Boston 94, Charlotte 82

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 15, 2012 6:00 PM
Location - Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
Officials - #70 Brent Barnaky, #16 David Guthrie, #57 Greg Willard
Attendance - 15169

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boston 34 18 21 21 94
Charlotte 23 26 18 15 82

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 36-25 21-9 15-16 W2
Charlotte 7-52 4-24 3-28 L16

Recap


CELTICS 94, BOBCATS 82: Brandon Bass and Avery Bradley each scored 22 points and Rajon Rondo had 20 points and 16 assists as short-handed Boston handed Charlotte its second 16-game losing streak of the season.
 
Charlotte (7-52) also lost a franchise-record 16 in a row from Jan. 16-Feb. 15.
 
Rondo posted his 22nd consecutive double-digit assist game to lead the Celtics (36-25), who were without Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. The club opted to rest its Big Three for the playoffs as it completed a road back-to-back-to-back.

Allen, who missed his fourth straight game with a sore right ankle, stayed in Boston but is still 50-50 to play Tuesday at New York. Pierce rested after jamming his left big toe Saturday against New Jersey and Garnett was just taking the night off.

Greg Stiemsma and Mickael Pietrus started in their place. Stiemsma blocked a career-best six shots. Pietrus had 11 points and six rebounds.

Gerald Henderson led the Bobcats with 22 points. Derrick Brown had 15 points and seven rebounds. DJ White scored 13.

Charlotte got to 78-74 with 6:54 left on Brown’s dunk, but the Celtics used a 12-2 run to pull away and send Charlotte to another disappointing loss.

GAME NOTEBOOK: “Rest is the whole key,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. “The only thing I don’t like about this season is some of the games have been decided on endurance. It has nothing to do with who is the better team on given nights. That should never happen.” … Jamario Moon, signed Saturday by the Bobcats, had three rebounds in 13 minutes in his Bobcats debut.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Charlotte
Brandon Bass 22 Scoring Gerald Henderson 22
Rajon Rondo 16 Assists D.J. Augustin 10
Brandon Bass 9 Rebounds Bismack Biyombo 7
Brandon Bass 4 Free Throws Made Bismack Biyombo 5
Greg Stiemsma 4 Steals Derrick Brown 3
Greg Stiemsma 6 Blocks Bismack Biyombo 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston 94 48.8 5-15 11-17 21 44 10 6 14
Charlotte 82 40.5 3-13 15-20 20 37 5 7 12

Upcoming Games

  • Charlotte will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Bobcats have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .135 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against New York . The Celtics have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .480 after a loss.
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