Charlotte Bobcats vs. Boston Celtics: Live Score, Results and Game Highlights
The Boston Celtics proved that their recent beat down at the hands of the Charlotte Bobcats was only because they didn't have Paul Pierce in the lineup.
Pierce led the Celtics to a 105-88 victory, and in doing so the Celtics moved even closer to working their way into the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference playoff standings.
The Celtics had an impressively balanced attack, with six players in double digits, and every member of their 11-man rotation on the scoreboard.
The same can't be said for the Bobcats, who had just three players in double digits—led by Jannero Pargo's 18 off the bench.
It's clear that the the only thing the Bobcats are working towards is increased odds at winning the number one pick in the 2013 NBA draft.
On the other hand, the Celtics are making a statement for being a very dangerous team in the East, although they currently sit at the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference.
Boston Celtics 105, Charlotte Bobcats 88
There it is ... the Charlotte Bobcats drop another one, and the Boston Celtics prove that when they have Paul Pierce, they won't be losing to the Bobcats.
Celtics return the favor from this week & blow out the Bobcats, 105-88. Terry leads the C's with 15 points, while S. Randolph grabs 8 rebs.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 17, 2013
As if things couldn't get worse for the Bobcats, Jeffery Taylor just put up a horribly under shot, air ball. #Ugly
Celtics 103, Bobcats 86—1:30 remaining in the 4th quarter
One of the big difference makers in this one is the disparity in three-point shooting.
Charlotte Bobcats—7-of-19 (36.8 percent)
Boston Celtics—10-of-14 (71.4 percent)
Celtics 101, Bobcats 86—2:56 remaining in the 4th quarter
Jannero Pargo, with 16 points off the bench, is playing on his third team this season. First with the Washington Wizards, then the Atlanta Hawks, now the Charlotte Robertcats.
Celtics 99, Bobcats 86—3:34 remaining in the 4th quarter
If it isn't bad enough that Josh McRoberts is in the starting lineup, he's also jacking up three balls like his name is Ray Allen. SPOILER ALERT: He isn't making many of them.
Celtics 97, Bobcats 81—4:22 remaining in the 4th quarter
Every player on the Celtics are in the PLUS of the +/- with Jeff Green leading with a +18.
Every player on the Bobcats are in the NEGATIVE of the +/- with Kemba Walker and Byron Mullins both grabbing a -20 rating.
Celtics 95, Bobcats 71—7:45 remaining in the 4th quarter
Is it just me, or does it feel like the Bobcats have only scored about 10 points this entire 2nd half?
The Celtics' second unit is moving the ball like no bodies business.
Celtics 92, Bobcats 70—9:07 remaining in the 4th quarter
Jordan Crawford jacks up his patented "in transition, with a 3-2 advantage" three ball ... and drains it. He will be a Jason Terry-esque player for the majority of his career.
Celtics 88, Bobcats 66—10:56 remaining in the 4th quarter
Celtics are 10-of-14 from beyond the arc
Boston's got a comfortable 83-66 lead heading to the 4th, as all five starters have scored in double figures. Pierce: 14 pts, 6 rebs, 8 asts— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 17, 2013
Jason Terry with back-to-back 30-foot triples. Giving the Celtics a commanding lead.
Celtics 83, Bobcats 66—end of the 3rd quarter
Celtics in double digits:
Paul Pierce (14), Avery Bradley (13), Courtney Lee (12), Jeff Green (10), Brandon Bass (10)
Bobcats in double digits:
Kemba Walker (14), Gerald Henderson (14)
Celtics 77, Bobcats 63—55.5 remaining in the 3rd quarter
The Celtics have exploded in the 3rd quarter, currently outscoring the Bobcats 25-14 in the 3rd.
Celtics 75, Bobcats 57—2:45 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Gerald Henderson isn't having a stellar, 35-point performance. But the man can sure shoot the ball in the mid-range.
Henderson with 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting.
Celtics 72, Bobcats 57—4:40 remaining in the 3rd quarter
The Celtics' announcer just had this to say about Kemba Walker—"That's who the Celtics need to attack because he can't guard anybody."
Not sure that's completely true, but the Celtics are up 12 thanks to back-to-back buckets against Walker.
Celtics 65, Bobcats 53—6:13 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Everyone except Terrence Williams is on the scoreboard for the Celtics—Paul Pierce leading with 11 points and Jeff Green with 10.
That's 10 different players with at least one bucket.
Celtics 61, Bobcats 53—6:39 remaining in the 3rd quarter
That's Bismack Biyombo's second offensive foul. The man has to learn some discipline, or at least how to go around someone.
Celtics 57, Bobcats 49—8:20 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Walker just hit Avery Bradley with a smooth crossover, and that's saying something because Avery Bradley is one of the league's more disciplined defenders.
Celtics 55, Bobcats 49—9:00 remaining in the 3rd quarter
I would absolutely love to see what kind of player Kemba Walker could be if he was on a team with established talent around him.
Celtics 51, Bobcats 45—11:04 remaining in the 3rd quarter
The Bobcats get the second-half started with some zone defense, obviously in honor of all the college basketball going on right now.
Celtics 51, Bobcats 43—11:44 remaining in the 3rd quarter
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