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Wednesday, November 13th (All times Eastern)

Charlotte Bobcats (3-4) at Boston Celtics (4-4), 7:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Celtics are rolling and will resume a three- game homestand Wednesday versus the Charlotte Bobcats at TD Garden.

The Celtics have won four in a row since an 0-4 start and opened their homestand with a 120-105 victory over the Orlando Magic on Monday.

Avery Bradley led seven Celtics in double figures with 24 points, while Jordan Crawford totaled 16 points and 10 assists. Rookie Kelly Olynyk added 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting and reserves Jared Sullinger and Courtney Lee chipped in 14 and 12 points, respectively.

"We've made good strides, we've made the right strides, but we have a long way to go and there's a lot of things to improve," Celtics first-year head coach Brad Stevens said.

Boston will also host Portland on this homestand.

Charlotte has dropped two in a row since winning back-to-back games and will play Boston and Cleveland on the road.

In Monday's 103-94 loss versus Atlanta in the finale of a three-game homestand (1-2), Al Jefferson returned to the lineup after missing the last five games with an ankle sprain and scored 10 points in 27 minutes.

Josh McRoberts had a team-high 19 points on 5-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc for Charlotte. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added 16 points in the loss.

"We had a solid first half. Came out in the third quarter with absolutely nothing, disorganized at both ends of the floor and that was the difference in the game," said Bobcats coach Steve Clifford on his team's performance coming out of halftime.

Clifford returned to the bench on Monday night after missing Friday's game against the New York Knicks. He had a procedure which placed two stents in his heart.

Clifford complained of chest pains Thursday night and checked into the hospital. The procedure occurred on Friday and Patrick Ewing took Clifford's spot in the loss to his former squad.

Charlotte and Boston split four meetings last season. The Celtics have won five of seven and 14 of the last 19 matchups in this series.

The Bobcats have dropped three straight, eight of nine and 13 of the 16 meetings in Beantown.

11/13 10:45:37 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
2nd
PHI 37
CHA 50
 
2nd
PHI 37
CHA 50
 
2nd
ORL 33
UTA 38
 
1st
CLE 7
BRK 16
 
1st
BOS 12
MIN 13
 
1st
DET 13
TOR 8
 
1st
MIA 12
WAS 11
 
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MEM
CHI
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SAN
POR
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DEN
LAC
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LAL
OKC
Final
YOUNG 92
WILB 71
 
Final
TULA 56
JST 49
 
2nd
RAD 63
SIENA 52
 
Half
BUCK 38
CASEWEST 36
 
1st
LIB 51
CPNC 35
 
Half
SCAR 28
CLEM 30
 
Half
CMICH 51
CONC 28
 
1st
MIAMI 25
EKENT 25
 
Half
GWEBB 52
HIWASSEE 34
 
Half
ODU 31
MDES 26
 
1st
BUF 30
NIAG 26
 
1st
KSU 31
NCAT 25
 
Half
FAM 21
UNF 38
 
Half
NORST 38
NARZ 20
 
Half
DART 33
NILL 19
 
1st
MORE 27
NKENTUCKY 49
 
Half
UCSB 34
SDCHR 18
 
1st
STJ 13
GAELS 24
 
1st
ALA 30
STILL 16
 
1st
HAMP 26
TENST 24
 
Half
TENN 26
TENT 32
 
Half
WMARY 46
WSHMD 16
 
1st
MERC 14
COOK 2
 
1st
FLGC 12
FUR 12
 
1st
CALST 13
SDKST 15
 
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MTST
CHAT
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NDAK
DICKINSON
 
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LAMON
LSUALEX
 
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LIP
 
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LAM
MLGN
 
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MINN
SEAT
 
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LOYC
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SILL
NO
 
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COLST
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CAL
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ARZ
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1st Intermission
NJD 2
TAM 0
 
1st
OTT 1
ANA 0
 
1st
DET 0
NYI 0
 
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WIN
BOS
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CAL
DAL