NBA: Boston 108, Charlotte 90

Dec. 1, 2009 at 10:39 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Ray Allen scored 27 points and Kendrick Perkins added 21, Tuesday, pacing the Boston Celtics to a 108-90 victory over Charlotte.

Perkins also grabbed 12 rebounds as the Celtics ran their winning streak to five straight games. Kevin Garnett added 16 points, including four during a 9-2, first-quarter run that put Boston up 27-12.

The Celtics never looked back and won for the 15th time in 20 games against the Bobcats.

Allen hit a 3-pointer at the first-half buzzer, pushing the Celtics to a hefty 62-39 lead going into the locker room.

Charlotte's four-game winning streak was snapped by the loss. The Bobcats were led by Nazr Mohammed's 16 points, while Raymond Felton had 14 and Boris Diaw 13 in the loss.

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