Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Bobcats Get Embarrassed by the Boston Celtics

December 11th, 2010 by Mike Mehta Leave a reply »
We've heard it before and we'll continue to hear it over and over again: Defense Wins Games.

That mantra held true for the Boston Celtics once again as they completely dominated the Charlotte Bobcats in front of owner Michael Jordan.  The Celtics forced the Bobcats to shoot a measly 33.8 percent including 1-9 from three-point range, while forcing 20 turnovers that turned into 21 points.

The Celtics weren't exactly great on the offensive end themselves, shooting a season worse 43.7 percent, but they were able to outplay the Bobcats essentially from start to finish.  The C's took the lead with 2:54 left to go in the first and never looked back.  They were able to control the tempo of the game and completely took the Bobcats of what they like to do.

Perhaps the most important statistic of the night was the minimal amount of minutes the Celtics starters (expect Semih Erden) played.  Kevin Garnett played 23 minutes, his lowest total since Nov. 17, in which the Celts defeated the Washington Wizards by 31 points.  

Ray Allen played only 30 minutes, much better than his average 36.4 minutes/game.  Paul Pierce, wh ...

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