Celtics Hold Off Bobcats

(Charlotte, NC) -- The Celtics beat the Bobcats, 96-86, keyed by a 33-point second quarter. Jordan Crawford led the way with 21 points, five assists and four rebounds. Crawford drained four three-pointers. Brandon Bass added 16 points, while Gerald Wallace put up 17 off the bench. Boston improved to 6-and-10. Kemba Walker scored a game-high 28 points with six boards and five helpers in the loss. Gerald Henderson chipped in 20 points and Al Jefferson was the only other Charlotte player in double figures with 14. The Bobcats are 7-and-8.
Celtics guard Jordan Crawford says the reserves stepped up.
Celtics head coach Brad Stevens says the quick start to the fourth quarter helped them grab the win.
Bobcats head coach Steve Clifford says they had their ups and downs.
Bobcats center Al Jefferson says the start of the fourth quarter was the difference.
Bobcats center Al Jefferson says he isn't sure why they haven't played better in front of their fans.