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Boston Defeats Charlotte 100-89 - Recap

Boston earned a 100-89 victory over Charlotte on Monday, getting 19 points from Paul Pierce at TD Garden.

Bettors who backed the Celtics were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 10.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 192.5.

Rajon Rondo had 17 points for Boston and Avery Bradley chipped in with 16 points. Rajon Rondo had 12 assists for the Celtics, while Kevin Garnett was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.

Charlotte got 16 points from Hakim Warrick in a losing cause and another 16 points from Ramon Sessions. Kemba Walker contributed 4 assists for the Bobcats, while Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 8 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Boston were victorious, as the score was 56-45 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Boston as they grabbed 42 boards, while Charlotte only had 34.

Next game, Boston takes its act home to face New Orleans looking for another win. For Charlotte, they head home to face Indiana.