Boston Celtics defeat Charlotte Bobcats, 104-80

Stephen Jackson felt the Celtics carried their dominance of the Bobcats to a personal level, and last night’s 104-80 Boston win left Jackson seething because of some in-game trash talk.

With 7:31 left in the third quarter, Jackson, who attempted just six shots in 33 minutes, raised up for a jumper and was slapped on the right wrist by Ray Allen, who was hit with his fourth foul. Jackson appeared angry Allen was able to get away with such physical play and began barking ...

Paul Pierce scored 27 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 104-80 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.

Nate Robinson had 16 points, including three 3-pointers in a 90-second span bridging the first and second quarters to key a 16-0 run, for the Celtics. Kevin Garnett added 12 points as Boston won its second straight and beat up on Charlotte for the third time this season.

Tyrus Thomas had 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Bobcats, losers of fi...

The customary silence came over the TD Garden crowd as D.J. Augustin stole two inbounds passes, Stephen Graham drove the baseline uncontested for two layups, and Boris Diaw cashed in backdoor passes for layups.

The Bobcats became the latest team to obliterate a double-digit Celtics lead within minutes. It was the second quarter and the Celtics had already blown a 17-point lead.

But the Celtics, in an uncharacteristic move of late, countered with a run of their own to...