Game stream: Boston Celtics vs. Charlotte Hornets

Game stream: Boston Celtics vs. Charlotte Hornets

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Game stream: Boston Celtics vs. Charlotte Hornets

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The Boston Celtics (2-2) play against the Charlotte Hornets (1-1) at Spectrum Center

Game Time: 7:00 PM EDT on Monday October 25, 2021

Boston Celtics 140, Charlotte Hornets 129 (Final/OT)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
Fantasy adds tonight (0-40% on Y!):
Shallow
Alex Caruso
12 team
Franz Wagner
Kevin Love
Nassir Little
Pat Connaughton
Grayson Allen
Deep
Bones Hyland
Josh Jackson
Grant Williams
Anfernee Simons
Nick Richards
Already posted NBA 3 Ball! Lots to cover!
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Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Boston in the books with a free throw – 12:34 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Terance Mann didn’t even want to shoot that corner 3 lol… the but Nassir stumbled a bit and T-Mann had more time than AI did in that same corner
Clippers up 100-65 as the rout is on.
Brandon Boston Jr. of Sierra Canyon HS will check in after this timeout – 12:29 AM
Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Brandon Boston is coming on. – 12:27 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
As long as Clippers don’t fall asleep for five minutes… we’re going to get Brandon Boston Jr.’s NBA debut tonight. – 12:24 AM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
I turned off Celtics-Hornets at 113-102, and just finished the comeback. Boston wins in OT after being down 12 w/ 6 left
Jayson Tatum was absurd, dropping 41/7/8. Ridiculous shot-making. Beyond that, has gotten excellent reading weak-side defender for cross-corner kickout passes pic.twitter.com/OX7xwZPUp212:17 AM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
BSJ Game Report: Celtics 140, Hornets 129 (OT): Celtics stars shine in character-building win
bostonsportsjournal.com/2021/10/25/gam…12:03 AM
Josh Martin @LonzoWire
Here are the individual player grades as the Charlotte Hornets fall to the Boston Celtics in overtime. lonzowire.usatoday.com/lists/charlott…11:58 PM
Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
LaMelo Ball: 22 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 6 apg, 51% FG, 50% 3FG, 100% FT. All-Star for sure. pic.twitter.com/PikT6QFfP911:24 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
New: Jabari Parker (13 points) accounted for half of the Celtics’ bench offense in his first meaningful minutes of season. “We know Jabari is instant offense. We know he can spark us.” masslive.com/celtics/2021/1…11:14 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
Marcus Smart did what he does and got us to OT with his defense. Then it was all green and white ’til the final buzzer. nba.com/celtics/game-r…11:11 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Jaylen Brown on Marcus Smart tonight: “Marcus Smart was terrific by the way, especially at the end of the game. He may not get credit for having a great game, but defensively he won that game for us.” – 11:10 PM
Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop
More like “Jaylen over troubled Bridges”, amirite? pic.twitter.com/pPmCA5ET4T10:52 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Jaylen Brown on the dunk: “I knew that if I tried to lay it up, (Bridges) was going to send it back to Boston. I knew if I went up, I was going up with bad intentions.” #Celtics #Hornets10:46 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Watch Jayson Tatum score 41, lead Celtics past Hornets in overtime nba.nbcsports.com/2021/10/25/wat…10:43 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
aaaaannnddd one more angle because why not 😏 pic.twitter.com/AeDOuAuZTn10:42 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum on being a playmaker for others: “I pride myself on being able to do it all on the court. I know I’m going to draw a lot of attention and that opens other guys up. I want to make those plays to get them the ball.” – 10:40 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jayson Tatum on facing Hayward for first time: “I got nothing but respect for G. He’s a good friend of mine.” – 10:38 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum on Jaylen Brown’s big dunk: “(big smile) That was big time. But we expect that out of him. (another big smile)” – 10:37 PM
Ajayi Browne @ajayibrowne
“I just wasn’t able to assert myself in a way I knew I could.”
⁃Patty Mills on playing the Hornets last night. – 10:34 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jaylen Brown stating facts: “Last year was last year. This year is this year.” – 10:34 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
“That was a great moment for us,” Jaylen Brown says of our fourth-quarter comeback. “We ramped up the pressure and we cut the deficit in a matter of minutes … We’ve got a lot of resilient guys.” – 10:34 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown gave a lot of credit to Marcus Smart and Robert Williams and their late-game defense for getting the Celtics the win. – 10:34 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown said he and the team were being cautious with his knee. Brown said it’s not a chronic thing and shouldn’t be a problem like it was last year. – 10:33 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jaylen Brown gave Marcus Smart a shoutout for his late-game defense. – 10:32 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown on his poster on Miles Bridges: “I knew if I tried to lay it up, he was going to send it back. So, I went up with bad intentions.” – 10:31 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jaylen Brown on the poster on Miles Bridges: “I knew if I tried to lay it up, he was going to send it back to Boston. So I was going up with bad intentions.” – 10:30 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Jaylen on his poster on Bridges: Bridges is one of the better athletes in the league, so I knew that if I tried to lay it up, he was going to send it back to Boston, so I knew if I went up I was going up with bad intentions. – 10:30 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jaylen Brown on his dunk over Bridges: “I was going up with bad intentions.” – 10:30 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Jaylen Brown doesn’t feel like this is going to be a chronic knee issue like it was last season. He calls it being cautious and thinks it’ll be fine. – 10:29 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jaylen Brown doesn’t think his knee issue is going to be a chronic issue this year. – 10:29 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jaylen Brown asked about his knee soreness: “It’s fine. These overtime games are killing me. Jesus Christ.”
Said last season it was chronic but he thinks it’s just an isolated flare up this time and the team wanted to be extra cautious. – 10:29 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown says his knee is fine: “(laughs) These overtime games are killing me!” – 10:29 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
hey Jaylen Brown, how’s the knee? “Its fine. These overtime games are killing me. Jesus Christ” – 10:29 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Marcus Smart looks and sounds like someone who needs to go lie in bed for a few days, sleep and watch horrible daytime TV. – 10:26 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Marcus Smart on LaMelo Ball’s 3s: “He can get the house of highlights. … We got the win.” – 10:25 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Marcus Smart: “I missed some shots, but you guys know the player I am. I’m gonna make up for it. I’m going to make plays. And I made a couple of them.” – 10:25 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Marcus Smart said he has been suffering from migraines and vomited this morning but said he decided this afternoon to play. #Celtics10:24 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Marcus Smart said he played despite stomach issues and a migraine. – 10:24 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Marcus Smart said he was having migraines and body aches and didn’t even know if he was going to play tonight. Been bothering him about a week. – 10:22 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Marcus Smart said he’s been dealing with migraines and body aches for “about a week”. Said he didn’t know if he was going to play tonight. – 10:21 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Marcus Smart was dealing with migraines today, he says. He wasn’t sure he was going to play. – 10:21 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Also, nothing but love for Miles Bridges for going for the block on Jaylen Brown. I love when dudes are going to challenge guys at the rim, result be damn. Shouts to Aron Baynes for being the legend at this particular skill. – 10:17 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Mad respect to Miles Bridges for not making the business decision. – 10:12 PM
Miles Bridges @MilesBridges
Also imma jump everytime down 3 in an overtime game or anytime the game on the line!! Helluva play!! – 10:11 PM
Miles Bridges @MilesBridges
Tough loss!! We’ll bounce back!! – 10:10 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Find you someone who loves you like Robert Williams loves Celtics PR legend Jeff Twiss. – 10:06 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
Rob Williams gives shoutouts to Dennis Schroder and Marcus Smart for their defensive impact down the stretch: “Them guys was dogs out there.” – 10:06 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Robert Williams: “Smart is a dog.” – 10:05 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Robert Williams: “I feel like we made a lot of good energy plays late in the game. A lot of good energy plays. Big plays.” – 10:05 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Robert Williams: “We’re building good chemistry.” – 10:04 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
“Jabari is instant offense,” Coach Udoka says in reference to Parker’s 11 points off the bench in the first quarter. “We know he can spark us.” – 9:59 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Udoka on not having Brown involved w/Tatum on the final play: The goal was to pick on Ball, so if they involved Jaylen then they’re bringing over one of Charlotte’s best defenders. By using Smart or someone else, they’re trying to switch the weaker defender onto JT – 9:57 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Maybe the biggest difference between Ime Udoka and Brad Stevens is that Udoka is literally saying the Celtics wanted to pick on LaMelo Ball late in the game and I can’t remember Stevens ever saying anything that didn’t sound like the most effusive wedding toast about an opponent – 9:57 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
“It builds toughness,” Coach Udoka says of the grind-it-out nature of tonight’s win. “It builds character. It builds the team.” – 9:54 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka on Marcus Smart: “He does all the little things…He’s the heart and soul of our team.” – 9:54 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
Easy choice for tonight’s @JetBlue Play of the Game 🔨 pic.twitter.com/GK6T5ttWmP9:52 PM

Austin Kent @AustinKent
Jaylen Brown just 🔨ed the 🔨 king… which makes him the new 🔨 king until somebody 🔨s him. That’s just how these things work. (Also, #NBATopShotThis) pic.twitter.com/9G36nH7C6z9:50 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum’s passing leveled up tonight. He had some top-tier assists tonight. – 9:50 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
LIVE Garden Report: Celtics vs Hornets Postgame Show | Powered by @betonline_ag, @calm & @InsaCannabis twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…9:49 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Robert Williams:
36 minutes
12 points
16 rebounds
4 assists
3 blocks
Another good night for him. – 9:48 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Four takeaways from that Celtics comeback OT win over Hornets via @SouichiTerada masslive.com/celtics/2021/1…9:48 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Jayson Tatum tonight:
✅ 41 PTS
✅ 7 REB
✅ 8 AST
It’s Tatum’s seventh career 40-point game, good for fifth in @Marc D’Amico history:
47 – Larry Bird
21 – Paul Pierce
12 – John Havlicek
8 – Tom Heinsohn
7 – Tatum – 9:47 PM
Spencer Percy @QCHspencer
#Hornets manage to get game v. Boston to OT despite 71 combined points from Tatum/Brown and playing without Rozier + PJW. Tough fought loss, fall to 3-1. Energy level for this Charlotte unit is crazy high right now. Shake this one off quickly; no letdown in Orlando Wed. night. – 9:45 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
140-129 is the OT final, a big early season road win for the Celtics.
They trailed by 12 with under 6:00 to play in regulation, the Hornets win probability was 97%.
Tatum: 41 points and +22 in a game Boston wins by 11. pic.twitter.com/No4yw5yVBy9:43 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics win 140-129 in OT.
Tatum – 41/7/8
Brown – 30 points
Schroder – 23 points
Celtics – 12 turnovers
Celtics – 49.5% shooting
Bridges – 25 points
Ball – 25/5/9
Oubre – 19 points
Hornets – 14 turnovers
Hornets – 46% shooting – 9:43 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Jayson Tatum tonight:
41 PTS
7 REB
8 AST
6 3PT
It’s his 3rd 40/5/5/5 game of his career, the most in Celtics history. pic.twitter.com/SgKD0C5S0F9:42 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
Final: Celtics 140, #Hornets 129
LaMelo 25 pts, 9 assists, 5 rebs
Miles Bridges 25 pts, 10 rebs
Up next: at Orlando on Wednesday – 9:41 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
That’s a hell of a win by the Celtics, rallying from 10 down with five minutes left in regulation. C’s improve to 2-2 on the year. – 9:41 PM
Alan Hahn @alanhahn
Worth repeating every year: Marcus Smart is that guy you hate to play against but wish like hell he was on your team. All the dirty work. He would have thrived in any era. – 9:41 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics beat Hornets 140-129, closing out the game with a 14-0 run. Jayson Tatum with 41 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists. Jaylen Brown adds 30 points. – 9:40 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
And just like that, #Celtics went from getting boo’d at home by their fans, to a lot of those same folks now like … pic.twitter.com/T20YYOVmnF9:40 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
IT WAS GOOD 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/zf3PwQkDfx9:40 PM

Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
☘️ BOS 140 🐝 CHA 129 (OT)
💪🏾 Jaylen Brown (30 PTS) go-ahead 3 in OT …
📸 Then the poster (👀⬇️)
⭐️ Jayson Tatum: 41 PTS, 8 AST, 7 REB
⏰ Rob Williams: 12 PTS, 16 REB, 4 AST, 3 BLK
🔜 Bradley Beal + WAS visit Wednesday pic.twitter.com/wtxgxp4Uzw9:40 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics are going to hand the Hornets their first loss of the season. And Boston is back to .500 at 2-2.
That was a very good win for the Celtics. – 9:40 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
jayson tatum receiving an MVP chant in charlotte, which is not boston – 9:40 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
nobody would’ve blamed you if you thought you wouldn’t see a wilder Celtics game all season than opening night and they did it again in like a week. – 9:40 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Loud Jayson Tatum MVP chants here at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. – 9:39 PM
Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones
My lawd, Jaylen Brown caught a body in Charlotte – 9:37 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ball just fouled out. Celtics are close to wrapping this one up. – 9:37 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Now Smart draws an offensive foul on Lamelo Ball to foul him out. Everyone in the Celtics lineup coming up with big plays in OT. – 9:37 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
THROW IT DOWN JAYLEN BROWN pic.twitter.com/xoLNna3Awv9:36 PM

James Plowright @British_Buzz
That’s the game, but oh boy that was a lot of fun. Credit Brown for a dunk of the season contender, Miles had to try and block it. Poor offensive execution down the stretch in the 4th, not something we often say about the Hornets. – 9:36 PM
Brad Botkin @bradbotkincbs
There can’t be a player in league, perhaps even in the world of LA Fitness run, who smokes more two footers than Kelly Oubre – 9:35 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Jaylen Brown just pulled a Miles Bridges on Miles Bridges – 9:35 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
That dunk by Jaylen Brown over Miles Bridges … pic.twitter.com/oQLH5lhRfx9:35 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics up 7 with 1:10 left. What. A. Game. #Hornets9:35 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
OH MY GOD JAYLEN BROWN – 9:35 PM
Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
First the go-ahead 3 and then the poster for Jaylen. pic.twitter.com/Ms6F5on7xC9:35 PM

Chris Vernon @ChrisVernonShow
OMG JAYLEN BROWN GOT MILES BRIDGES!!!! – 9:35 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown just burned Bridges there.
(I’ll show myself out.) – 9:35 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics with a 10-0 run and they are pulling away with this one in overtime. – 9:34 PM
Dave Mason @DeuceMason
JAYLEN BROWN KILLED A MAN – 9:34 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Holy, Jaylen Brown – 9:34 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
wellp, miles bridges had a good run. – 9:34 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
JB! Wow! Then the monster rebound. – 9:34 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Jaylen just put Miles Bridges to sleep like Deebo. #Celtics #Hornets9:34 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jaylen Brown my goodness. a monster throwdown on Bridges. – 9:33 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Every Celtics fan going to look like Bob Cousy by the end of this season – 9:33 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Tatum is briefly down after taking a shot to the face. Late foul call there. – 9:32 PM
Amin Elhassan @DarthAmin
Celtics late game execution has been ……less than exemplary. – 9:31 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
That looked like it was off Hornets but no challenge by Udoka. – 9:30 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Maybe get Jaylen Brown a touch? – 9:30 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
robert williams – 9:29 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics-Hornets tied at 122 after regulation.
Tatum – 39 points
Brown – 25 points
Celtics – 10 turnovers
Celtics – 17-46 three-pointers
Bridges – 23 points
Ball – 20 points
Hornets – 23 turnovers
Hornets – 18-38 three-pointers – 9:27 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Not a good pass by Smart on inbounds as Hayward got a hand on it. – 9:27 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
Credit Gordon Hayward for playing GREAT defense the last three defensive possessions on Tatum – 9:26 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Overtime in Charlotte. That was a mess of a finish. – 9:25 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics botch final possession, ball gets loose and no shot attempted. Overtime. – 9:25 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Tatum gets stripped on inbounds and C’s don’t even get a shot up. Overtime. – 9:25 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Just an incredible defensive player by Marcus Smart to give the Celtics a chance to steal this game in Charlotte. – 9:25 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Two-man game involving Tatum and Brown please. Don’t make Brown just stand in the corner. – 9:25 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
There’s the importance of Marcus Smart. Massive defensive play. Also… what is Gordon Hayward doing there? – 9:25 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Interesting call there by Tatum not going for the bucket there in transition in a 3-on-2. Probably right call given how much time there is left. – 9:24 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
OK, so who gets the ball here? Tatum or Brown or does Ime put a wrinkle and give it somebody else? #Celtics9:24 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Hornets game plan has been really good tonight timing doubles onto Tatum and Brown when they drive. Blew that last play up with a perfectly timed double when Tatum turned into his post up, then LaMelo recovered well onto Smart to shut the whole thing down. – 9:24 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Marcus Smart makes Marcus Marcus Smart plays. – 9:24 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Monster steal by Smart on inbounds. Celtics ball with a chance to win game. Udoka calls timeout – 9:23 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Smart steals the inbounds, #Celtics call timeout with 8.2 left. Wow – 9:23 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
I cannot, for the life of me, understand why Jaylen Brown is basically not involved in that play. Where is the Tatum/Brown 2 man game? It’s perplexing – 9:23 PM
Fred Katz @FredKatz
The greatest combination in the NBA is this young, thrilling, run-and-gun Hornets squad and their play-by-play broadcaster Eric Collins. That man was made for this team. – 9:23 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
Miles Bridges iso at the elbow? Hayward mid post? Melo three? Some options here – 9:22 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
The #Hornets are out of timeouts; #Celtics have two left. – 9:22 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
That was an eight second violation by LaMelo – 9:22 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The refs just missed an 8 second violation on the Hornets! It was at 15 on the block before Ball crossed halfcourt. – 9:22 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Melo misses a 30 footer but Smart misses a 25-footer with the shot clock going down. Timeout #Hornets, tied at 122 with 14.7 left, 13 left on the shock clock. – 9:22 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Smart forced into the long 3 after Hornets double Tatum. C’s should get another chance here with two second differential on shot clock/game clock. – 9:22 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Ime leaving Rob Williams at center here despite Hornets going supersmall. – 9:20 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
LaMelo hits another 3 but Tatum is fouled at the rim with a chance to tie. Pretty epic game. #Celtics #Hornets9:19 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
And then Tatum finds Rob with alley oop. Tatum’s best overall performance of the early season. This an All-NBA level performance – 9:18 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Hornets pull Plumlee, go super small. – 9:18 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
Charlotte closed this game out poorly, up by 10 with 4 minutes to go, poor free throw shooting all round hasn’t helped. It’s not over yet… – 9:18 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
League Pass alert in Charlotte. – 9:18 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Boston finally started playing some defense and they’ve ripped off a 12-2 run to take the lead in the last few minutes. – 9:18 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
Marcus to JB on the break ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/oqvdjfBuDp9:18 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
12-2 Celtics run to take the lead over the last three minutes. – 9:18 PM
Dave Mason @DeuceMason
JAYSON TATUM taking over in the 4th. So nasty. – 9:18 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Tatum with the LOB TO ROB.
That deserved the all caps treatment. Holy crap. – 9:18 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Tatum has been a beast on both ends. Amazing finish but he’s doing dirty work on the defensive end. – 9:17 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jayson Tatum with a monster alley oop to Rob Williams to give Celtics the lead. Tatum has 37 points and 7 assists. – 9:17 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Hornets late game offense here a good reminder of the difference between “this team’s really really fun!” and “this team’s really really good!” – 9:17 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Charlotte has to close with Plumlee tonight, despite the FT issues, because Washington is out with an injury. – 9:17 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
And now Ime goes to hack-a-Plumlee. #Celtics #Hornets9:16 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Tatum layup after a goaltend and #Celtics down 1 with 2 min left – 9:16 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Another Tatum layup. He has 37. Celtics won’t go away, trim lead to 1. – 9:16 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
#LeaguePassAlert for Celtics/Hornets and you can watch us call it! – 9:15 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Celtics +6 in Tatum’s 33 minutes tonight.
They’ve been outscored by 11 in his 11+ minutes off the court. – 9:14 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics need to attack the basket and get to the FT line in the last 3:27. #Hornets out of fouls. – 9:14 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Smart finally gets one to fall off the feed from Tatum and then Tatum gets back to challenge Oubre at the rim. Big turnaround for Boston to get it back down to a 3-point game – 9:11 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Gotta love Smart for some reason deciding to loosely trap LaMelo at half court, realizing he made a Gob level huge mistake, and sprinting back to somehow make the stop at the rim (which Mason Plumlee then easily cleaned up anyway). – 9:11 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Outstanding block by Tatum on Oubre. Celtics right back in this game. – 9:11 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I say this in full recognition that Boston has played terrible defense tonight:
The Hornets defense is awful. Really, really bad. Boston is either getting layups or open jumpers. Just aren’t making enough of either. – 9:09 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Hornets ball after the replay review. Brown gets the turnover. – 9:06 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Think the Hornets are just really good on offense. They’ve been great in all four of their games, LaMelo is driving great transition play with easy buckets. Bridges has taken a leap. Oubre is another creator to go with those two and Hayward. They’re just a really hard guard – 9:06 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Still plenty of time left for the Celtics to come back, but they have to get stops. So far, they haven’t put multiple stops together in a row in this game. – 9:04 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
You really see Oubre’s length influencing that Brown pull up there, Charlotte haven’t had an off ball help guy like this since MKG – 9:02 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Celtics have taken 44 three-pointers tonight. – 9:02 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Jayson Tatum checks back in after #Hornets push lead to 11 with 6:13 to go. @NBCSBoston9:01 PM
Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Rockets focus on attacking switching defenses after Celtics loss
clutchpoints.com/rockets-focus-…9:01 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Don’t think the Smart stepback 3 is what Celtics were looking for there out of ATO. – 9:01 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
I’m not sure if the Hornets can keep this up, but man they’re a ton of fun – 9:00 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics starting backcourt of Smart/Schroder are 3/14 from 3-point range. – 8:59 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Schroder keeps missing open shots, and Hayward hits a stepback. #Hornets 110, #Celtics 102 with 7:04 left. – 8:58 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
9-2 Hornets run pushes lead to 8 and Udoka calls timeout likely to get Tatum back in this game. – 8:58 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Celtics’ discipline on getting back in transition when the shot goes up is still their biggest issue. Weak side wings are just not getting back early like they’re supposed to. – 8:57 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Marcus Smart’s shooting has been rough since opening 5-11 from 3 in New York. He’s currently 1-15 since – 8:55 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Hornets-Celtics has…devolved lol – 8:55 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Going down the stretch with @Danny Leroux for BOS/CHA. Ask a question using #NBACast and join us LIVE on League Pass for in-depth analysis and stats pic.twitter.com/erVHT9AKDN8:55 PM

A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
Grant Williams is on the NBA players association e-Board for a reason. Refs had no intention of reviewing that foul he just took, but he talked them into looking it over. The result? Flagrant-1 in the C’s favor. – 8:53 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Flagrant 1 foul on McDaniels. #Celtics #Hornets8:52 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Flagrant 1 foul on McDaniels. Two shots and the ball coming for the Celtics. – 8:52 PM
Brad Botkin @bradbotkincbs
Celtics broadcast remains best in league and it’s not particularly close – 8:51 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
Nick Richards career game, been a real presence around the rim. McDaniels playing with supreme confidence too, impressive stuff from the pair of 2nd round picks – 8:51 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
They’re going to review this foul on McDaniels. #Hornets #Celtics8:51 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
The Hornets’ vibes could not possibly be more immaculate right now. – 8:50 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Grant Williams has remained down for about 15 seconds after taking a hard foul from Jalen McDaniels. Doesn’t look like they will be looking at it for a flagrant. – 8:50 PM
Spencer Percy @QCHspencer
Man, this team is so fun. (Also, I see you Nick Richards!) pic.twitter.com/Ur3rHSA2wj8:50 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Tatum is rolling. He’s up to 34 points now on 13-of-23 shooting. – 8:47 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
31 points for Jayson Tatum in 28 minutes. This has been a fun game. – 8:46 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Hornets end 3Q on a 9-0 run, lead #Celtics 97-94. Tatum 28, Brown 19, Parker 13, Schroder 12; Bridges 19, Oubre 16, Ball 15, Hayward 13. – 8:45 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Hornets lead 97-94 after three
Tatum – 28 points
Brown – 19 points
Parker – 13 points
Schroder – 12 points
Celtics – 50% shooting
Celtics – 6 turnovers
Bridges – 19 points
Oubre – 16 points
Ball – 15/5/8
Hayward – 13 points
Hornets – 16-31 threes
Hornets – 9 turnovers – 8:45 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
9-0 run to close the quarter for the Hornets. – 8:44 PM
Mike Richman @mikegrich
Eric Collins calling Ish Smith “as quick as small town gossip” on the Charlotte broadcast. Tune in for LaMelo, stay for the celebration of which counties in NC are represented and outsized excitement over, say, Nick Richards getting a rebound. – 8:43 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
I was today years old when I learned that whenever you hear whistling watching a #Hornets game it’s James Borrego. – 8:43 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
End of 3rd Q: #Hornets 97, Celtics 94 – 8:42 PM
J. Kyle Mann @jkylemann
NICK RICHARDS AND-ONE BABY – 8:42 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Ish Smith’s speed is a killer. He tortures the Celtics – 8:42 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Nick Richards is playing well. Has 7 points and 2 rebounds and is giving them solid minutes defensively. – 8:41 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
If you are looking for good play-by-play of BOS/CHA, check out the #NBACast live on League Pass! Taking your questions during breaks with @Danny Leroux, send yours in using #NBACast pic.twitter.com/bIAeEOsBu18:40 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Tatum back in for Boston. Seems to be running fine. Does have a sleeve on his left calf. – 8:37 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Grant Williams and Jabari Parker tonight: 8/9 FG, 4/4 3pt, 20 points – 8:36 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Looks like JB in the New Balance Two WXY pic.twitter.com/maLUXs2Kcc8:36 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Another solid game for Grant Williams.
Eventually, we might need to call it out when he’s not playing well. Good games might be the norm. – 8:36 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Tatum about to check back in #Celtics8:35 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jaylen Brown has some impressive giddy up in transition this quarter. Beating Hornets at their own game. – 8:35 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Who is more fun to watch and hear, LaMelo Ball or the Hornets broadcaster? 🤣😂
pic.twitter.com/0Z6anMInM88:32 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Tatum limped off before the timeout. He’s on the bike now. Looked like he pointed to his calf. He’s been riding the bike a lot when he’s been out of games this season. – 8:31 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Tatum out of the game and on the bike… and he was grimacing. That did not look promising – 8:30 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Jayson Tatum is on the exercise bike grimacing uncomfortably after being hunched over in pain before the timeout and grabbing at his left calf. – 8:30 PM
Spencer Percy @QCHspencer
Mason Plumlee is having quite a hard time corralling DREBs tonight. Sigh. – 8:30 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
Watch today’s cast for Celtics/Hornets live on League Pass! Ask a question using #NBACast — answering your questions during breaks with @Nate Duncan pic.twitter.com/V5kS2HEDeB8:30 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Grant Williams in for Tatum after the timeout after he came up looking a little gimpy. – 8:29 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Tatum was grabbing at his left calf when the timeout was called. Something to watch here – 8:28 PM
Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
You know who might need a little more love? Mitch Kupchak. The championship Lakers teams he built are a given but he’s put together a really fun team in Charlotte & the guys he drafted those last few years in LA are all looking pretty good right now, albeit in different uniforms. – 8:28 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
7-0 Celtics run but Jayson Tatum came up a little bit lame after that sequence. He’s walking it off, sitting on bench now. – 8:27 PM
Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
Gordon Hayward’s barber owes him an apology. – 8:27 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Looks like Jaylen Brown is in New Balance tonight. He’s worn Nike and Under Armor since his Adidas deal ran out – 8:26 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Schroder’s getting a lot of open shots. The #Celtics need him to start knocking some down. – 8:25 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
LaMelo disposes of Marcus Smart. pic.twitter.com/x0FiFrkqdL8:23 PM

Alan Hahn @alanhahn
Lamelo looking like Aaron Rodgers on that 90 foot outlet for the layup. 👀 – 8:23 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Lamelo Ball man…. – 8:23 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Warriors would be championship favorites right now if they’d just picked LaMelo.
Klay could take his time recovering. They could’ve traded all the other young stuff for win-now assets knowing that their future was secure with him.
One of most influential draft blunders in years – 8:23 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
Rob with the rim protection 🚫 pic.twitter.com/4HYJedXdZx8:23 PM

J. Kyle Mann @jkylemann
okay that was one of the most impressive lamelo tranisiton bombs yet
holy shit – 8:23 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics starting five has been destroyed in transition tonight. – 8:22 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Miles Bridges gives the touchdown signal after Gordon Hayward catches a LaMelo fullcourt pass and lays it in. #Hornets lead 80-75. LaMelo has to stay out of foul trouble. – 8:21 PM
David Morrow @_DavidMorrow
Silly how good LaMelo is. – 8:21 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
LaMelo with a sick stepback 3 on Marcus Smart and then a baseball pass to Hayward for a layup. #Hornets up 5. #Celtics8:21 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Dude. LaMelo Ball is SO fun to watch!! – 8:21 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
On the call for BOS/CHA with @Danny Leroux, send in your questions using #NBACast pic.twitter.com/5QVFjV5Cla8:20 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The Hornets offense is incredible.
The Hornets defense stinks. Plumlee just sits at the rim with no intention of stepping out to pick anyone up. It’s a mess. – 8:17 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Oh my God Jaylen Brown that was AMBITIOUS – 8:16 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I don’t know what the Hornets offer capped out at for a Bridges extension, but he’s going to get more than whatever it was this summer. – 8:15 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Jaylen Brown just tried to posterize Mason Plumlee. – 8:15 PM
Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop
68-66 and a combined 24 for 48 on 3-pointers in the first half…
The ABA just filed suit on this Celtics-Charlotte game for copyright infringement. – 8:14 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
We’re live for Celtics/Hornets! On the call with @Nate Duncan — submit your questions using #NBACast pic.twitter.com/4ThaGP4Cji8:10 PM

Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Nets shoot 59% in the first quarter and eight guys score for a 38-20 lead over Washington. They already have more points than in the entire second half Sunday (37) against Charlotte. – 8:06 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
We can use some more questions for the 2nd half of Hornets/Celtics, which has been an absolute yarn so far. Use #NBACast and we’ll answer on the air. Click on “Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux” to watch with us nba.com/game/bos-vs-ch…8:05 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Fun game here in Charlotte @NBCSBoston! #Celtics and #Hornets putting on an offensive show. 68-66 at half. Jayson Tatum leads all scorers with 21 in 18 minutes. – 8:04 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 68-66 at the half
Tatum – 21 points
Parker – 13 points
Schroder – 12/4/4
Celtics – 18 assists on 27 baskets
Celtics – 3 turnovers
Oubre – 15 points
Bridges – 14 points
Ball – 12 points, 6 assists
Hornets – 13-22 three-pointers
Hornets – 7 turnovers – 8:00 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Shout out to Tatum for putting up heaves in each of the past two games. No worries about his shooting percentage. 68-66 halftime score is wild. Teams are shooting a combined 54% & they’re on pace to put up nearly 100 shots – 8:00 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
JT with 21 at the half 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Z2BNGXUJfp7:59 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics lead #Hornets 68-66 in an entertaining shootout. Tatum 21, Parker 13, Schroder 12; Oubre 15, Bridges 14, Ball 12. – 7:59 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics lead 68-66 at halftime. Jayson Tatum with a game-high 21 points, Jabari Parker with 13 points in nine minutes off the bench, Dennis Schroder with 12-4-4 line. – 7:59 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Halftime: Celtics 68, #Hornets 66 – 7:58 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
It’s 2038. 50-year-old Ish Smith just went for 25 points on 10-of-14 shooting against the Celtics. – 7:57 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
Jayson Tatum doing Jayson Tatum things pic.twitter.com/k1F8cPs9187:57 PM

James Plowright @British_Buzz
Robert Williams intentionally gives a guy room to lure him into a jump shot, he then gets off the floor so quickly and does a great job challenging/blocking – 7:57 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Tatum emptying the bag this quarter. – 7:55 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
23 combined 3-pointers in the first half for #Celtics and #Hornets7:55 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Watch BOS/CHA with me and @Danny Leroux live on League Pass and send in your questions using #NBACast pic.twitter.com/pNFNRCUbdV7:55 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
19 points for Jayson Tatum in 16 minutes. – 7:54 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Whatever cause Tatum to shoot so poorly on opening night is long gone. He’s been smooth as can be since. – 7:53 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
The feed ✅
The flush ✅ pic.twitter.com/Jj1RtFlqQw7:52 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics up to 57 percent shooting, 44 percent from 3. 16 assists on 23 made baskets. Pretty ball movement since opening moments of game. – 7:51 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Damn, the Hornets are really fun – 7:51 PM
Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner
I say one of the best things about the Charlotte Hornets being the early “it” team is the revitalization of Kelly Oubre Jr. – 7:50 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
ANOTHER REASON TO CUT! Jaylen cuts but gets blocked .. but that opens up an offensive rebounding opportunity. I’m about to get really obnoxious about this team needs to cut because every time they do good things happen and they don’t do it enough – 7:50 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
The first half of this Hornets-Celtics game is wild – 7:50 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Kelly Oubre with a chef’s kiss after knocking down the #Hornets 12th three of the game. #Celtics susceptible on the perimeter right now. – 7:49 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Kelly Oubre is going crazy from 3-point range. Had made his first five before missing one from the corner. – 7:49 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Charlotte getting some regrIshion to the mean on Smith’s jump shots tonight. – 7:49 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Three fouls now on LaMelo after he bit on a Jason Tatum head fake. Has to take a seat for the final 5 plus minutes of the first half. – 7:48 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
It took a while but we’re finally getting the Jabari Parker – Kelly Oubre shootout everyone expected. – 7:45 PM
Nick DePaula @NickDePaula
LaMelo is showing out again in this @PumaHoops MB.01 pic.twitter.com/P70XpbjfqW7:44 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
LaMelo. Bridges. Open court. pic.twitter.com/T57xVVk1OM7:44 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Hornets are now 11 for 17 from the 3-point line. #Celtics have to do something defensively besides allow shooters to shoot open shots. It’s pop-a-shot out there. – 7:44 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
LaMelo Ball hitting 3s from Curry range and now I’m more surprised when it doesn’t go in 🤷‍♂️ – 7:43 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Charlotte is 11-17 from 3. Celtics being outscored 33-21 from deep right now – 7:43 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
#Hornets are 11 for 17 from 3-point range. LaMelo is bombing. He’s taken 6 from deep and made 4. The last make was from 27 feet. #Hornets lead 54-48. – 7:43 PM
Dave Mason @DeuceMason
The Hornets are soooooo fun to watch – 7:43 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Credit to the Hornets coaching staff for game planning some good counters to Jaylen Brown’s habit of crossing to his left then spinning back right. LaMelo is ready for it in iso coverage and they’re sending help a pass away right when JB makes the spin move to try to trap him. – 7:43 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Four 3’s already from LaMelo Ball. C’s still struggling to find shooters in transition. – 7:43 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
Boston with some really tough shot making this 2nd quarter, but Charlotte need to increase their physicality. Or… just keep throwing behind the back passes to Bridges for thunderous dunks – 7:42 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Miles Bridges dunks like the rim personally insulted his family. I love him so much. – 7:42 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Juancho Hernangomez now getting a chance, hoping to catch some of that Jabari Parker bench magic. – 7:41 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Jayson Tatum on a quick little 6-pt run. Most of his shots over Miles Bridges. Looks so confident right now! – 7:39 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Whew… Jayson Tatum is just dancing out there right now. – 7:38 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
First time since Nov. 27, 2019, Jabari Parker has hit three 3-pointers in one game. #Celtics #Hornets7:38 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Tatum never gets that open. Especially not at the free throw line. Wow. – 7:36 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
12-2 Celtics run to take the lead. – 7:36 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
Tied up at the end of 1️⃣ pic.twitter.com/WegZbZ8owk7:35 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics-Hornets tied at 33 after one
Parker – 11 points
Schroder – 8 points
Celtics – 7-16 three-pointers
Celtics – 2 turnovers
Oubre – 9 points
Ball – 6 points
Plumlee – 6 points
Hornets – 6-10 three-pointers
Hornets – 1 turnover – 7:33 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Jabari Parker saves the Celtics with 11 off the bench on perfect 4-4 shooting, including three 3’s. – 7:33 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
That’s 11 points in 4-plus minutes for Jabari Parker. Making a serious bid for more playing time. #Celtics #Hornets7:32 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
End of first Q: #Hornets 33, Celtics 33 – 7:32 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Just grabbed my seat at Barclays Center, where the Nets are hosting Spencer Dinwiddie in their first back-to-back of the season. Best believe Dinwiddie is going to be out for blood tonight. Great challenge for the Nets (1-2) defense tonight after a loss to Charlotte. – 7:31 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
11 points for Jabari Parker in five minutes. He’s carried the Celtics back into this game. – 7:31 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Nick Richards is getting some burn as James Borrego said he would. – 7:31 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Good to see Tatum attacking early. There will be chances at the rim against Charlotte. Get things going at the free throw line – 7:30 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Jabari with the jam on McDaniels. Wow. #Celtics7:30 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Watch today’s cast for BOS/CHA live on League Pass! Ask a question using #NBACast, answering your questions during breaks with @Danny Leroux pic.twitter.com/wz3csDbUFC7:30 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Hornets are up to 67 percent shooting from 2 and 3-point range. Just no resistance from Boston’s defense so far. – 7:29 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
That was a really nice pass by Tatum to Pritchard in the opposite corner. – 7:28 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
Boston defense seems a step slow, especially with rotations and close outs. – 7:26 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
In case you didn’t notice, Ish Smith is with the #Hornets now, so he’ll just continue his mastery of the #Celtics in Charlotte apparently. – 7:26 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ish Smith = Celtics killer. – 7:25 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
LaMelo picks up another early set of fouls, one a charge on Schroeder, then a push when being posted up by Brown – 7:23 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Even if Plumlee scores, the Celtics will happily live with Charlotte running as many post-ups for him as they want. – 7:22 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
In the spirit of accountability: I was really wrong on LaMelo Ball. He’s good. – 7:22 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Cody Martin and Jalen McDaniels are the first two off the bench tonight. – 7:21 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
Pretty even starts, both teams getting a lot of open looks from three, Charlotte have made more so far. – 7:20 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
Watch Celtics/Hornets with me and @Nate Duncan live on League Pass and send in your questions using #NBACast pic.twitter.com/hAHLafIb8A7:20 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
Seven of #Hornets first 12 shots have come from 3-point range. They’ve hit 4 and lead Boston 17-12. – 7:18 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
Tatum weaves through traffic for 2️⃣ pic.twitter.com/8XcROVqShR7:17 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
If the Celtics are just going to spot up & run pnr to get drive-and-kick chances, then put shooters out there. If they’re going to run this lineup, then they need to cut. Can’t have both. – 7:17 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
LaMelo is electric. – 7:16 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Four 3-pointers in the first 4 1/2 minutes for #Hornets. #Celtics7:15 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
You don’t see a lot of Eurosteps on the baseline, but that was a nice by Tatum around Plumlee. – 7:14 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Lots of Celtics fans here in Charlotte. – 7:13 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
We’re live for Celtics/Hornets! On the call with @Danny Leroux, submit your questions using #NBACast pic.twitter.com/4c0yLuYgYQ7:05 PM

Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
On the call for Celtics/Hornets with @Nate Duncan! Send in your questions using #NBACast pic.twitter.com/LiBULucjNk7:01 PM

Marc D’Amico @celtics
Starters for this evening ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/AVmhxzD8jZ7:00 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
The Williams boys with a warm greeting for Gordon Hayward here in Charlotte. pic.twitter.com/w3p7OyJVR06:49 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
About 20 minutes away from tonight’s #NBACast for BOS/CHA live on League Pass with @Danny Leroux!
Taking your questions live on air, send yours in using #NBACast pic.twitter.com/FefqUINv0W6:41 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Celtics at Hornets – Spectrum Center – October 25, 2021 – Starting Lineups
Boston – Schroder, Smart, Brown, Tatum, R. Williams
Charlotte – LaMelo Ball, Kelly Oubre, Gordon Hayward, Miles Bridges, Mason Plumlee
OUT: Boston: Horford, Langford Charlotte: Rozier, PJ Washington pic.twitter.com/lYGJNZtyo46:34 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
#Hornets starters vs. Boston:
LaMelo Ball
Kelly Oubre
Gordon Hayward
Miles Bridges
Mason Plumlee – 6:32 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Gordon Hayward will play tonight, his first game against Boston since February 11, 2017 after missing all three last year.
It’s his 14th career game against the Celtics, but despite him averaging 18.6 points with 46/46 shooting splits, Hayward’s teams are 2-11 in the first 13. – 6:27 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Marcus Smart and Gordon Hayward catching up pregame pic.twitter.com/rPFCmeiEoK6:24 PM

Marc D’Amico @celtics
Grant Williams discusses his extended run and success against the Rockets, and how he’s looking to carry that over into a consistent role this season. pic.twitter.com/xEpJ0dA6Sq6:21 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
The latest on Al Horford and Jaylen Brown’s injuries as the shorthanded C’s face off with Charlotte masslive.com/celtics/2021/1…6:21 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
No PJ, no Rozier, Boston fully healthy. I know this team has depth but it’s going to be tested tonight, wish this team could just get healthy and stay settled – 6:09 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
Terry Rozier is getting closer. Seems to be moving around a lot better on that ankle. pic.twitter.com/TYrA7iC0Zu6:04 PM

Abby Chin @tvabby
#Celtics injury updates per Udoka:
Jaylen Brown’s knee feels better. He is back in the starting lineup, but limited to 30 minutes.
Al Horford is out. Mostly as a precaution. Dennis Schroder gets the start.
Birthday boy Romeo Langford is also out. Still has soreness in calf. – 5:54 PM
Marc D’Amico @celtics
Coach Udoka: “We hit a lot of adversity early with guys in and out, but what we’ve done well throughout the preseason and so far is throw guys in there, and they’ve all done well.” – 5:43 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Miles Bridges is going to end up costing the Hornets about $30M more than had they just signed him to an extension. – 5:38 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka said that there is an opportunity for Enes Kanter, Juancho Hernangomez and Jabari Parker to see some minutes tonight with Al Horford out. – 5:37 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Ime Udoka said the Celtics are looking to play with more pace. They want to push and run more. – 5:35 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
Jaylen Brown will play tonight. Ime Ud9ka said JB will likely be in the 30-minute range. Al Horford (abductor) and Romeo Langford (calf) both out tonight. – 5:35 PM
Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
Jaylen Brown will play. Al Horford, Romeo Langford are out.
Ime Udoka says Celtics are being “cautious” with Al.
Old friend Terry Rozier is out for the Hornets. – 5:34 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Dennis Schroder will start for Al Horford who is out for night – 5:34 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters tonight:
Dennis Schroder
Marcus Smart
Jaylen Brown
Jayson Tatum
Robert Williams – 5:34 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Dennis Schröder will start for the Celtics tonight — Smart, Tatum, Brown, Rob, Dennis – 5:34 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Al Horford and Romeo Langford are out tonight at Charlotte. Jaylen Brown will play and Dennis Schroder will start again. Terry Rozier and PJ Washington are out for Charlotte. – 5:34 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Al Horford and Romeo Langford are OUT tonight #Celtics #Hornets5:33 PM
Mark Murphy @Murf56
Per Ime Udoka: Jaylen Brown will play tonight. Romeo Langford (calf) and Al Horford (groin) are out. – 5:33 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Al Horford is out tonight. Ime Udoka says they’re being cautious with it – 5:33 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Al Horford and Romeo Langford are both OUT tonight. – 5:33 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Jaylen Brown WILL play tonight #Celtics5:33 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown will play tonight. – 5:32 PM
John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
Jaylen Brown will play tonight – 5:32 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jaylen Brown will play tonight. – 5:32 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Join me and @Danny Leroux live on League Pass, tonight at 7 ET for Celtics/Hornets!
Will be answering your NBA questions throughout the broadcast, send yours in using #NBACast pic.twitter.com/IqMEGXbLQf5:30 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
JB also said the plan for right now is not to rest Gordon Hayward in back-to-backs. Could change but not in the cards at the moment. – 5:29 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Buzz City. We here.
#Celtics and #Hornets coming up at 7. Terry Rozier is out. But, We get to see Gordon Hayward on the floor for the first time since leaving Boston.
📸: @eileen_omalley @ Spectrum Center instagram.com/p/CVd3kidLq1p/…5:28 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
James Borrego said he doesn’t know much about PJ Washington’s status beyond him being out tonight. Expects Nick Richards to be in the rotation against the Celtics eating up some of those available minutes. – 5:25 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Terry Rozier and PJ Washington are OUT tonight for #Hornets. #Celtics5:18 PM
Rod Boone @rodboone
PJ Washington has been downgraded to out for tonight’s game against Boston. – 5:14 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Hornets say forward PJ Washington, right knee sprain, has been downgraded to out for tonight’s game against the Celtics and will be listed as day to day moving forward. – 5:14 PM
Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR
INJURY UPDATE: @Charlotte Hornets forward PJ Washington, right knee sprain, has been downgraded to out for tonight’s game against the Celtics and will be listed as day to day moving forward. #AllFly5:13 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Greetings from Charlotte where Grant Williams is getting in some more 3-point shooting pregame pic.twitter.com/Rq3KPemign5:03 PM

J. Kyle Mann @jkylemann
lmao lamelo does not touch this ball with his other hand
right hand catch, right overhand throw in rhythm and on the money to bridges pic.twitter.com/SSIB2EqJpP4:54 PM

Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
On the call tonight for Celtics/Hornets at 7 ET with @Nate Duncan!
Join us live on League Pass and send in your NBA questions using #NBACast pic.twitter.com/Eo09Y5CNpp4:44 PM

Josh Martin @LonzoWire
The Hornets forward wins Player of the Week for the first time in his career. lonzowire.usatoday.com/2021/10/25/mil…4:41 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
new Open Floor with @Chris Herring:
—disappointing teams (nets, lakers, and celtics)
—pleasant surprises (bulls, hornets, and wizards)
—the season’s most enjoyable positionless lineups
—more!
listen and subscribe here! link.chtbl.com/open-floor?sid…4:21 PM
Josh Martin @LonzoWire
LaMelo Ball and Jay-Z spoke briefly at halftime during Charlotte’s 16-point victory. lonzowire.usatoday.com/2021/10/24/wat…4:00 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
LIVE Boston Sports Beat: Jaylen Hurt | Pats Blowout Jets | Bruins Impressions | Sox Run Ends in ALCS | Powered by @BetUS_Official twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…4:00 PM
Bill Ingram @TheRocketGuy
The Rundown v102521 – Lakers, Celtics Finally Get in the Win Column – backsportspage.com/lakers-celtics… #BackSportsPage #NBA @RealTMoneyMedia3:49 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Charlotte’s Miles Bridges, who had his second straight 30-point game Sunday in a victory over the Nets, is the Eastern Conference player of the week. Stephen Curry wins in the West. – 3:45 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Miles Bridges was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
Seth Curry (20.3 points on an 88% true shooting) was named a finalist for the award. – 3:40 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Stephen Curry was named NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week while Miles Bridges was given Eastern honors. pic.twitter.com/2rg9huscjh3:37 PM

Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
#Cavs rookie Evan Mobley was one of the nominees for Eastern Conference Player of the Week. He did not win tho. Miles Bridges of the Hornets did. Stephen Curry got the honor in the Western Conference. – 3:35 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Spencer Dinwiddie was nominated for Eastern Conference player of the week. Miles Bridges won the award. – 3:34 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
I mistyped and deleted the first tweet: Charlotte’s MILES BRIDGES and Golden State’s Stephen Curry were just named East and West Player of the Week.
Bridges just posted the first consecutive 30-point games of his career to help the Hornets to the first 3-0 start in team history – 3:33 PM
David Morrow @_DavidMorrow
East/West Players of the Week:
Miles Bridges, Stephen Curry – 3:31 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
NBA’s West and East Players of the Week for opening week: Warriors’ Stephen Curry and Hornets’ Miles Bridges. – 3:30 PM
Cody Taylor @CodyTaylorNBA
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges have been named the NBA Western and Eastern Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for Week 1 of the 2021-22 season (Oct. 19-24). pic.twitter.com/aHbBWnkiTx3:30 PM

Austin Kent @AustinKent
🗒️ please fill in the blanks 🖋️
Oct. 20 – Jaylen Brown – 46 points
Oct. 21 – Steph Curry – 45 points
Oct. 22 – Myles Turner – 40 points
Oct. 23 – Paul George – 41 points
Oct. 24 – Ja Morant – 40 points
Oct. 25 – _____________ – __ points
(obligatory #ThisLeague) – 2:32 PM
Aran Smith @nbadraftnet
ICYMI: our scouting report on Kok Yat from October 6th. Yat is a cousin JT Thor but a more fluid athlete. A potential sleeper for the 2022 draft and is currently projected as an early seconder on our 2023 mock.
https://t.co/eED3AeRlcc pic.twitter.com/sPKq5OLYtk2:27 PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
Our first NBA Weekend Winners & Losers pod of the season, feat. the Hornets, Blazers, Bulls, Ja Morant, Pelicans, James Harden + more!
Who’d we miss?
📼: https://t.co/Zc4YZHyGfa
🍎: https://t.co/XjSclyJYjS
✳️: https://t.co/YpCkqbnDWC
🅰️: https://t.co/v1qudKTb56 pic.twitter.com/xTUeOcBYlh1:34 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
I don’t want this pass from Robert Williams to be lost in the shuffle. Haven’t seen too much of this from Rob so far this season. C’s need to do a lot more cutting off Rob & let him find them pic.twitter.com/I2QcFgzNEs1:32 PM

Rod Boone @rodboone
🚨 Introducing The QC Hornets’ Nest. It’s @theobserver‘s newest podcast giving you the kind of #Hornets content and insight you can’t get anywhere else. Y’all ready? 🐝🗣🏀
megaphone.link/MCCLATCHY90583…1:17 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Which 1-2 team shouldn’t be in my Top 5 power rankings?
#Suns: Lost by 29 at Portland.
#Nets: Lost at home to Charlotte.
#Lakers: Started 0-2.
Which undefeated team should be Top 5?
#Nuggets: Beat Suns.
#Warriors: Beat Lakers.
#Bulls: 1st team to 3-0. https://t.co/thuyiWz02d pic.twitter.com/CX1qURvT5s1:07 PM

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