Charlotte Bobcats (14-51, 6-27 on the road) @ Boston Celtics (35-29, 23-9 at home)
TD Garden, 7:30 pm on CSNNE/WEEI
Officials: Bennett Salvatore, Bennie Adams, Eric Dalen
Line: Celtics -15.5 (188.5) Click Here for Tickets to Tonight’s Contest at the TD Garden
The Bobcats come to Boston possessing the worst record in the NBA. Hosting them, the Celtics enter the game on the heels of a Wednesday night victory against Toronto. While Boston is heavily favored, the two teams have met three times this season, and the Bobcats have won two of those contests.
PROBABLE STARTERS: Charlotte Bobcats
PG: Kemba Walker
SG: Gerald Henderson
SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
PF: Josh McRoberts
C: Bismack BiyomboBoston Celtics
PG: Avery Bradley
SG: Courtney Lee
SF: Jeff Green
PF: Brandon Bass
C: Kevin Garnett
Rajon Rondo, OUT (Knee)
Jared Sullinger, OUT (Back)Desagana Diop, DOUBTFUL (Knee)
Ramon Sessions, OUT (Knee)
WHAT TO WATCH FOR:
Over the past 22 games, Jeff Green has averaged 14.7 points per game. Look to see if he can continue that success tonight.
Brandon Bass has played well recently, totaling 27 points, 26 rebounds, and 5 blocks over his last three games.
Kemba Walker has been one of the lone bright spots for the Bobcats this season, averaging over 17 points per game on the year.
Gerald Henderson has been on a roll recently, averaging 24.7 points per game over the last week.
Charlotte Bobcats rankings: Pace: 91.5 (17th), Off Rtg: 100.6 (29th), Def Rtg: 111.5 (30th)
Boston Celtics rankings: Pace: 91.4 (18th), Off Rtg: 102.3 (24th), Def Rtg: 102.1 (5th)
The Bobcats beat the Celtics last week, but Paul Pierce was inactive. With Pierce in the line up tonight, I don't see a way the Celtics can lose. Charlotte has been horrible all season, so the two victories against Boston seem like anomalies.Boston Celtics 98, Charlotte Bobcats 86Tonight: Celtics Post Game Show – immediately following the game
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