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The Observer News Enterprise is live at Time Warner Cable Arena for an NBA match up between the Charlotte Bobcats (11-37) and the Boston Celtics (27-23).
The Bobcats have lost their last seven games, while the Celtics come off of a 118-114 victory in three overtimes on Sunday against the Denver Nuggets.
Starting line ups
G Kemba Walker
G Gerald Henderson
C Bismack Biyombo
F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
F Byron Mullens
G Courtney Lee
G Avery Bradley
C Kevin Garnett
F Paul Pierce
F Brandon Bass
Los Angeles Lakers
Rajon Rondo (torn ACL in right knee), Jared Sullinger (lumbar disc surgery).
Byron Mullens scores the first 10 points of the game for Charlotte, as Bobcats are keeping pace with Celtics in the early going.
A basket by Chris Wilcox in the waning seconds of the opening quarter gives Boston a 26-24 lead after one quarter of play. Byron Mullens leading Charlotte with 11 points, while Boston's leading scorer is Kevin Garnett with six points.
With 8:35 left in the first half, the Bobcats trail 33-29.
The Celtics stretch out their lead to 40-32 with 6:46 left in the first half. Chris Wilcox with a slam, forcing a Bobcats' timeout.
Charlotte scores a couple of buckets after the break, cutting its deficit in half. Boston calls timeout trailing 40-36.
Kemba Walker's steal and dunk cuts Boston's lead to three points, 44-41, in waning seconds of first half.
Eleven seconds left in the first half. Boston calls timeout after Charlotte's Bismack Biyombo gets a thunderous block Jeff Green.
HALFTIME: BOSTON 48, CHARLOTTE 42
Leading scorers: Byron Mullens (CHA) 13 points
Jeff Green (BOS) 11 points
Bobcats take lead at 6:44 mark of third quarter on a pair of Kemba Walker free throws. 'Cats are up 58-57.
Charotte leads 60-59 during a TV timeout at the 5:43 mark of the third quarter.
Byron Mullens going off in tonight's game. He already has 13 rebounds to go with his game-high 23 points. We've got just under four minutes left in the third quarter.
CAREER MILESTONES: Byron Mullens is six points and three rebounds from tying his careers highs in points (31) and rebounds (17) in a game.
INJURY UPDATE: Boston's Leandro Barbose goes down with a left knee injury with 11 seconds left in the third quarter. He is carried off the court by a teammate and the team trainer.
Charlotte outscores Boston 33-24 in the quarter to take a 75-72 lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Back-to-back 3-pointers by Jason Terry and Jeff Green gives Boston a 78-77 lead with 9:26 left. Charlotte calls timeout.
INTERESTING NOTE: Of Charlotte's 11 victories, three of them came while leading going into the fourth quarter. Twice, they were tied entering the fourth and the other six were come-from-behind victories.
INJURY UPDATES: Leandro Barbosa (BOS) will not return after suffering a left knee injury.
Despite an early Boston run to start the quarter, a lay up by Gerald Henderson with 3:58 left in the game gives the Bobcats a 85-84 lead.
Jason Terry makes a 3-pointer and Kevin Garnett makes a jumper on back-to-back Boston possessions, pushing the Celtics ahead 89-85 with 2:46 remaining in regulation.
Gerald Henderson hits a 3-pointer with just under a minute left to pull Charlotte within one point, 91-90. Jason Terry misses a trey on the ensuing Boston possession, Mullens records his 17th rebound and the 'Cats call timeout. Setting up an exciting finish.
Ramon Sessions hits a jumper off of a screen by Kemba Walker with 25.7 seconds left to give Charlotte a 92-91 lead.
Kevin Garnett misses a jumper with 16 seconds to go, Byron Mullens records his career-high 18th rebound and Boston's Jason Terry fouls Kemba Walker, who makes 2-of-2 free throws in the clutch.
FINAL SCORE: CHARLOTTE 94, BOSTON 91
Team leaders: Byron Mullens (CHA) 25 points, 18 rebounds
Jeff Green (BOS) 18 points, four rebounds