“Boston Celtics Dominate Charlotte Hornets with Balanced Scoring: A Showcase of Depth and Versatility”

The Boston Celtics asserted their dominance with a convincing 118-104 victory over the Charlotte Hornets, showcasing their depth and versatility on the court. Jayson Tatum and Sam Hauser spearheaded the Celtics’ balanced scoring attack, each contributing 25 points to secure the win. Adding to the offensive onslaught, Kristaps Porzingis provided 20 points, while Derrick White notched 19 points and nine rebounds. Al Horford rounded out the Celtics’ scoring with 15 points.

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Boston Celtics prowess from beyond the arc was evident as they drained an impressive 19 three-pointers, compared to Charlotte’s 39. Hauser, in particular, was lethal from long range, sinking seven triples off the bench. Despite similar three-point shooting percentages, the Celtics’ high volume of attempts proved decisive, launching 53 shots from downtown.

On the opposing side, Miles Bridges led the Hornets with 26 points, supported by Grant Williams’ 23 points and Brandon Miller’s 19 points. Despite dealing with a shoulder injury, Vasilije Micic contributed 13 points and nine assists for Charlotte.

Building upon a halftime lead of 59-53, the Celtics extended their advantage to 16 points in the third quarter and maintained control of the game despite the Hornets’ efforts to close the gap.

Despite missing center Nick Richards due to injury, the Hornets struggled to establish themselves in the paint, being outrebounded 51-40. Additionally, Charlotte’s limited trips to the free-throw line hindered their comeback efforts.

With a successful conclusion to their road trip, finishing with a 4-2 record, the Celtics reaffirmed their status as the NBA’s top team heading into the postseason. Their well-rounded performance showcased their depth, versatility, and ability to rely on perimeter offense and strong defense when needed.

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