February 7, 2011
Gerald Wallace scored 19 points and hit the clinching free throws with 3 seconds left, and the Charlotte Bobcats overcame top scorer Stephen Jackson’s ejection to stun the Boston Celtics 94-89 in Charlotte. “This is a wonderful victory for us,” coach Paul Silas said.
Jackson was sent to the locker room with 1:38 left in the second quarter, hit with consecutive technicals when he wouldn’t stop complaining about being called for a foul on Garnett. “He just kept talking and talking and talking, and of course they gave him the ejection,” Silas said. “I have to commend the guys, though. Once he went out our guys stepped up.”
Ray Allen scored 25 points, but attempted and hit only two 3-pointers to leave him two shy of breaking Reggie Miller’s NBA career record of 2,560. Paul Pierce added 22 points and Kevin Garnett grabbed 14 rebounds for the Celtics.