Mark Murphy

How soon do the Hornets resort to hack-a-Crash?

Adam Himmelsbach

Isaiah Thomas takes another fall--this one on his stomach. Bounces right back up. Seconds later drains a 3. 90-71 Bos.

Mark Murphy

Henderson given Flagrant 1 for shot on Wallace, who misses both free throws, making Crash 0-4 from line.

Mark Murphy

Wallace takes a shot in the back from Gerald Henderson that was so hard, it made Isaiah Thomas wince. Thomas had words for Henderson, too.

Jay King

Gerald on Gerald crime, always so fun. RT @Paul Flannery: @Jay King Crash threw him into the third row in the first half.

Abby Chin

Gerald Wallace drifts into the stands and gladly accepts a little ovation from the fans! #CelticsTalk

Jay King

That looked pretty dirty, Gerald Henderson.

Abby Chin

Stat check: #Celtics up 16, shooting nearly 51% and have just 3 turnovers heading into the 4th quarter against the #Hornets. #CelticsTalk

Adam Himmelsbach

The nonstop buzzing hornet noises they play here will def give me some crazy dreams about being attacked by bees tonight.

A. Sherrod Blakely

Cs up 85-69 after 3Q. #Celtics: Bradley 26 pts. Turner 11 pts, 5 reb, 5 ast. #Hornets: Henderson, Walker 14 pts each. #CelticsTalk

Marc D'Amico

The Celtics are on top of the Hornets 85-69 after three quarters. Avery Bradley is heating it up with a game-high 26 points.

Adam Himmelsbach

Celtics 85, Hornets 69. End 3rd. 26 points for Avery Bradley. One video game block for Marcus Smart.

Abby Chin

#Celtics up 20 but Coach Stevens still can't hide his frustration at that last play on defense. #CelticsTalk

Mark Murphy

Crowd gets a little angry after that Bass dunk. Generous boos. Biggest ahhs of the night for that Smart block.

Jay King

Re: Stevens RT @haralabob: He’s an elite adjuster, manages his subs better and calls better plays. Its scary how good of a coach he is.

Paul Flannery

Avery Bradley has 26 points in the third quarter. Career high is 32.

Brian Robb

This starting lineup was on thin ice entering tonight game. Big-time response, especially here in the third quarter.

A. Sherrod Blakely

Marcus Smart block leads to Avery Bradley 3-pointer. #Celtics making it happen both ends of the floor, lead #Hornets 79-61. #CelticsTalk

Jay King

Avery Bradley with 26 points, 15 of them in the third quarter. Still 3:12 left in the third.

Jay King

Marcus Smart with an awesome block, Avery Bradley benefits at the other end with a three. Heck of a sequence.

Abby Chin

Marcus Smart making winning plays!! #CelticsTalk

Adam Himmelsbach

That was a man's rebound by Marcus Smart. Then hurries over to help up Brandon Bass after foul.

Jay King

I mean, Big Al was being covered by five guys all 6-foot-3 or smaller, just not even noticing his defenders' existence.

Jay King

Those Big Al high school highlights were hilarious, @csnne.

Adam Himmelsbach

Avery Bradley with 7 points in the last 1:46. Not sure that any of the three shots touched the rim. Feeling it.

Abby Chin

Coach Stevens liked the ball movement on that last possession! Avery Bradley starts the 2nd half 3-for-3. #CelticsTalk

Mark Murphy

Bradley heating up. 3 jumpers in 3rd, 8 points.

Adam Himmelsbach

Five quick points to start the second half and the Celtics suddenly have a 61-44 lead. Timeout, Hornets.

Jay King

As @Abby Chin notes, Big Al not moving well at all on the injury.

Abby Chin

Big Al noticeably laboring with that ailing left knee. Wonder how long he stays in this game. #CelticsTalk

Jay King

That was a rare (and nice) Marcus Smart finish in transition, guys.

Jay King

Gerald Wallace is now trending on Twitter. masslive.com/celtics/index.…

Sean Grande

Don't need the IPad...we can hear @HeymanHustle all the way in Charlotte. #SuplexCityQueenCity http://t.co/18vDiRtBIS

Jay King

Gerald Wallace rises for an emphatic alley-oop. That's right. Gerald Wallace, folks. masslive.com/celtics/index.…

Mark Murphy

NBA.com has put the Westchester Knicks on the NBA scoreboard

Adam Himmelsbach

Celtics 56, Hornets 44. Halftime. Good energy that half for the C's. Starters opened the game shooting 9-for-13.

Marc D'Amico

It's halftime in Charlotte, where the Celtics lead the Hornets 56-44. Bradley has 11 pts, Smart has 9. Thomas: 6 asts http://t.co/L4ih9ZRtUM

A. Sherrod Blakely

Cs up 56-44 at half. #Celtics: Bradley 11 pts. Smart 9 pts. #Hornets: Henderson 9 pts. Mo Williams 5 pts. #CelticsTalk

Emily Austen

The sister is visiting. Meet our new lover, Joe. 👯🐶 rachface100 instagram.com/p/03vxZyurT0/

Brian Robb

Celtics are really going to need to petition the NBA to have the regular season consist of 41 back-to-backs if they keep this up.

Adam Himmelsbach

Marcus Smart nodding head & owning the steal-to-giveaway sequence as he goes to bench during TO. Still a strong start for the rook.50-37 Bos

Abby Chin

Evan Turner engages on the sideline as he waits to get in. Bending over and yelling on every possession. #CelticsTalk

Jay King

He threw the finger up, man. Knew he could get real youthful one time RT @Chris Forsberg: Gerald Wallace time machine! vine.co/v/OLXXOeqBBiE

Kyle Draper

#Celtics doing much better job getting into paint 2nd quarter. Wallace thinking it's 2005 out here and not 2015. #CelticsTalk

A. Sherrod Blakely

#Celtics Gerald Wallace catches an alley-oop. In a game ... In 2015. #thisdayincelticshistory http://t.co/4AdeHUu5jh

Mark Murphy

Wallace, back in the arena where he first earned the nickname Crash, dunks off the break. Team swarms him like Tom Brady at next timeout.

Jay King

Alternate tweet: Gerald Wallace???

Adam Himmelsbach

Oh wow. Fans were mockingly chanting Gerald Wallace's name earlier. Then he turns back the clock with that alley-oop. 46-37 Bos.

Abby Chin

What?!?!? Alley oop for Gerald Wallace!! We're going back in time here! #CelticsTalk

Brian Robb

Gerald Wallace is alive! Holy cow!

Jay King

GERALD WALLACE!!!

Jay King

I would ride this lineup (or something similar with shooting/skill) as long as it can go. Gotta get some stops, though.

Abby Chin

Kelly Olynyk looked for his shot immediately on play. Need more of that!! #CelticsTalk

Jay King

This Jerebko-Olynyk lineup getting all kinds of good looks at the arc. Hornets go to a zone.

Brian Robb

Gerald Wallace rewarding Brad Stevens with his faith in him with some big offensive boards.

Kyle Draper

Too many jumpers for #Celtics. 18 of 22 shots came from outside paint in 1st q. #CelticsTalk #Hornets

Marc D'Amico

Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder each have seven points and the Celtics lead the Hornets 26-24 after the first quarter.

A. Sherrod Blakely

Cs up 26-24 after 1Q. #Celtics: Bradley 7 pts. Zeller 4 pts, 4 reb. #Hornets: walker 6 pts. Jefferson 6 pts. #CelticsTalk

Adam Himmelsbach

Celtics 26, Hornets 24. End 1st. Boston shooting 54.5 percent.

Abby Chin

Three straight jumpers on that possession for the #Celtics! #Hornets have doubled them up in points in the paint 12-6. #CelticsTalk

Jay King

Hey there, Gerald Wallace, offensive rebounding (and free throw bricking) machine. Also, Maxiell can't handle Crowder.

Abby Chin

Gerald Wallace in the game for the #Celtics. Returning to his old stomping grounds. Feels very comfortable in this building! #CelticsTalk

A. Sherrod Blakely

#Celtics getting great looks, knocking them down. But they need to attack the paint and get a few layups, trips to the free throw line.

Kyle Draper

Been saying same thing in newsroom RT @AndrewAllenVT: Good start but too many jump shots for the #Celtics #CelticsTalk

Sean Grande

Why you can hear Scal on our broadcast tonight... http://t.co/UVP0cZahQz

Sean Grande

So, this is actually a thing... Best Turnover Rate – NBA history 1. 2012 Philadelphia 2. 2003 Dallas 3. 2015 CHARLOTTE 4. 2004 Dallas

Brian Robb

That foul call on Bass was whistled about 4 seconds after Walker released that shot.

Jay King

They called that foul INCREDIBLY late, though.

Abby Chin

Marcus Smart told me before the game #Celtics need to get back to defense-first mentality. Hold #Hornets to 1-for-6 start. #CelticsTalk

Sean Grande

It's on now. Broadcast business about to seriously pick up here in Charlotte. @bojangles1977 http://t.co/Qruf3jTKgD

Jay King

Defense good. Offense unsustainable. RT @Geoff_Simpson4: Looks like the starters feel they have something to prove tonight #Celtics

Brian Robb

Unlike last night, Celtics start hot. Cs hit five of their first six shots, with nearly all coming from the midrange to take 10-2 lead.

Mark Murphy

So that's one thing about the Celtics' recent slow starts - they've opened up hitting shots, 5-6 in the first 3:25.

A. Sherrod Blakely

It looks like the "y'all need to start off games better" message has sunk in w/the #Celtics players who open tonight's game with a 10-2 run.

Adam Himmelsbach

Quick start for the Celtics who lead the HORNETS. 10-2. Ha.

Jay King

This game has started as a midrange jumper shootout.

Chris Forsberg

Get Ridiculous, indeed. http://t.co/CfCKMktrSa

A. Sherrod Blakely

#Celtics go with usual starting lineup of Smart, Bradley, Turner, Bass and Zeller. This starting five is 11-8 this season. #Celticstalk

Marc D'Amico

Here’s tonight's @Amtrak Away Game Starting Lineup: Marcus Smart Avery Bradley Evan Turner Brandon Bass Tyler Zeller http://t.co/hAJ5cPaw1N

Ben Rohrbach

Of course Brad Stevens double straps his backpack. vine.co/v/OLXAZ7ZpII1

Marc D'Amico

Brad Stevens thinks Charlotte has done something to the Celtics that no other NBA team has. Find out what it is here: on.nba.com/1EWuqVb

Adam Himmelsbach

Isaiah Thomas woke up a little sore from Sunday's fall and was worried about swelling on the flight here, but said he got through it OK.

Adam Himmelsbach

BTW, Brad Stevens still does NOT view games against other playoff hopefuls any differently than the others, if you were wondering.

Adam Himmelsbach

With a win tonight, the Hornets would take the season series from the Celtics, 3-1, and own the 1st tiebreaker.

Jay King

Stevens sticking with the starters in Charlotte: masslive.com/celtics/index.…

Jay King

Kidd-Gilchrist also out, but Al Jefferson will play.

Jay King

Cody Zeller out tonight, per the Hornets. Marvin Williams will start.

Jay King

I think Stevens is trying not to overreact to expected losses. OKC/SAS/LAC all expected. MIA was bad, but that was with Thomas at his worst.

Jay King

I'm so sold. RT @JonGalli83: @Jay King maybe Pressey, Gigi, Gigi, Gigi and Colton Iverson?

Jay King

Unless you think the Cs should start Gigi, Gigi, Gigi, Gigi and Gigi, in which case I think Banner 18 could become reality sooner than later

Jay King

...Do you put in Crowder at 4 and Thomas in the backcourt? Does that kill the bench? It's not as easy as, well, starters haven't been good.

Jay King

...If you put in Thomas, you might have to switch a lot. He's better with space, so playing with Bass/Zeller/Turner/whoever isn't ideal. ...

Jay King

That's the thing.... RT @CelticLG: @Jay King What are the possible alternative starting lineups?

Jay King

I'm not sure the Celtics would benefit from changing their starting lineup, but I probably would have tried it anyway.

Kyle Draper

Brad Stevens not shaking up the starting lineup for tonight's game vs. #Hornets on @CSNNE . DO you agree with him? #CelticsTalk