Led by a super-aggressive Paul Pierce, the Celtics beat the Bobcats tonight, 102-95.
Pierce (36 points, 15-18 FT, 10 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 blocks) played his best game of the season. He attacked the basket relentlessly.
Kevin Garnett (24 points, 10-20 FG) was also assertive with his offense. My favorite play of this game was Garnett's fake, drive and power dunk midway through the 4th quarter.
Give some props to Brandon Bass who grabbed a couple of key rebounds late in the game.
This was another rollercoaster game. The Celtics jumped out to an 18 point lead in the 1st quarter. The predictable 2nd quarter free-fall followed and the lead dipped to 2 at halftime. The C's stretched the lead to 13 midway thru the 4th, but Charlotte ripped off a 10-1 run. The Celtics made enough plays in the final minutes to win.
Greg Stiemsma was hit with a BS technical foul. Derek Brown taunted Stiemsma after missing a dunk in the 3rd quarter. When Stiemsma jawed back, he was T'd up. Gar...