Celtics Outlast Haggard Bobcats

Despite strong effort from undermanned Charlotte, C's survive, 108-100
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2008 12:37 AM CST
Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett, center, battles for the ball with Charlotte Bobcats guard Jason Richardson (23) and forward Nazr Mohammed, left, during the second half of their NBA basketball game...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Despite only being able to field a roster of nine men, Charlotte put up a fight yesterday before succumbing to Boston 108-100, the Boston Herald reports.  "We're playing with what we have," said Bobcats' coach Sam Vincent. With the lineup chipped away by injury, Charlotte still started strong, taking an early 14-7 lead before Boston pulled away for good at 24-23.

Boston, who suffered their only double digit loss of the season to Charlotte, was led by Ray Allen's 22 points and Rajon Rondo's career high 16 assists. The Bobcats, who have not won a road game this season when trailing at the half, managed to pull within five with little more than two minutes remaining before succumbing.