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Tuesday, March 12th
(All times Eastern)
Boston Celtics (34-28) at Charlotte Bobcats (13-50), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Boston Celtics aim to get back on track when they pay a
visit to the Charlotte Bobcats Tuesday night.
The Celtics had a five-game winning streak cut short with Sunday's 91-79 loss
to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Paul Pierce recorded 20 points and Avery Bradley posted 12 points for Boston,
which is even with Atlanta for the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference.
"I thought our shot selection was awful. We missed some open shots and we got
stuck a lot on one side of the floor," Celtics head coach Doc Rivers said.
Kevin Garnett finished with 10 points and 11 boards for Boston, which is 12-19
on the road and will begin a three-game homestand Wednesday versus Toronto.
The Bobcats have been struggling to the tune of 10 straight losses.
In a 104-87 loss at Washington on Saturday, Kemba Walker scored 29 points to
go with six assists and Gerald Henderson had 17 points in defeat.
"I think we did alright offensively, but we couldn't stop them enough,"
Charlotte will play two straight at Toronto and Boston following this home
tilt versus the Celtics.
The Bobcats and Celtics have split a pair of games this season with each team
winning as the host.
Boston, though, has won 10 of the last 13 meetings with the Bobcats and is
22-8 in the all-time series.
The Celtics have won 10 of the 15 matchups as the guest in this series.
03/12 10:31:37 ET