Charlotte: 92.0 points/100 possessions (30th)
Boston: 100.0 points/100 possessions (17th)
Charlotte: 106.4 points allowed/100 possessions (28th)
Boston: 94.5 points allowed/100 possessions (2nd)
Probable Charlotte starters: Kemba Walker (PG), Reggie Williams (SG), Boris Diaw (SF), Tyrus Thomas (PF), Bismack Biyombo (C)
View from opposing bench: Queen City Hoops
Eight long years ago, the Charlotte Bobcats selected Brandon Hunter in the 2004 Expansion Draft. Hunter, if you don’t recall, was one of the first second round sensations Danny Ainge was able to select during his tenure as GM of the C’s.
Like many great second round picks before him, Hunter was an under sized power forward that played well above his station and seemed poised to blaze the trail for the undersized power forwards to come (Ryan Gomes, Leon Powe, and Glen Davis). Unfortunately, after showing promise in 12 games during the 2003-2004 NBA season, the Charlotte Bobcats pilfered Hunter from the C’s and promptly traded him 5 months later to the Magic for Keith Bogans. Hunter’s career was never the same.
Now, every time Celtics play the Bobcats it’s a revenge game. The Ballad of Brandon Hunter rages on tonight as the C’s look to stay on track against the worst team in the league. You could make an argument that the Wizards and/or Nets are worse, but I won’t.
WHY IT’S WORTH WATCHING
Say it with me now: BIZ-MAK BEE-OM-BO!
This guy has Serge Ibaka athleticism and an awesome name to boot. Hopefully, you’ll see him block some shots and dunk some balls tonight.
We’ll have more as the night continues including the injury report and the pregame interview with Doc Rivers. Follow us @CelticsHub for that schtuff and in-game Tweets!