Boston Celtics defeat Charlotte Bobcats, 92-59
It wasn’t the same at all.
The Charlotte Bobcats, more or less, were made of the same pieces - a Hall of Fame coach in Larry Brown, a relentless scorer in Gerald Wallace, and a pair of talented point guards in Raymond Felton and D.J. Augustin.
But last night they weren’t the same team that took the Celtics to overtime twice last season.
It was Augustin who said of the Celtics after the Bobcats stunned them last January, “If you don’t back down to them, they fold.’...
The Celtics seemed content working on their perimeter game last night. In the second quarter of their 92-59 win over Charlotte, the Celtics appeared to be on the way to outscoring the Bobcats without the benefit of a 2-pointer, until Kendrick Perkins flipped in a jump hook with 3:52 remaining.
The long-distance formula worked fine in this contest. But without Perkins’s presence and screens, a lot of the Celtics’ offensive sets simply don’t work. Opposing defenses have t...
The question that illuminated like a “vacancy’’ sign at a seedy motel following a 92-59 win over the Charlotte Bobcats was whether the Celtics are good enough to use games to experiment with styles.
In last night’s home opener at TD Garden, the Celtics were a perimeter squad, content to swing and shoot against the overmatched Bobcats. The Celtics bombarded their inferior opponents with a barrage of 3-pointers and then when the middle softened, sealed the game with a 20-...
Two games into the 2009-10 season and we’ve already had two great staple games of Celtics Past.
1. The big road win over Cleveland on Opening Night.
2. Last night’s 92-59, pick-the-wings-off-the-fly destruction of the Charlotte Bobcats.
And to answer your question, no, the Celtics aren’t that good, at least not yet. What we saw last night before the usual TD Garden sellout crowd of 18,624 is what happens when a middlin’ team minus its two best shooting guards (Fli...
Boston.com game summary
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Couple of notes