Celtics out-claw Bobcats 106-103

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The Celtics finally played a complete game tonight and beat the Bobcats 106 to 103 tonight at the TD Garden. Charlotte came out hot in the first half building a double digit lead early, however the C’s worked their way back into it right before halftime. The second half was competitively balanced throughout, even after Jared Sullinger went to the locker room with a mild ankle sprain. He returned in the midst of a flurry of Bobcats points, helping the C’s hold on for the win.

There was a lot at stake for the Cats in regards to the playoffs tonight and unfortunately for them (and our tanking hopes), Kemba Walker was a no-go tonight with ‘fatigue’. But Big Al Jefferson looked right at home tonight dominating the post, dropping 32 points. No one could defend him at all, he was putting on a clinic offensively... but was his usually turnstile defensively.

Rajon Rondo was also a last minute scratch for Boston, leading to Phil Pressey getting the start in the backcourt. Phil easily had his best and complete game of the season tonight, dishing 13 assists and scoring 10 points. But it really was a full team effort without Rondo as Bradley dropped 22 points, Sully 20, Bass 18, and Green 18 respectfully.

The Celtics play again tomorrow night 7:30 PM versus the Cavaliers at the Quicken Loans Arena.

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