February 11, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce (34) drives to the basket as he is fouled by Charlotte Bobcats center Brendan Haywood (33) during the game at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte Bobcats Snap Two Streaks: Game 51 Recap

Two streaks were snapped when the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Boston Celtics Monday night.

First off, the ‘Cats hadn’t won a game since January 26.

The Celtics hadn’t lost since January 25.

Something had to give, and it was the C’s winning streak.

Enough praise cannot be heaped on Byron Mullens tonight.

Seven-feet-of-smooth shot 10-16 and 4-5 from three to score 25 points. Oh, yeah. He also grabbed 18 rebounds.

His counterpart, Kevin Garnett had a solid game, but couldn’t out-duel Mullens in the PF/C battle. He finished with 16 points and 13 boards.

That one four-letter 24 hour sports network has been debating whether or not the Celtics need Rajon Rondo… Well…

Avery Bradley scored eight points to go along with three assists, while Kemba Walker dropped 18 points and six dimes.

Sure, the Celtics were coming off a triple-overtime thriller, but if Bradley can’t handle Walker in the middle of February, I have a hard time believing Boston is better off with him over Rondo come playoff time.

Other standouts for the ‘Cats included Gerald Henderson, who dropped 16 points and four assists, and Ramon Sessions who poured in 19 points.

Charlotte shot 44 percent from three, and won the rebounding battle by three boards, but missed 10 free-throws.

That last stat didn’t come back to bite them, but it has in the past, and it’s something the team really needs to get better at.

But, right now, who really cares?


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