Ray Allen caught fire with 27 points, hitting five of six from downtown as the Boston Celtics went on to defeat the Charlotte Bobcats 108-90 last night at Time Warner Cable Arena. The Celtics are starting to look like the premier team people witnessed during the seasons initial games when they started out at 6-0. Celtics head coach Doc Rivers saw Allen as yesterday’s clear MVP choice, saying “Ray made shots early. When your shooter makes shots, the floor opens a little bit more for you. It opened up our low-post game.”
The C’s were in control from the jump, walking into the locker room with a 23 point lead at the half. Charlotte won the remaining two quarters despite their lack of success early on. “You could have taken five people from the stands and they’d have run their stuff and I think it would have been just as competitive,” said Bobcats coach Larry Brown. “It was like the varsity against the JV.”
Paul Pierce and Kendrick Perkins contributed with 21 and 16 to cover the majority of the scoring behind Allen. During the post-game conference Gerald Wallace said “I think even Doc Rivers had 12 points.” Boston is scheduled to matchup with the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, December 3rd.
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