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Monday, November 25th (All times Eastern)

Boston Celtics (5-10) at Charlotte Bobcats (7-7), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Celtics halted a six-game slide and will try to carry that momentum into a road tilt with the Charlotte Bobcats Monday night.

Boston knocked off the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta on Saturday night, 94-87. The C's were down 11 with 9:30 to go, but Boston outscored Atlanta 30-13 in the fourth quarter, limiting the Hawks to 21.7 percent from the field (5-of-23). Atlanta managed just two field goals in the frame since Mike Scott hit a trey at the 9:30 mark.

"We rallied, made big plays," said Boston head coach Brad Stevens. "Our guys did a pretty good job of making big plays for themselves."

Brandon Bass paced Boston with 17 points, followed by 16 from Jeff Green. Jared Sullinger managed 15 points and both Avery Bradley and Jordan Crawford chipped in 12. Crawford also handed out 10 assists. Vitor Faverani managed 11 off the bench.

Saturday's victory was the Celtics first since a Nov. 11 win at home over the Orlando Magic. It's been a series of runs this season for Boston with four straight losses to open the campaign, then four consecutive wins, followed by the six-game slide.

"I think we've learned from that," said Crawford. "I think today we finally pushed through. We learned a little bit about ourselves. We learned that if we just stick together, we'll be alright."

Monday's bout with the Bobcats will complete a short two-game road trip.

Charlotte has wavered around .500 all season and got back to that mark with a 96-72 road victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.

The Bobcats really broke the game open in the third quarter in Milwaukee. They were seven ahead, but took the third quarter, 28-12, to go 23 clear with 12 minutes to go.

Al Jefferson led the way for the Bobcats with 19 points, as four other Charlotte players scored in double figures.

The Bobcats held the Bucks to 35 percent shooting from the field and kept their own turnovers to a manageable number of 16.

"I thought our defense was pretty good to start and pretty consistent the whole game," Bobcats coach Steve Clifford said.

Charlotte, which announced it will return to the purple and teal colors when the team once again becomes the Hornets next season, begins a three-game homestand Monday.

The Bobcats beat the Celtics, 89-83 in Boston on Nov. 13 and have taken three of the last four meetings. Charlotte has won two in a row at home in this series.

11/25 10:26:24 ET

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Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
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NYR 1
CAR 0
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TOR 118
NYK 108
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CLE 105
MEM 91
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MIA 100
BOS 84
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BRK 110
DET 105
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SAC 108
LAL 101
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ORL 88
PHI 96
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WAS 92
PHO 104
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MIN 96
IND 100
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OKC 99
NOP 101
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UVA 76
HARV 27
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BGU 68
FERST 82
 
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ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
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CLST 69
USF 65
 
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CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
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UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
Final
RAD 74
CORN 61
 
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UNT 62
CREI 58
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CAN 67
HC 48
 
Final
USB 67
GHND 52
 
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OKST 64
MD 73
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WINT 100
REIN 72
 
Final
UGST 68
SMISS 55
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NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
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STLU 58
VERM 55
 
Final
UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
Final
DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
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SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
Final
HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
Final
SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
Final
BC 71
USC 75
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NICST 64
TROY 65
 
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BRAD 47
UCI 55
 
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UGA 65
SHU 47
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ALA 60
APP 59
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KSU 53
NDST 52
 
Final
WASU 82
SJST 53
2nd
UTEP 51
ALCOR 17
 
1st
SEAT 23
SACST 14
 
Final
DET 1
COL 2
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EDM 5
DAL 6
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BOS 4
BUF 3
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NYR 1
CAR 0
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CHI 4
TOR 0
2nd
WIN 3
PHI 1
 
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NOS 14
ATL 30
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HOU 25
BAL 13
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CAR 17
CLE 13
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CHI 14
DET 20
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TAM 3
GBP 20
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PIT 20
KAN 12
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MIA 37
MIN 35
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NYJ 16
NEP 17
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STL 27
NYG 37
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OAK 26
BUF 24
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DAL 42
IND 7
3rd
ARI 3
SEA 14