Looking to put some distance between themselves and the Bobcats, the Celtics  finally put together a complete third quarter turning a nine-point halftime lead into an 82-61 advantage.
Paul Pierce  continued his hot shooting and scored 13 of his 27 points in the quarter. It’s the most points for Pierce since he scored 35 against the Hawks in late January. Kevin Garnett  is the only starter in double-figures with 12 points. Somewhat surprisingly, Ray Allen  has scored only three points and taken just two shots.