Monday, February 11, 2013
Charlotte Bobcats End Boston Celtics Win Streak
When the Boston Celtics lost Rajon Rondo for the season the expectations for the Boys from Bean Town became a lot lower. Losing such an integral part of their offense was thought to be too much for them to overcome.
Then they went on a seven game winning streak and moved into the No. 7 spot in the Eastern Conference. With the Charlotte Bobcats on deck that winning streak was almost guaranteed to go hit eight in a row.
As bad as the Bobcat are they do have some talented players on their roster that are capable of playing some tremendous basketball. The only problem is that they are young and raw with a long way to go before they can be a consistent competitor.
Their game against the Celtics Monday night was one where everything came together. Byron Mullens was a man possessed for the Bobcats scoring 25 points and pulling down 18 boards. Kemba Walker had 18 and Ramon Session had 19 including the go-ahead shot with 25.7 second to go.
Just in case losing to the NBA's bottom feeder wasn't bad enough, the Celtics appear to be in danger of losing another player, reserve guard Leandro Barbosa. Late in the third he went down with a knee injury that was bad enough that he had to be carried to the locker room.
The win ended a streak for the Bobcats as well as the Celtics. Charlotte had been on a seven game skid. With the win they have just 12 wins on the year, three fewer then the Orlando Magic and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Who knows...maybe this time they can get the No. 1 pick...