Celtics

Final: Celtics 118, Wolves 109 — Offense, Hayward carry C’s to third straight win

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It took one full season and 22 games this year, but we finally got a glimpse of what Gordon Hayward looks like in All-Star form. The swingman came off the bench to lead the C's with 30 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists, helping carry the visitors to a hard-fought 118-109 win over the surging Timberwolves at the Target Center on Saturday night. Kyrie Irving added 21 points and 9 assists in the victory, helping the C's earn their third straight win despite missing Jaylen Brown (sore back) for all three wins.