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              === Bobcats shock streaking Celtics to end skid ===
 
 Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Byron Mullens put forth a monster performance
 of  25 points  and a  career-high 18  rebounds to  help the  Charlotte Bobcats
 knock  the wheels off the Boston Celtics' seven-game roll with a 94-91 victory
 on Monday.
 
 Mullens  connected on  10-of-16 shots from the field -- including 4-for-5 from
 3-point  range --  and Ramon Sessions put  the Bobcats ahead for good with his
 jumper  late,  helping halt  Charlotte's  seven-game  losing streak.  Sessions
 contributed 19 points for the game.
 
 Kemba Walker and Gerald Henderson added 18 and 16 points, respectively, in the
 victory.
 
 Just  a day  removed from  their  thrilling triple-overtime  victory over  the
 Nuggets, the Celtics saw their late four-point advantage whittle away down the
 stretch.
 
 Kevin  Garnett  tallied 16 points  and 13  rebounds while Paul Pierce finished
 with  13  points, eight rebounds  and eight  assists in Boston's first setback
 since Rajon Rondo's season-ending ACL injury on Jan. 25.
 
 "This  was more a  mental (loss) than physical," Garnett said. "It was a tough
 game."
 
 After  two tough fadeways in a row from Garnett, the Celtics held a 91-87 edge
 with  2:14 to go,  but the Bobcats refused to go away as Sessions' jumper with
 25 seconds remaining staked Charlotte to a one-point edge.
 
 Before  Sessions' bucket, Henderson hit a huge 3-pointer to cut the deficit to
 one before Avery Bradley misfired at the other end for Boston.
 
 With  the Celtics trailing  92-91, Garnett got a good look from the left wing,
 but his jumper clanked off the back rim and into the hands of Mullens.
 
 The  Celtics  then fouled  Walker, who  sank a pair  from the  line to put the
 Bobcats ahead by three with 14.8 seconds left.
 
 Pierce  and Bradley both got off shots from 3-point range on the Celtics' last
 possession, but neither could get the ball to fall through the hoop.
 
 "This  was  a good win  for us,  especially with the  Celtics coming in with a
 really good win streak." Mullens said.
 
 The  Bobcats  trailed by six,  48-42, at the  break, but Mullens' strong third
 quarter had Charlotte ahead, 75-72, heading into the fourth.
 
 He  scored 12  points in the period,  knocking down a pair of 3-pointers and a
 tough turnaround jumper near quarter's end.
 
 Boston  had several  two-possession leads  in the  fourth, its  last occurring
 following  Jason  Terry's second  triple of the  quarter and Garnett's 10-foot
 turnaround fadeaway to put the Celtics on top 89-85 with 2:46 to play.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Celtics'  Leandro Barbosa suffered  a left knee injury  at the end of the
 third  quarter and did  not return ... Boston fell to 8-15 on the road ... The
 Bobcats  ended  a four-game skid against  the Celtics ... Jeff Green scored 18
 off  the  bench for  the  Celtics  ... Bismack  Biyombo  had  four blocks  for
 Charlotte.
 
 
 02/12 00:17:21 ET