Ray Allen caught fire with 27 points, hitting five of six from downtown as the Boston Celtics went on to defeat the Charlotte Bobcats 108-90 last night at Time Warner Cable Arena. The Celtics are starting to look like the premier team people witnessed during the seasons initial games when they started out at 6-0. Celtics head coach Doc Rivers saw Allen as yesterday’s clear MVP choice, saying “Ray made shots early. When your shooter makes shots, the floor opens a little bit more for you. It opened up our low-post game.”
The C’s were in control from the jump, walking into the locker room with a 23 point lead at the half. Charlotte won the remaining two quarters despite their lack of success early on. “You could have taken five people from the stands and they’d have run their stuff and I think it would have been just as competitive,” said Bobcats coach Larry Brown. “It was like the varsity against the JV.”
Paul Pierce and Kendrick Perkins contributed with 21 and 16 to cover the majority of the scoring behind Allen. During the post-game conference Gerald Wallace said “I think even Doc Rivers had 12 points.” Boston is scheduled to matchup with the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, December 3rd.
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Vince Carter first checked in to start the second quarter and proceeded to contribute for 15 points as the Orlando Magic cruised by the Charlotte Bobcats 93-81 Tuesday at Time Warner Cable Arena. Carter decided he was ready to compete yesterday since having ankle problems for the past week or two. “I was totally surprised,” Stan Van Gundy said. “He made the decision, not me. He had a good run extending the lead in the fourth quarter.”
Orlando was up 35-23 in the first and continued to build their lead throughout the second. The Bobcats made a run soon after which continued into the second half, but they lost control down the stretch in the final minutes. “We played the last four minutes of the first half with a lot of energy,” said Charlotte coach Larry Brown. “We had to fight uphill and they’re hard to guard, especially when Vince is in there.”
The Magic and Bobcats have no time to rest up with games scheduled for tonight. Orlando is set to host the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Amway Arena. Charlotte is now traveling to Detroit for their game against the Pistons.
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