Saturday, May 28, 2011
Celtics stun Bobcats in Charlotte
The Boston Celtics set out to prove something when they got to Charlotte. They were going to prove they were better than the Heat by winning at least one game in the series. Well, they won at least one now. They stunned the Bobcats 53-47 in Charlotte.
The Cats knew they were in for a tough battle when they gave up an 8-2 lead in the first quarter as the Celtics went on an 11-4 run to finish the quarter. In the second quarter the Cats jumped out to a 27-21 lead before the Celtics closed within 2 points heading into halftime. Something happened the 2nd quarter that got Boston really mad. Nate Robinson went on a fast break and as he went up he met Conley. Nate hit the shot and got injured, yet the refs did not call a foul. Nate will be playing hurt 1-2 weeks with a muscle injury in his leg. In the third quarter the Bobcats jumped out to a 42-30 lead. It was about this time that the phone rang in Manfred Nissley's private box. It was Sears calling to ask him to confirm a purchase someone made using his phone number. Turns out the person who ordered the merchandise lived in Texas and the use of a Virginia phone number raised alarms at Sears. (This happened with a few seconds left in the third.) Apparently the Bobcat players knew something was going on and they fell apart. The Celtics went on a 19-5 run and beat the Bobcats by 6.
Odd Stat: Camby: 0 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 turnover, 0-2 FG