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Al Jefferson shot 6-of-9 first half. Rest of Bobcats: 9-of-30. That's good a reason as any why they trail shorthanded Hawks by six.
Little kid was semi-run over in sideline scramble for the ball. He's fine now. Think he's enjoying the attention, too.
Third foul for Josh McRoberts. Cody Zeller has two. So Anthony Tolliver in at power forward.
End of first: Bobcats 26, Hawks 24.
Big Al with his double-figure first quarter again.
Wizards lead the Heat by 20.
Al Jefferson 4-of-4. Rest of Bobcats 2-of-6.
As best I can tell, Kemba Walker is moving fine.
Kemba Walker (groin injury) got through shootaround fine and is expected to play versus Hawks tonight.
The Hawks can't move above the eighth seed, so they have nothing tangible to play for tonight versus Bobcats.
Starters Paul Millsap, Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll all sitting tonight for the Atlanta Hawks.
Steph Curry 47 points
Final: Bobcats 111, 76ers 105. Al Jefferson wih 29 points and 12 rebounds.
Washington beat the Bucks.
Hawks lead Heat by 9 in ATL. Hawks win eliminates Knicks from playoff contention.
Ridnour two assists short of a double-double.
Lead was 16, now down to seven. So Big Al back in the game.
Holding this lead means the Bobcats would finish .500 or better for second time in franchise history.
Wizards beating the Bucks by 17.
End of third: Bobcats 87, Sixers 78.
Bobcats now have 50 points in the paint.
So I guess this is the Rufus curtain call.
Jefferson is at 27 points and 7 rebounds in 27 minutes played.
These "MVP" chants getting louder for Big Al.
Luke Ridnour with 10 points (on 4-of-6 shooting) and six assists.
Al Jefferson didn't get his first technical this season until Jan. 24, but that was his fifth.
Sudden rash of turnovers by the Sixers.
Luke Ridnour gives Bobcats back the lead on back-to-back jump shots.
Big cheer here when Bobcats show Gerald Wallace' s All-Star appearance. He's still the only Bobcat to have made it.
Halftime: Sixers 59, Bobcats 56.
Al Jefferson -- 21 points off 10-of-13 shooting.
Byron Mullens with 11 points off the bench for the Sixers, who lead by 3. Bobcats have 6 turnovers, Sixers 1.
Michael Carter-Williams strips Big Al for a run-out. Sixers lead 48-45.
As you would imagine, Steve Clifford looked real animated in that timeout. Sixers shooting 56 percent.
Bobcats letting a bad team shoot 50 percent from the field.
Bobcats shot 13-of-19 that first quarter.
End of first: Bobcats 26, 76ers 24. Al Jefferson 7-of-9 for 14 points.
Big Al crouches under the basket. Michael Carter-Williams vaults over him entirely. Al just waits, puts in the layup.
Byron Mullens attempting to guard Al Jefferson. Oh, my.
Henry Sims is in the torture chamber.
Nice connection between Luke Ridnour and Al Jefferson. Henry Sims is in for a rough night.
Luke Ridnour's second start. Curious whether he's assigned to guard Michael Carter-Willams or James Anderson.
Al Jefferson getting his East Player of the Month award at mid-court. Nice ovation from the crowd.
No Kemba Walker again tonight.
Last night Timberwolves' Corey Brewer scored 51. Or in Bobcats' terminology "A month of Biz."
I'm not as big on standings-watching as some of you, but you know what tonight did? It made game vs. Bulls key for 1 or both teams.
It says far too much about difference in conferences that Bobcats clinched a playoff berth before Warriors.
The night the East standings went kablooey.
"Great lesson: If we don't play the way we're supposed to play, we'll get out (butts) kicked." -- Al Jefferson.
Final: Celtics 106, Bobcats 103. Bobcats gave up control of sixth in the East. It's the Wizards to control now.
Celtics' Bayless has a right knee sprain. Will not return.
McRoberts' 10th assist, to Gerald Henderson, for a 20-foot jumper and a tie game.
Josh McRoberts' ninth assist of the night -- gorgeous little one-handed job to Al Jefferson in traffic.
Celtics lead down to seven. This team is quite adept at blowing fourth-quarter leads.
Washington beating Orlando by 10 with 1 1/2 minutes left.
Knicks lead Toronto by seven. NY really needs that game.
End of third: Celtics 84, Bobcats 75. Wizards up four at Orlando with seven minutes left.
Anthony Tolliver technical. You don't anticipate that.
Pistons lead the Bulls by 18 in Chicago at halftime.
Jared Sullinger has a minor ankle sprain. Being re-taped. Sounds like it's likely he'll return.
Bobcats don't have anyone who can guard Jeff Green right now.
Now four fouls on Gerald Henderson and MKG. Bobcats running out of wings who can guard.
Some guy just asked a girl to be his prom date via the Garden scoreboard. Like that better than timeout marriage proposals.
This is sure not the Bobcats defense Brad Stevens was gushing about pre-game.
Bobcats letting Gerald Henderson play with four fouls.
Jeff Green is one tough matchup for MKG. That iso looked too easy.
Halftime: Celtics 57, Bobcats 55. Methinks the playoff team is quite fortunate Rondo was a late scratch.
Pistons are up 10 in Chicago.
I'm thinking Gary Neal really enjoyed Brandon Bass switching off on him.
Tie game, folks.
Third foul against Gerald Henderson ends his first half.
Al Jefferson with an open-court strip of Jeff Green. Maybe Big Al as the fill-in point guard?
Bobcats pull ahead by nine. For those of you engaged by the Ridnour-Pargo debate (many based on tweets), lead was built with Pargo.
End of first: Bobcats 29, Celtics 28.
Celtics take a lot of bad shots early in possessions. Those teams tend not to win.
Big Al has 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting. He must have heard I voted him 2nd team All-NBA.
Celtics better get Jared Sullinger some help or Al Jefferson is going to stomp on him Godzilla-style.
Nothing says NBA amazing like this Luke-Ridnour-Phil Pressey showdown.
Gerald Wallace in street clothes. but still in pre-game huddle with Celtics.
Celtics crowds gave Al Jefferson a big hand. He started out his NBA career in Boston.
Rajon Rondo will NOT play tonight for Celtics. Left shin bruise.
No Kemba tonight. Maybe tomorrow. Ridnour starting.
Kris Humphries (knee tendinitis) will play tonight for Celtics tonight.
Tomorrow vs. 76ers is Bobcats' fan appreciation night. T-shirts to 1st 10K thru the doors, prize giveaways.
Interesting stat on Bobcats-76ers games: The Bobcats have made more free throws (61) than the Sixers have attempted (59).
Bobcats' last regular-season home game versus Bulls is now a 7 p.m. tipoff.
I'd be surprised if Kemba plays tonight. So close to playoffs, his health is more important than toughing through a regular-season game.
Kemba Walker is questionable for Celtics game tonight with a sore groin. He suffered the injury late in the Wizards game.
RealGM says Pelicans are going to sign ex-Bobcat James Southerland.