- Green Street - http://greenstreet.weei.com -
Green Night: With no Kevin Garnett, C’s find a way to blow out Bobcats
Posted By Mike Petraglia On March 16, 2013 @ 9:50 pm In General | 2 Comments
With Kevin Garnett  sitting out with a strained adductor (groin) in his left leg, all five starters managed to score in double figures as the Celtics  exacted revenge on the Charlotte Bobcats  with a 105-88 laugher Saturday night at TD Garden. The Celtics avenged their 100-74 loss on Tuesday night in Charlotte, when Doc Rivers  gave Paul Pierce  the night off.
On Saturday night, Pierce scored a very efficient 14 points on 4-for-7 shooting from the field, adding eight assists and six rebounds as the Celtics pulled away in the second half for the blowout win, their 11th straight at home. The Celtics improved to 36-29 while the Bobcats fell to a league-worst 14-52, with two of those 14 coming against Boston. Gerald Henderson , who had a career-high 35 points in Tuesday’s game, finished with just 16.
The Celtics hit 10-of-14 from three-point range, led by a perfect 3-for-3 from Jason Terry , who finished with a team-leading 15 points. Avery Bradley  had 13 while Jeff Green , starting for Garnett, had 10 on 5-of-9 shooting. The Celtics, out-rebounded 48-29 in Tuesday’s loss, picked it up on the glass, beating Charlotte on the boards 42-35.
Leading 40-39 late in the second quarter, the Celtics went on a 10-4 spurt to close the half, as Pierce scored the final six points of the run.
The Celtics went up nine points in the first half and early third quarter, only to have the Bobcats respond. But leading 59-53, Green converted a layup that started a 16-4 run that put the game away. The Celtics led 83-66 heading into the fourth.
The Celtics scored the first nine points of the fourth quarter, capped off by slam dunks from Chris Wilcox  and Shav Randolph as the Celtics led, 92-66. The Bobcats made things somewhat interesting with a three-point barrage as part of a 20-7 run that cut the lead to 13 with 3:35 left.
For more, visit the Celtics team page at weei.com/celtics .
Article printed from Green Street: http://greenstreet.weei.com
URL to article: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2013/03/16/green-day-with-no-kevin-garnett-cs-find-a-way-to-blow-out-bobcats/
URLs in this post:
 Kevin Garnett: http://media.weei.com/basketball/kevin-garnett.htm
 Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm
 Charlotte Bobcats: http://media.weei.com/basketball/charlotte-bobcats.htm
 Doc Rivers: http://media.weei.com/basketball/doc-rivers.htm
 Paul Pierce: http://media.weei.com/basketball/paul-pierce.htm
 Gerald Henderson: http://media.weei.com/basketball/gerald-henderson.htm
 Jason Terry: http://media.weei.com/basketball/jason-terry.htm
 Avery Bradley: http://media.weei.com/basketball/avery-bradley.htm
 Jeff Green: http://media.weei.com/basketball/jeff-green.htm
 Chris Wilcox: http://media.weei.com/basketball/chris-wilcox.htm
 LeBron James: http://media.weei.com/basketball/lebron-james.htm
 Miami Heat: http://media.weei.com/basketball/miami-heat.htm
 weei.com/celtics: http://www.weei.com/celtics
 > Green Night: With no Kevin Garnett, C’s find a way to blow out Bobcats" data-url="http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2013/03/16/green-day-with-no-kevin-garnett-cs-find-a-way-to-blow-out-bobcats/">Tweet: http://twitter.com/share
 : #disqus_thread
Copyright © 2014 WEEI.com. All rights reserved.