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Celtics-Hornets Game Blog: Fourth Quarter

12.12.08 at 8:04 pm ET

Lucky the Leprachaun landed a “dipsy-do” dunk to kick off the fourth quarter. Celtics are up by five and would enjoy a few “dipsy-dos” themselves to boost their lead …

– Pierce is back on the court with the second unit. Ray Allen coached Leon Powe from the bench before Julian Wright shot free throws.

– Let’s recap at a nine-minute timeout and take a look at free-throw shooting: Celtics 14-23, Hornets 17-24. That’s a total of 16 missed points in a 10-point game. Safe to say both teams will be hitting the line in practice.

– Posey’s doing what Posey does best — being a pest. In a matter of minutes he drew an offensive foul on Tony Allen, bounced the ball off TA’s foot to maintain posession, and drew a foul on Pierce from behind the arc for three free throws.

– At a 2:30 timeout this game is far from over. Chris Paul (19 points, 14 assists) has put the Hornets right back into this. Paul has held Rondo to just two assists and is showing why he’s an MVP candidate at just 23 years old.

– The Celtics bench are on their feet after an alley oop from Ray Allen to KG followed by Perk drawing an offensive foul on Paul. TA is waving is towel and dancing.

– Game over. Celtics 94, Hornets 82.

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