Boston Celtics beat Charlotte for 11th consecutive home win

Boston Celtics 105, Charlotte Bobcats 88

BOSTON — Paul Pierce had 14 points, eight assists and six rebounds before sitting out the fourth quarter, and the Boston Celtics won their 11th in a row at home, beating the Charlotte Bobcats 105-88 on Saturday night.


Avery Bradley scored 13 and Courtney Lee had 12 points and five assists as the Celtics beat the Bobcats for the first time in three meetings this season. Two of the Bobcats’ NBA-low 14 wins came against the Celtics, including a 100-74 blowout in Charlotte on Tuesday.

Kevin Garnett sat out with a strained left thigh muscle, but the Celtics had more than enough to overwhelm the Bobcats this time.

Jeff Green and Brandon Bass scored 10 apiece as all five starters were in double figures.

76ERS 98, PACERS 91

In Philadelphia, Spencer Hawes had 18 points and career highs with 16 rebounds and seven blocked shots to lead Philadelphia to a victory over Indiana.

Jrue Holiday added 27 points and 12 assists to help the Sixers win for only the third time in 15 games. While the Sixers are one of the worst road teams in the league, they are 19-17 at home.

The Sixers led by one at the end of the third quarter, then opened the fourth on a 19-4 run to put away the Pacers.


In Washington, Martell Webster scored a career-high 34 points and became Washington’s first 30-point scorer this season in a victory over Phoenix.

John Wall added 17 points and 11 assists as Washington won its fourth in a row at home and third in a row overall while setting its season high in scoring.

Emeka Okafor added 17 points and 10 rebounds as Washington snapped a 10-game losing streak to Phoenix.


In San Antonio, Tim Duncan had 30 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks as the Spurs beat Cleveland.

Kawhi Leonard added 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Spurs. Manu Ginobili had 14 points and 10 assists.

Wayne Ellington came off the bench to lead Cleveland with 21 points. Marreese Speights had 19 points, seven rebounds and four blocks, also off the bench.