Charlotte vs Boston Wrap - Boston Wins 99-94

The Celtics grabbed a 99-94 win over the Bobcats on Friday, behind a 23-point effort from Shaquille O'Neal at TD Garden.

The Celtics earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 8-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 189.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.

Boston got 19 points from Paul Pierce and another 19 points from Ray Allen. Rajon Rondo contributed 13 assists, while Rajon Rondo cleaned the glass with 6 rebounds.

Charlotte got 20 points from Gerald Wallace in a losing cause and another 19 points from D.J. Augustin. D.J. Augustin contributed 6 assists for the Bobcats, while Tyrus Thomas had 9 rebounds.

The rebound battle favored Charlotte as they grabbed 42 boards, while Boston only had 29.

Boston heads into a battle against the Magic. Charlotte, meanwhile, will have their next action against New Orleans.