Wednesday , Nov , 22 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Celtics take a trip to Charlotte Bobcats Arena

(Sports Network) – The Boston Celtics shoot for their fourth straight win
this evening when they take on the Charlotte Bobcats.

Boston last played on Saturday and defeated the New York Knicks, 122-118, at
Madison Square Garden. Paul Pierce scored 29 of his season-high 39 points in
the second half, while Ryan Gomes ended with 22 points and 14 rebounds in the
win.

Wally Szczerbiak ended with 20 points and Sebastian Telfair had 19 points for
the Celtics, who won despite blowing a 20-point lead in the third quarter.

The Bobcats, meanwhile, have dropped two straight and six of their last seven
games.

On Monday Charlotte dropped a 93-85 decision to the Dallas Mavericks. Emeka
Okafor finished with 22 points, 13 rebounds, and eight blocked shots for the
Bobcats.

Gerald Wallace scored 21 for Charlotte and Raymond Felton contributed 12
points. Sean May added 10 off of the bench for the Bobcats, who fell to 2-8 to
begin the season.

Boston defeated Charlotte already this season on November 8 by a 110-108 score
in overtime. The Celtics have won three straight and seven of the eight
meetings against Charlotte.

BOS CHL