CHARLOTTE — With tough back to back games for Charlotte losing to the Brooklyn Nets Tuesday amid Kyrie’s 50 points— tonight, they also lose to the Boston Celtics 115-101.
Jayson Tatum continuing his hot streak coming off his 54 point win—he puts up 44 tonight. Scoring a lot of fast break points early in the game. But it was the shooting from deep in the fourth quarter that secured the win.
Jaylen Brown had a rough shooting night ending with 15 points. He shot one for eight from deep. But Robert Williams and Al Horford each put up a double double in their own right which contributed to the rebound battle.
The game was tight for all three quarters—the Celtics leading for most of it. Going into halftime, the score was 52-48 Boston’s way.
The score was close for the entire third—that’s when Jayson Tatum began closing the game out. He hit back to back three’s. The lead once hitting 21 points but the Hornets fought back. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to bring the game back to a reachable goal. The C’s fended off Charlotte by hitting big three’s, giving the ball to Tatum and running the floor.
For Charlotte, they struggled offensively with Gordon Hayward out (ankle) of the lineup. LaMelo Ball only put up 15 points but turned the ball over six times. P.J. Washington had a few highlights but finished with 17.
Neither teams shot well from deep as a unit and both turned the ball over more than they’d like. The only difference was Tatum closing the game out. Which is now seeming like a reoccurring theme for this Celtics team as they start a new winning streak post all-star break.
Celtics will face-off the Detroit Pistons tomorrow night at home.