Celtics Fall Short At Charlotte

Bobcats keep Allen from record, beat Celtics 94-89

By MIKE CRANSTON
AP Sports Writer
      CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Gerald Wallace scored 19 points,
including the clinching free throws with 3 seconds left, and the
Charlotte Bobcats overcame top scorer Stephen Jackson's ejection to
beat the short-handed Boston Celtics 94-89 on Monday night.
      Shaun Livingston added a season-high 18 points, little-used
Eduardo Najera had a key 3-pointer late, and the Bobcats snapped
six-game losing streak to Boston in a testy game that included five
technical fouls and yet another emotional outburst by Jackson.
      Ray Allen scored 25 points and hit two 3-pointers, leaving 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, who dressed only 10 players.
      
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