Bobcats aim for two straight wins vs. Boston
(Sports Network) – The Bobcats attempt to win back-to-back games for the first
time this season tonight, as they host the Boston Celtics at Charlotte Bobcats
This is the third meeting of the season between the squads. Both teams picked
up a home victory in the two previous contests. The Celtics are scheduled to
host the Bobcats on March 21, 2007 at TD Banknorth Garden in the final contest
of the season between the clubs.
Boston has dropped two in a row at Charlotte. The Bobcats are 2-7 against the
The Bobcats play the finale of a brief two-game homestand. On Thursday, Sean
May scored a career-high 32 points to lift Charlotte to a 99-89 win over
Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic. May went 9-of-15 from the field, made 14-
of-17 foul shots and pulled down six rebounds.
Rookie Adam Morrison ended with 22 points and seven rebounds, while Emeka
Okafor tallied 13 points and 11 boards in the win over Orlando for the
Bobcats, who snapped a four-game skid.
The Bobcats are just 4-8 at home this season. They will visit the New York
Knicks on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.
Boston, which is tied for the Atlantic Division lead with New Jersey, has won
four in a row after a five-game losing streak and defeated Denver, 119-114, on
Friday night at TD Banknorth Garden.
Paul Pierce had 38 points, eight rebounds and nine assists, while Tony Allen
had a career-best 30 points and pulled down eight boards. Al Jefferson had 28
points and 10 rebounds. The three combined to shoot 35-for-49 from the field,
as the Celtics improved to 4-8 at home this season.
Boston is 5-5 on the road this year and is enjoying the longest winning streak
since a seven-game stretch from March 11-19, 2005.