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Celtics vs. Hornets: Halftime wrap

After an opening quarter in which the Celtics [1] turned the ball over nine times, the second unit rode to the rescue with an inspired effort. With all five starters on the bench, the reserves opened up a nine-point lead, which became a 55-43 edge at the break.

The Celtics did much of their damage down low as Glen Davis [2] (nine points) and Rasheed Wallace [3] (eight points) took advantage of mismatches against the Hornets reserve big men. Eddie House [4] and Marquis Daniels [5] also played the entire quarter ahead of Rajon Rondo [6] and Tony Allen [7]. Paul Pierce [8] leads the Celtics with 13 points.