Boston Celtics Defeat Charlotte Bobcats with a Solid Bench Effort

By Juan Pablo Aravena
Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Putting all their efforts in their rebuilding process, the Boston Celtics need all the wins they can get this season.

After analyzing their performance against the Charlotte Bobcats at the Time Warner Cable Arena, it’s clear the most important thing for the franchise is the development of their players instead of the final results.

Even though the Celtics won the game by a 96-86 score in a game that was much closer than expected, there are plenty of positives for the team going forward. The performance of Jeff Green was very encouraging as well as the emergence of Jordan Crawford, who is quickly becoming a reliable option on both sides of the court.

Nothing is bigger, however, than their bench play. The Celtics second-unit is slowly becoming a more-than-serviceable option to rest the starters and today they were very strong, notching 39 points led by Courtney Lee and Gerald Wallace.

There are still some things to fix aside the lack of talent, like the inconsistencies suffered during a single game. The Celtics lost the first and third periods by seven points but answered it by winning the second with a 16-point margin and the fourth by eight points. That level of play against better teams will surely end up in losses so they need to tighten things up from start to finish.

As long as the team can keep showing improvements throughout the year, the Celtics will be just fine. They have good young players to start a rebuilding process the right way.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google

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