Boston Celtics defeat Charlotte Bobcats, 111-109

The Celtics consider the Charlotte Bobcats the definition of a nightmare first-round playoff opponent.

Fortunately for the Celtics, they will not likely have to face the Bobcats again this season after earning a 111-109 double-overtime victory last night - 24 hours after the Bobcats defeated the Lakers in Charlotte, N.C.

In fact, the seeding prospects of the Celtics (57-19) improved markedly as they took a one-game lead over the Orlando Magic for second place in the ...