The Boston Celtics will be at Time Warner Cable Arena to face the Charlotte Bobcats. The Bobcats have been relatively average to start the year, entering today's game with a record of 7-7. On the other hand, the visiting Celtics are below .500 on the year, entering today's game with a 5-10 record. This game will begin at 7:00 pm EST and CSN-NE and SportSouth will be providing coverage of the contest.
The Bobcats come into today's game on a high note after dominating the Bucks, 96-72. With 19 points, Al Jefferson was the leading scorer for the Charlotte. Meanwhile, the Celtics are coming off a win over the Hawks, 94-87. Brandon Bass led the team in scoring by registering 17 points. This will be the second matchup of the season between these two teams, with the Bobcats taking the first game, 89-83. With a double-double in that game, Al Jefferson played a big role with 22 points and 11 rebounds.
Based on each team's statistical profile, ball protection could play an integral role in this matchup. Charlotte commits the fifth-fewest miscues in the NBA (TO% of 13.8%), while Boston's disruptive defense forces the most (opponents' TO% of 237.3%).