Charlotte (USA), Apr 25 (EFE) .- The Charlotte Hornets defeated the Boston Celtics 125-104 this Sunday with a festival from point guard Devonte Graham, who contributed 24 points and nine assists, and the power forward PJ Washington, who added a double-double of 22 points with 12 rebounds.
Guard Terry Rozier also finished with another double-double of 21 points and 11 assists, and forward Miles Bridges remained effective on the field goal to score 20 points.
The Hornets’ good teamwork allowed them to retaliate for a 30-point loss to the Celtics earlier this season and came within a game and a half of Boston in the fight for sixth place in the Eastern Conference.
The Hornets have been using a short man lineup with Washington starting at center and it seems to be working, depending on the matchup.
The team’s five starters each had at least 13 points and combined for 33 assists.
Former Hornets franchise guard Kemba Walker and guard Jaylen Brown had 20 points and power forward Jayson Tatum had a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Celtics, who have lost two consecutive games after winning. seven of his previous eight.
The Celtics didn’t have their best shooting inspiration, hitting just 39 percent of their field goals.
The Hornets were able to hit 10 of 12 shots to start the game, including 6 of 7 3-pointers that gave them a partial 26-12 lead.
Charlotte moved the ball well and finished with a season-high 39 assists while playing aggressive defense, as well as outscoring the Celtics 46-36 in the paint.
The Hornets starters were combined with 12 3s of 18 attempts in the first half of the game, which was when it was defined.
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