Having lost four of their last six games, and trailing the Hornets 56-41 with ten minutes left in the 3rd quarter, the Boston Celtics needed to turn things around.

Cue the Ray Allen and Glen "Big Baby" Davis show. After a pair of treys in less than a minute from the greatest of all-time, Davis canned a pair of jumpers. Follow that with a turnaround jumper from Allen and the C's cut their deficit from 15 to just seven.

Boston outscored New Orleans 27-13 in the frame and eventually prevailed with an 89-85 victory. Allen and Davis tied for a team-high 20 points, while Kevin Garnett chipped in with a dozen points and nine boards.

David West netted 32 in beast mode for the Hornets, connecting on 14-23 attempts. NOH's D-West also tallied eight rebounds. Marco Belinelli added 23, while Chris Paul posted up his worst scoring performance in recent memory. Paul missed all nine of his shots, but recorded 15 assists and seven rebounds.

With the win, Boston improves to 49-19 while the Hornets drop to 40-31. The C's return to action Monday night when they travel to NYC to take on the Knicks. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Stephen Bailey 3/19/2011 11:37:00 PM Edit
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  1. Anonymous says:

    I was at the game! Great effort towards the end by the Celtics! Got a slow start though! Great game overall!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I'm glad we didn't hang our heads when we were down 15
    We finished strong and i liked the Delonte, Glen, Ray and Jeff line up. This line up is going to be useful in the playoffs.
    I'm glad we still tied with Chicago. NY game is going to be a tough one. I feel like it going to go down to the last shot, but hope we win it
    Celtics all day!

  3. BRock says:

    I was at the game as well. Glad to report that there were just as many Celtics fans as Hornets.. if not more!

  4. tb727 says:

    Impressive win. No way the sieve Bellinelli could keep up that shooting. And the fact he shot lights out was to offset Paul's poor shooting game for New Orleans. Okafor's a drag queen out there and no team with David West as their second best player can ever be considered a legitimate title contender.

    Those Hornets announcers are top 5 worst in the league, specifically that Bob Licht. Here are my top 5 worst:

    1. Cavs (specifically Austin Carr)
    2. Suns (both Tom Leander & Scott Williams)
    3. Bulls- (Funk and Fatass King)
    4. Hornets (both Bob Licht & Gil McGregor)
    5. Raptors (Matt Devlin)

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