Hornets 80, Celtics 79 FG FT

BOST Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS

Walker 40 8-19 5-6 0-4 3 4 25

Pierce 39 3-19 5-6 0-4 4 3 12

Blount 18 0-1 0-0 1-5 0 3 0

RBrown 22 2-4 0-0 0-3 3 3 4

Stith 33 1-10 2-2 2-9 4 0 4

Potapenko 30 6-7 4-4 3-10 0 1 16

EWilliams 24 3-9 0-0 0-4 1 3 7

Palacio 26 4-7 3-3 0-3 4 2 11

Battie 7 0-1 0-0 1-3 0 0 0

McCarty 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0

Totals 240 27-77 19-21 7-45 19 20 79

Percentages: FG .351, FT .905. 3-Point Goals: 6-24, .250 (Walker 4-9, E.Williams 1-3, Pierce 1-6, Stith 0-6). Team Rebounds: 2. Blocked Shots: 4 (R.Brown, Pierce, Potapenko, Blount). Turnovers: 13 (Potapenko 4, R.Brown 2, Palacio 2, Walker, Battie, Pierce, Blount, Stith). Steals: 9 (E.Williams 2, Blount 2, Walker, Battie, Pierce, Stith, Palacio). Technical Fouls: Illegal Defense, 10:41 second; Blount, 9:04 third; R.Brown, 7:58 third. Illegal Defense: 1. FG FT

CHAR Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS

Mashburn 38 3-15 2-6 0-7 8 0 8

PBrown 35 2-5 2-2 4-12 1 2 6

Campbell 30 5-11 0-2 2-12 2 2 10

Davis 37 3-8 6-9 1-7 5 3 12

Wesley 38 8-20 3-3 1-3 5 3 21

Magloire 18 4-5 0-0 1-7 0 3 8

Recasner 11 1-5 0-0 0-0 1 2 3

Thorpe 13 1-2 2-2 1-2 1 2 4

Robinson 17 4-8 0-0 0-1 1 1 8

HHawkins 3 0-0 0-1 0-1 1 0 0

Totals 240 31-79 15-25 10-52 25 18 80

Percentages: FG .392, FT .600. 3-Point Goals: 3-12, .250 (Wesley 2-6, Recasner 1-1, Campbell 0-1, Mashburn 0-2, Davis 0-2). Team Rebounds: 11. Blocked Shots: 5 (Campbell 2, Recasner, Davis, Magloire). Turnovers: 11 (Wesley 3, Campbell 2, Davis 2, Mashburn, Recasner, H.Hawkins, Magloire). Steals: 8 (Davis 5, Mashburn, Wesley, P.Brown). Technical Fouls: Mashburn, 4:55 second; Davis, 3:31 second; Campbell, 9:04 third. Illegal Defense: None. Boston 13 28 17 21 79

Charlotte 20 15 20 25 80

A—15,103 (19,925). T—2:11. Officials—Joe Crawford, Nolan Fine, Michael Smith.