That was basketball. That was why fans show up at Time Warner Cable Arena, even if many wore Boston green.
The Charlotte Bobcats rallied late, were as tough as they had to be, and beat Boston 94-91.
Byron Mullens scored 25 points and grabbed 18 rebounds. Ramon Sessions scored 19, Kemba Walker 18 and Gerald Henderson 16.
Fans initially were pro-Boston and remained pro-Boston until a Bismack Biyombo dunk fourth quarter dunk reminded fans where they were. The "Let's Go Bobcats" chant was booed, but filled the gym.
It was back and forth between the teams and the crowd, great entertainment and a signature victory.