What a difference a week makes. The Celtics were all doom and gloom following their fourth quarter let down to those pesky Cleveland Cavaliers. Flash forward a few games and the Celtics are once again riding a significant winning streak.
Enter the Charlotte Bobcats.
The Bobcats enter tonight’s match-up with an 11-game losing streak and a 3-21 record on the season. Usually, this would be an easy night for the C’s, but given the current state of the NBA and the past history with the Bobcats, no game is a sure thing.
All-time, the Celtics are 18-7 against the Bobcats. Last season, the teams split the season series at two games a piece.
Celtics versus Bobcats Records:
All-Time Record vs. Charlotte: 18-7 (.720)
Largest Celtics Win: 33 points, 92-59 (10/28/09)
All-Time Home Record: 10-3 (.769)
Largest Bobcats Win: 12 points, 95-83 (1/9/08)
All-Time Road Record: 8-4 (.667)
Single Game Celtic High Scorer: Paul Pierce/Wally Szczerbiak – 35 pts (11/8/06)
Current Streak: Two Bobcats Wins
Single Game Bobcats High Scorer: Jason Richardson – 34 pts (1/9/08)
Current Streak at Home: One Bobcats Win
Longest Celtic Win Streak: 4 games (twice; most recent: 4/1/09 – 1/14/11)
Current Streak on Road: One Bobcats Win
Longest Bobcats Win Streak: 2 game (2/7/11 – current)
On the connection front, the connections run deep:
D.J. Augustin and Avery Bradley both attended the University of Texas.
DeSagana Diop and Rajon Rondo attended Oak Hill Academy.
DeSagana Diop and Sasha Pavlovic were teammates on the 2004-05 Cleveland Cavaliers.
Ray Allen and Kemba Walker both attended the University of Connecticut.
Keyon Dooling and Corey Maggette were teammates on the LA Clippers from 2000-04. They also were teammates in Milwaukee during 2010-11.
Melvin Ely, Maggette, Dooling and Chris Wilcox were all teammates on the LA Clippers from 2002-04.
Wilcox and Maggette were teammates on the Clippers from 2002-05.
Brandon Bass and DeSagana Diop were teammates in Dallas from 2007-09.
Bass and Matt Carroll were teammates in Dallas during the 2008-09 season.
Corey Maggette played for Doc Rivers in Orlando during the 1999-2000 season.
Chris Wilcox and D.J. White were teammates in Oklahoma City during the 2008-09 season.