Boston Celtics defeat Charlotte Bobcats, 108-90

Rasheed Wallace has eight technical fouls in 18 games, which would equate to 36 over a full season.

That number is astronomical, of course, especially since the NBA suspends players one game for each technical after the 16th.

Wallace has a career high of 41 in 2000-01 with Portland, and he collected 19 last season with Detroit. Celtics coach Doc Rivers said his mercurial forward is going to have to reduce his propensity for technicals.

Wallace picked up his third in ...

Ray Allen shook off a month of uncertainty about his perimeter game and returned to form last night against the Bobcats. After jokingly pondering whether every NBA rim needed to be oiled, Allen flicked his 3-pointer with confidence, canning a season-high-tying five as the Celtics enjoyed a laugher.

An anticipated rugged matchup against a streaking Charlotte club never materialized as the Celtics raced to an early double-digit lead and cruised to a 108-90 win at Time War...

The Celtics had been toying with opponents in the past, especially at home, and had been playing competitive games that sometimes went down to the final minutes, especially in wins over Philadelphia and Golden State. But Tuesday at Charlotte, the Celtics punched the Bobcats early, the Bobcats had no answer the Celtics cruised to an 18-point win and let the rest of the league know they are getting close to their imposing ways.

Ray Allen got his shooting stroke back and t...

Every time the ball rattles through the rim or each time he leaps in the air, his surgically repaired leg swinging like a child’s at a playground, Kevin Garnett’s confidence rises another notch.

Last week, he told reporters he was tired of questions about his knee. Many NBA pundits who haven’t seen him since early last season noticed he was a step slower and favoring his knee.

Recently Garnett has made tremendous strides in how he runs and the aggressiveness in which...