Boston 100, Charlotte 89

Date - Monday, January 14, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #52 Scott Twardoski, #49 Tom Washington
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Charlotte 18 27 25 19 89
Boston 28 28 20 24 100

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Charlotte 9-28 5-14 4-14 L4
Boston 20-17 13-6 7-11 W6


Celtics 100, Bobcats 89: Rajon Rondo recorded his third triple-double of the season as host Boston defeated struggling Charlotte for its sixth consecutive victory.

Rondo finished with 17 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to pace the Celtics, who are enjoying their best stretch since reeling off 14 straight wins from Nov. 22-Dec. 22, 2010. Paul Pierce led all scorers with 19 points while Avery Bradley added 16 on the strength of four 3-pointers.

Hakim Warrick and Ramon Sessions poured in 16 points apiece for Charlotte, which has dropped 23 of 25 since a 7-5 start to the season. Kemba Walker added 12 points but shot just 4-for-16 from the field.

The Bobcats had no answer for Rondo, who shot 4-for-4 from the field with seven rebounds and six assists as the Celtics went into the break ahead 56-45. Charlotte opened the third quarter on a 13-2 run - capped by rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's dunk - to draw even, but Boston replied with the next seven points and rode that momentum to a 76-70 advantage entering the fourth.

The Celtics stretched the lead to 13 on five straight points from Courtney Lee, and Rondo completed the 26th triple-double of his career with a rebound of a Walker miss with 3:38 remaining and the game well in hand.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rondo was in on Boston's first eight field goals, racking up seven points and five assists in the opening six minutes. ... Charlotte came into the game averaging just 83.2 points in its previous 10 encounters with the Celtics. ... Boston's Kevin Garnett shot just 2-for-11 for seven points, marking the first time this month he has failed to reach double digits.

Top Game Performances

Charlotte   Boston
Ramon Sessions 16 Scoring Paul Pierce 19
Kemba Walker 4 Assists Rajon Rondo 12
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 8 Rebounds Kevin Garnett 10
Ramon Sessions 5 Free Throws Made Paul Pierce 5
Gerald Henderson 2 Steals Brandon Bass 1
Bismack Biyombo 2 Blocks Brandon Bass 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Charlotte 89 41.8 6-15 17-24 15 34 4 8 15
Boston 100 48.8 8-21 14-20 27 42 8 6 15

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Celtics have a W/L % of .526 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Charlotte will play their next game at home against Indiana. The Hornets have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .214 after a loss.
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