Boston 99, Charlotte 94

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, January 14, 2011 7:30 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - # Kane Fitzgerald, #36 David Jones, #9 Derrick Stafford
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Charlotte 24 18 24 28 94
Boston 24 18 27 30 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Charlotte 15-22 11-9 4-13 L1
Boston 30-9 18-3 12-6 W2

Recap

Shaquille O’Neal finished with 23 points and five blocked shots as the Boston Celtics became the first team in the Eastern Conference to reach 30 wins with a 99-94 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday.

Rajon Rondo added 18 points and 13 assists, and Ray Allen and Paul Pierce scored 19 points apiece for the Celtics, who have won two straight and six of eight this month.

The Bobcats had pulled to within 76-74 on Gerald Wallace’s jumper with 8:36 left before Boston established control. O’Neal banked in a short jumper to kick start a 13-4 run that included back-to-back 3-pointers from Allen and another 3-pointer from Rondo as the shot clock was winding down that pushed the lead to double-digits.

Charlotte would fight back to 92-85 with 2:38 remaining but the Celtics locked down on defense and hit their free throws to put it away.

Wallace collected 20 points while D.J. Augustin added 19 for the Bobcats, who had their season-high four-game winning streak snapped to drop to 6-3 under interim coach Paul Silas.

Top Game Performances

Charlotte   Boston
Gerald Wallace 20 Scoring Shaquille O'Neal 23
D.J. Augustin 6 Assists Rajon Rondo 13
Tyrus Thomas 9 Rebounds Rajon Rondo 6
Gerald Wallace 8 Free Throws Made Ray Allen 5
Tyrus Thomas 2 Steals Ray Allen 1
Stephen Jackson 1 Blocks Shaquille O'Neal 5

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Charlotte 94 42.1 3-9 27-34 15 42 2 5 10
Boston 99 52.2 8-19 19-25 22 29 8 3 11

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Orlando. The Celtics have a W/L % of .800 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Charlotte will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Bobcats have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .455 after a loss.
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