the Boston Celtics on January 3, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics drives the ball against the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 3, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Copyright 2011 NBAE  (Photo by Steve Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 3: Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics drives the ball against the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 3, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Steve Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics drives the ball against the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 3, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Steve Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 3: Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics tries to grab the ball from Michel Beasley #8 the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 3, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Steve Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 03: Nate Robinson #4 of the Boston Celtics tries to avoid the intentional foul by Luke Ridnour #13 of the Minnesota Timberwolves in the final minute of the game on January 3, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Timberwolves 96-93. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 3: Michael Beasley #8 of the Minnesota Timberwolves with the ball against Paul Pierce #34 and Luke Harongody #55 of the Boston Celtics on January 3, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Steve Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 3: Von Wafer #12 of the Boston Celtics goes in for a layup against the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 3, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Steve Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 3: Michael Beasley #8 of the Minnesota Timberwolves drives the ball against Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics on January 3, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Steve Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 3: Nikola Pekovic #14 of he Minnesota Timberwolves drives the ball under pressure from Shaquille O'Neal #36 and Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics on January 3, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Steve Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 3: Ray Allen #20 of the Boston Celtics passes the ball to team mate Shaquille O'Neal against the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 3, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Steve Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 03: Kevin Love #42 of the Minnesota Timberwolves wipes his face in the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics on January 3, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Timberwolves 96-93. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 03: Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics celebrates his basket in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 3, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Timberwolves 96-93. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 03: Glen Davis #11 of the Boston Celtics looks to pass as Kevin Love #42 and Corey Brewer #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves defend on January 3, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Timberwolves 96-93. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 03: Kevin Love #42 of the Minnesota Timberwolves takes a shot as Glen Davis #11 of the Boston Celtics defends on January 3, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Timberwolves 96-93. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 03: Von Wafer #12 of the Boston Celtics celebrates his basket in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 3, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Timberwolves 96-93. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 03: Michael Beasely #8 of the Minnesota Timberwolves loses control of the ball as Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics defends on January 3, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Timberwolves 96-93. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 03: Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics takes a shot as Nikola Pekovic #14 of the Minnesota Timberwolves defends on January 3, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Timberwolves 96-93. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 03: Luke Ridnour #13 of the Minnesota Timberwolves is shut down by Shaquille O'Neal #36 of the Boston Celtics on January 3, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Timberwolves 96-93. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 03: Kevin Love #42 of the Minnesota Timberwolves drives around Jermaine O'Neal #7 of the Boston Celtics on January 3, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Timberwolves 96-93. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 03: Jermaine O'Neal #7 of the Boston Celtics tries to keep the ball as he is swatted by a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 3, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Timberwolves 96-93. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 03: Nikola Pekovic #14 of the Minnesota Timberwolves tries to get between Von Wafer #12 and Jermaine O'Neal #7 of the Boston Celtics on January 3, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Timberwolves 96-93. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 03: Michael Beasley #8 of the Minnesota Timberwolves reacts to a foul called against him in the second half against the Boston Celtics on January 3, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Timberwolves 96-93. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
Minnesota Timberwolves v Boston Celtics
BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 03: Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics tries to steal the ball from Martell Webster #5 of the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 3, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeated the Timberwolves 96-93. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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