Celtics denied fifth straight win, fall to Bobcats

The Celtics were going for their fifth straight win Wednesday night at TD Garden, but the Charlotte Bobcats, led by former Celtic Al Jefferson had other ideas as they took down the Celtics 89-83. The Celtics gave it all they had to get back in the game in the fourth quarter, getting it down to two with 30 seconds left, but couldn’t get the tying basket.

Jeff Green led the Celtics with 19 points, followed by Jordan Crawford with 16. Off the bench, Gerald Wallace and Courtney Lee finished in double figures with 10 points apiece in the loss. Rookie Kelly Olynyk continued to dominate the boards, pulling down 11 in the losing effort and Victor Faverani also controlled the glass off the bench finishing with nine rebounds of his own.

The Bobcats were led by Jefferson as he recorded a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds. They had five players finish in double figures, including three of the five starters.

The Celtics will return to action Friday night (7:30, CSNNE) back at TD Garden where they will play host to the Portland Trailblazers.

What they’ll be saying: The Celtics were without Jared Sullinger who was out with a right knee injury, but it’s hard to say if he would have been the difference in the game. In the loss the home team only shot 38 percent from the floor, while turning the ball over 15 times. Despite the loss, the game showed the overall attitude of the team this season as the team never gave up as they battled to the final whistle and gave themselves a chance in the last minute, despite starting the fourth quarter down by seven.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Is #JusticeForAvaLynn a case of bullying?

On Saturday, the hashtag #JusticeForAvaLynn became one of the trending topics on Twitter. Users circulated the above photo of 5-year-old AvaLynn, posted by her mother…

International

Terrorism could spread to US and Europe in…

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah said terrorism would soon spread to Europe and the United States unless it is quickly dealt with in the Middle East,…

National

Ex-Bitcoin official to plead guilty to Silk Road…

Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem has reached a plea deal to resolve U.S. charges that he engaged in a scheme to sell over $1 million of…

International

China's army changes tactics to prepare for war…

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said China will spur military innovation and called on the army to create a new strategy for "information warfare" as…

Gossip

Joan Rivers on life support: Report

TMZ reports that comedian Joan Rivers has been placed on life support, "completely reliant on machines to stay alive." Rivers has been hospitalized since she…

Movies

What's new on Netflix in September

September has a supernatural theme for Netflix. UFO "documentaries" and the survivalist reality series "Doomsday Preppers" are among the new series coming to the online…

Going Out

'Friends' coffeehouse Central Perk coming to NYC —…

"Friends" is coming back for a one-off special: "The One with the Free Coffee." Warner Bros. is bringing a pop-up replica of Central Perk, the…

Movies

Interview: 'As Above, So Below' directors: 5 ways…

The fraternal directors of the found footage horror "As Above, So Below" dish on the best ways to frighten the bejesus out of audiences.

NFL

3 things we learned in the Giants preseason…

The final score didn’t matter — a 16-13 win by the Giants — but it would’ve been nice to finally see Big Blue’s new-look offense get on track.

NFL

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots, 49ers start…

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots start at top

U.S. Soccer

5 facts about new England captain Wayne Rooney

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was named as the new England captain by coach Roy Hodgson on Thursday.

NFL

Jets vs. Eagles: 3 things to watch

A win on Thursday night at the Eagles would give the Jets a 3-1 record and just their second winning preseason under head coach Rex Ryan.

Wellbeing

VIDEO: Still not wearing sunscreen? You will after…

Sunscreen is possibly the most often repeated - and ignored - piece of skincare advice. But Thomas Leveritt took a different tactic. With a short…

Food

Twitter used to track down sources of food…

When Chicago health officials saw Twitter users complaining about local food poisoning episodes, they reached out on Twitter to those users and often ended up…

Style

Trend: White hot on the 2014 Emmy's red…

White was one of the big trends on the Emmy's red carpet.

Food

Recipe: Samuel Adams beer-marinated grilled shrimp

Summer calls for two things: a cold beer and light food. Sam Adams' Latitude 48 IPA fairly bursts with citrus notes, making it an ideal marinade…