No one expected the Boston Celtics to go on a seven-game winning streak after losing star point guard Rajon Rondo for the season. But once they did, no one expected that streak to end at seven.
That is because in what would have been the Celtics' eighth straight win, they faced the woeful Charlotte Bobcats.
The Bobcats (12-39) stunned the 27-24 Celtics, 94-91, in Charlotte on Monday night.
Boston led 48-42 at the half, but a big third quarter for the Bobcats gave them a three-point lead to start the fourth, which wound up being their margin of victory.
Check out the full box score on NBA.com.
Player of the Game: Byron Mullens
Byron Mullens, the third-year center, had an amazing game. He finished with 25 points and 18 rebounds. He also did so efficiently by hitting 10 of 16 shots from the field, and an even more impressive 4-of-5 from beyond the arc.
The Celtics will return home to host the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday. Following that, they will take off for a five-game road trip, which won't begin until after the All-Star break.
The Bobcats also have just one game remaining before the break. They will travel to take on the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.