Boston at Charlotte
7:00 P.M. ET
Time Warner Cable Arena
Boston: 100.4 points/100 possessions (21st)
Charlotte: 98.2 points/100 possessions (29th)
Boston: 99.5 points allowed/100 possessions (7th)
Charlotte: 108.3 points allowed/100 possessions (30th)
Probable Bobcats Starters:
Kemba Walker (PG), Gerald Henderson (SG), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (SF), Byron Mullens (PF), and Bismack Biyombo (C)
View From The Opposing Bench: Queen City Hoops
Thumbnail: Coming off of one of the most exciting games in recent history, the Celtics now travel to Charlotte to face the Bobcats on the second night of a back-to-back. Fortunately for the Celtics, they face a team that has lost seven consecutive games and 15 of its last 17. Since starting the season 7-5, the Bobcats have won just four games overall. After Boston played the long three-overtime thriller on Sunday, the Celtics’ bench will need to step up to be victorious Monday.
Paul Pierce’s 54 minutes played tied his career-high as he recorded one of the most impressive triple-doubles in franchise history. The Celtics also moved to 8-0 all-time in the regular season when Pierce gets a triple-double. Kevin Garnett set back the clock with his performance. His 47 minutes were his most in a Celtics uniform and that was the first time he accumulated 20 points, 18 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 blocks in the same game since 2005.
Jason Terry will need to continue his hot shooting for the Celtics to succeed against the Bobcats. He set new season-highs with 26 points and five three-pointers made against the Nuggets on Sunday. Celtics fans have to be in support of Terry putting up 22 shots because he is still one of the most productive shooters in the game. Another very bright spot for Boston is Jeff Green, who scored double-digit points for the seventh time in his last eight games. During that span, he is averaging 14.4 points per game and has had some extremely clutch buckets. Terry and Green hope to continue to play well at Charlotte.
Prediction: The Celtics keep the wins coming and take down the Bobcats, moving Boston’s record to 7-6 on the second night of back-to-backs this season.
Celtics 99, Bobcats 93