Boston 105, Charlotte 88

Date - Saturday, March 16, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #75 Eric Dalen, #15 Bennett Salvatore
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Charlotte 24 19 23 22 88
Boston 24 26 33 22 105

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Charlotte 14-52 8-24 6-28 L2
Boston 36-29 24-9 12-20 W2

Recap


Celtics 105, Bobcats 88: Jason Terry scored 15 points to lead six players in double figures as Boston won its 11th consecutive home game.

Paul Pierce had 14 points in only 23 minutes and Avery Bradley added 13 for the Celtics, who avenged a pair of losses to the Bobcats in the last five weeks, including a humilating 100-74 defeat in Charlotte on Tuesday night.

Jannero Pargo scored 13 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and Gerald Henderson added 16 for the Bobcats, who lost for the 12th time in 13 games.

Despite the absence of center Kevin Garnett (lower adductor strain), Boston had little trouble in dispatching Charlotte. An 8-0 spurt in the third quarter extended the lead to 14 points before Terry hit two 3-pointers to give the Celtics an 83-66 edge entering the final 12 minutes.

Boston's bench put the game out of reach, combining for nine straight points to open the fourth as the lead ballooned to 92-66. Pargo ignited a brief rally that cut the deficit to 13 before the Celtics pulled away.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Garnett is listed as day-to-day, putting his availability for Monday's showdown with the Miami Heat in question. ... Kemba Walker scored 14 points for Charlotte, which has never beaten Boston three times in a row. ... Terry hit all three 3-point attempts and Courtney Lee (12 points) nailed both of his as Boston was 10-of-15 from behind the arc.

Top Game Performances

Charlotte   Boston
Jannero Pargo 18 Scoring Jason Terry 15
Gerald Henderson 4 Assists Paul Pierce 8
Josh McRoberts 10 Rebounds Shavlik Randolph 8
Gerald Henderson 4 Free Throws Made Avery Bradley 4
Josh McRoberts 2 Steals Shavlik Randolph 2
Bismack Biyombo 3 Blocks Courtney Lee 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Charlotte 88 44.7 7-20 13-21 23 35 7 7 14
Boston 105 51.9 10-15 13-20 28 42 8 6 13

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Miami. The Celtics have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Charlotte will play their next game at home against Washington. The Bobcats have a W/L % of .214 after a win and .212 after a loss.