The Observer News Enterprise is live at Time Warner Cable Arena for an NBA match up between the Charlotte Bobcats (13-50) and the Boston Celtics (34-28).
Starting line ups
G Kemba Walker
G Gerald Henderson
C Bismack Biyombo
F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
F Josh McRoberts
G Courtney Lee
G Avery Bradley
C Kevin Garnett
F Paul Pierce
F Brandon Bass
Fab Melo, Rajon Rondo, Jared Sullinger
The Bobcats pull ahead 8-2, but Boston quickly comes back with a flurry of scoring to knot the game at 8-8. At the first TV timeout, Charlotte has pulled back ahead, 12-8.
Celtics make another 6-0 run to take a 14-12 lead. Chris Wilcox given a personal and technical foul for a hard foul on Gerald Henderson. Celtics lead 16-14 at the second TV timeout.
After the first quarter, Charlotte trails 20-19. Gerald Henderson with another quick start for the Bobcats, scoring 11 points in the opening quarter.
PIERCE OUT: Paul Pierce is sitting out tonight's game to get rest.
With 8:45 left in the first half, the Charlotte Bobcats are tied 25-25 with the Boston Celtics.
Another TV timeout, and the Bobcats are still tied with the Celtics - this time its 32-32. Pretty competitive game between both teams so far.
Charlotte calls timeout with 9.3 seconds left in the first half. The 'Cats lead 47-46.
Charlotte's Gerald Henderson hits a jump shot as time expires. The play is reviewed and upheld. The Bobcats carry a three-point lead into halftime.
HALFTIME: CHARLOTTE 49, BOSTON 46
Leading scorers: Gerald Henderson (CHA) 21 points
Jeff Green/Jordan Crawford (BOS) 9 points each
The Bobcats go on a 7-0 run to take their biggest lead of the game. Josh McRoberts with five of those seven points. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's jumper makes it a 61-49 Charlotte lead, forcing Boston to call timeout.
CAREER MILESTONE: Gerald Henderson nearing his career high of 32 points. He has scored 29 through the first 2.5 quarters of play.
With 2:51 left in the third quarter, Boston leads Charlotte 71-59.
INJURY REPORT: Byron Mullens has a lower back strain. His return is questionable.
At the end of three quarters, Charlotte has surged ahead of Boston, 76-61. Gerald Henderson is one point from surpassing his career high in points. He has scored 31 through three quarters.
Charlotte leading 83-65 with 8:25 left in the game. Bobcats started the quarter on a 7-2 run.
Gerald Henderson sets his new career high (33) with a pair of free throws at the 7:36 mark of the fourth quarter.
A alley oop dunk from Ben Gordon to Josh McRoberts sends the crowd at Time Warner Cable Arena into a frenzy. On the next trip down the court, Gerald Henderson is called for a offensive foul, argues the call and is issued a technical foul. With 5:47 left in the game, Charlotte leads 89-67.
Charlotte in complete control. The Bobcats' lead has been on or near 20 points for the entire second half. Kemba Walker and Gerald Henderson both exit the court. Henderson leaves the game with 35 points. Bobcats ahead 100-74 with 32.9 seconds left.
FINAL SCORE: CHARLOTTE 100, BOSTON 74
Team leaders: Gerald Henderson (CHA) 35 points, three assists
Jeff Green/Jordan Crawford (BOS) 14 points each