Hornets 105, Celtics 140: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Hornets 105, Celtics 140: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Hornets 105, Celtics 140: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Charlotte Hornets (6-15) play against the Boston Celtics (4-4) at TD Garden

Game Time: 7:30 PM EST on Monday November 28, 2022

Charlotte Hornets 105, Boston Celtics 140 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
The Celtics now have five of the top fifteen 3-point shooters in the NBA.
Malcolm Brogdon has hit 15 of his last 21 from distance to move into the top ten.
(The Celtics are shooting over 40% from 3, and neither Jayson Tatum nor Jaylen Brown is in the top 100…yet.) pic.twitter.com/lZFFUpnzLz1:15 AM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Andrew Nembhard, aka New Brogdon, 3 caps a game-closing 32-14 run in last 9:29 for Pacers on second night of a back-to-back.
Lakers were up 101-84 and homie won a bunch of money at the end of the 3rd. At least one person didn’t fumble the bag in that building – 1:03 AM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
NBA +/- LEADERS
1. TATUM, BOS +169
2. Jokic, Den +163
3. Curry, GSW +162
4. HAUSER, BOS +145
5. Osman, Cle +141
6. WHITE, BOS +138
7. Holiday, Mil +136
Bridges, Pho +136 – 1:01 AM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Another night, another offensive explosion that was accompanied by a W. pic.twitter.com/c99saUEQcS12:42 AM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
35 for Jayson Tatum in 30 minutes Monday.
44 for Devin Booker, 45 for Kevin Durant, quite the night in the NBA scoring race… pic.twitter.com/apiuh2kjHn12:30 AM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
New on BSJ: Blake Griffin gives us a glimpse of his past on the floor, and his teammates a unique perspective they need off it bostonsportsjournal.com/2022/11/28/bla…12:27 AM
James Ham @James_HamNBA
If you want to be the best, you have to beat the best, part 2. After falling to the Celtics on Friday night, the Kings battled the 1st place Suns looking for a 7th straight home win. Devin Booker went off, leading the Suns to a 122-117 win. Here are 6 quick thoughts.. – 12:22 AM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Luke Kornet provides an update on his patented contest after Mazzulla saw defenders solving it: https://t.co/78GMsbM4HK pic.twitter.com/AjNeXEwr1L11:57 PM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
BSJ Game Report: Celtics 140, Hornets 105 – Celtics offense crushes shorthanded Hornets bostonsportsjournal.com/2022/11/28/-bs…11:14 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
At the quarter-pole of the NBA season, the Celtics are not only the best offensive team in league history.
The gap between them and the ’21 Nets is now larger than the gap between the ’21 Nets and the ’21 Hawks…18th on the all-time list. pic.twitter.com/kc79w3c6s011:06 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Marcus Smart is the 13th player in NBA history, and the first Celtic, with 15 assists and 6 3’s in the same game. – 10:59 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Luke Kornet or Stromile Swift? youtube.com/watch?v=RM7cqI…10:57 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Marcus Smart with 15 assists tonight. He’s got as many ten-plus assists games this season (five) as he did all of last season. The idiots that thought @Marcus Smart wasn’t a point guard a year ago — I was one of them — were wayyyy off. – 10:55 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
The Celtics missed 13 of their last 18 shots Monday night and still made the top ten on this list… pic.twitter.com/kjl02vu4Oi10:54 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
“When you make a mistake, [the Celtics] make you pay. I would have liked to see us be better technically with the things that we’re doing… I don’t think it was some terrible effort. They’re really good and we need to play better.” – Coach Clifford
📝 @sam_perley10:43 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Celtics scored 140 tonight.
Fun fact: the last time Boston scored 140 in a loss was in a game played at Syracuse. So it’s been a minute. – 10:38 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Luke Kornet said the Stromile Swift bird celebration came from Grant “just elevating on guys” last year.
“Grant has some similarities. But I, myself, it was like looking in the mirror. Today, I deemed it appropriate.”
What similarities?
“Explosive athleticism. Next question.” pic.twitter.com/2IFVHyxP2c10:38 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Malcolm Brogdon: “It’s honestly a very common conversation I have with guys, just about appreciating where they are. Marcus, Jayson, Jaylen, Grant, these guys haven’t seen other teams. So they don’t know how other organizations, other teams, how everything works in other places.” – 10:28 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
The numbers say it all for tonight’s @Gatorade Player of the Game 🫡 pic.twitter.com/HIggipMZtY10:22 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Malcolm Brogdon asked if he’s ever been a part of a team like this: “No, nothing close. This is a treat for any NBA player.” – 10:19 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Malcolm Brogdon on the Celtics offense: “Honestly, great.”
He said he’s never been a part of any offense close to this.
“This is a treat.” – 10:19 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
Full Court Press Newsletter: Blake Griffin (Sort Of) Has a Back To The Future Kind of Game For the Celtics sherrod.substack.com/p/blake-griffi…10:16 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Marcus Smart asked how he is seeing the court right now:
“With x-ray vision.” – 10:13 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Kornet lead the flock in tonight’s @JetBlue Play of the Game 🕊 pic.twitter.com/BaX6HBqvr610:13 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Lead the flock, Kornet 🕊 pic.twitter.com/IesMwMkS1Y10:11 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Marcus Smart led us to a hot start and we never cooled off. nba.com/celtics/news/g…10:07 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Luke Kornet on the bird flapping celebration: “It was an homage to Stromile Swift.” – 10:06 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Big Korn talks about how having FUN is the key to our success ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/cnkRFN8Sdg9:58 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
And Jayson Tatum ahs one more game Wednesday to add to his latest Celtics record… pic.twitter.com/8tZHTOu0UV9:56 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Joe Mazzulla was asked in part about the Celtics’ great vibes: “I don’t have great vibes after a big win like this, so don’t put me in that category.” – 9:56 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Mazzulla emphasizes that the #Celtics‘ roster has great people, like Blake Griffin.
“He can give us a lot. He’s really physical. He screens well … and his defensive communication is really good … there’s going to be moments where we really need him” – 9:54 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Joe Mazzulla says the #Celtics need to value possessions and spacing, and if they do those two things they won’t have off nights offensively. Said he didn’t see it consistently tonight, and they got away with it. They might not other nights
“We have plenty of room to get better” – 9:53 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Joe Mazzulla says of Blake Griffin, “I like Blake because he’s a great person.” Says Griffin is the perfect teammate for this group. – 9:52 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Joe Mazzulla on Blake Griffin: “He’s been great for our team on and off the floor.” – 9:51 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Jalen McDaniels: 24 PTS, 2 AST
Kelly Oubre Jr: 22 PTS, 5 REB
PJ Washington: 16 PTS, 2 AST
Presented by @drpepper pic.twitter.com/4sDZaHwysk9:51 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
New: Blake Griffin made just his eighth appearance of the season on Monday night for the Celtics but left a memorable impression in his new role during Boston’s dominant win masslive.com/celtics/2022/1…9:48 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
LIVE Garden Report: Celtics vs Hornets Postgame Show | Powered by @AthleticGreens @betonline_ag and @calm twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…9:48 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
LIVE Garden Report: Celtics vs Hornets Postgame Show | Powered by @AthleticGreens @betonline_ag and @calm twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…9:48 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Luke Kornet is just Celtics Cousin Greg – 9:47 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Jayson Tatum, a +45 tonight, takes over the league lead in +/- for the moment. – 9:45 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Celtics shoot 59% and match the franchise record for 3’s in a home game.
They’ve won 13 of 14, 9 straight at home.
They’re an NBA best 17-4. pic.twitter.com/IN8ISQEgpC9:40 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics win 140-105
Tatum – 35 points
Smart – 22 points, 15 assists (career-high)
Brogdon – 21/5/6
White – 15 points
Hauser – 11 points
Kornet – 9 points
Griffin – 9 points
Grant – 8/4/4
Celtics – 59.1% FGs
Celtics – 24-52 3Ps
Celtics – 40 assists
Hornets – lost by 35 points – 9:40 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
We’ve got three days to rest & prep for Friday. pic.twitter.com/gVHfnQfNcN9:40 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“There’s a method to it.”
Monty Williams on #Kings offense as Sacramento is 2nd in the #NBA in offensive rating behind #Celtics.
#Suns are third in offensive rating. pic.twitter.com/5telvwtqHi9:40 PM

Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
40 assists and 24 made threes tonight. The Celtics offense is insanity. – 9:40 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics crush Hornets 140-105 to improve to 4-0 on homestand. – 9:38 PM
Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
At quarter mark of the season, Celtics are 3 wins better than closest rival. An offense on a historic pace is now 4 points better than nearest team.
So much for all that fretting about a potential slow start. – 9:38 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Bench players with 20/5/5 on 70 FG% in a game this season:
— Kevin Love
— Malcolm Brogdon pic.twitter.com/vgwUjrTPZi9:37 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
there is a guy in the stands repeatedly screaming “JAYSON TATUM LOOK AT ME” and Tatum is like the only guy on the bench not turning around cause he understands the assignment – 9:36 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
The Celtics have 40 assists as a team for the first time since Dec. 19, 2008. That’s the only other time the franchise has reached that mark since the 1990s. – 9:34 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Marcus Smart tonight:
22 PTS
15 AST
8-11 FG
6-9 3P
Top __ point guard in the NBA. pic.twitter.com/Pui2T2GW4U9:32 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Tatum tonight:
35 PTS
4 3P
+45 in just 30 minutes. pic.twitter.com/KnCFwcpRUC9:31 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Someone pull out the slam cam 🎥#SunLifeDunk4Diabetes pic.twitter.com/MTvIJHbOo19:29 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Kabengele with the alley-oop dunk for his first Boston basket. – 9:26 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Every Celtics big gets a lob tonight. First basket for Kabengele in Boston. – 9:26 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics have six points in the first six minutes of the fourth quarter.
They’re up 35. – 9:25 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Fi and Vonleh both boxed out Nick Richards and Richards still jumped over both of them for the offensive rebound – 9:23 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The only bummer tonight? JD Davison is inactive. – 9:22 PM
Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach
Mfiondu Kabengele making his Celtics debut. – 9:22 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Mfiondu Kabengele is making his Celtics debut. – 9:22 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Mfiondu Kabengele makes his official Celtics debut – 9:22 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Blake Griffin has barely played all month and dude is diving all over the place for hustle plays. He’s a madman and the fans love it. – 9:20 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Celtics are six 3’s shy of the franchise record set three weeks ago at Madison Square Garden.
And over 10 minutes left to get them. pic.twitter.com/o78K3Sb3uT9:18 PM

Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Marcus Smart has 62 assists over his last 7 games. – 9:18 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Boston might drop 150 on Charlotte despite letting their bench play the entire fourth quarter. – 9:17 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Rob Williams hasn’t even played yet this season…😂😂😂 – 9:14 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 121-82 after three
Tatum – 35 points
Smart – 22 points, 15 assists
Brogdon – 21/5/6
White – 15 points
Griffin – 9 points
Kornet – 9 points, 8 rebounds
Celtics – 67.6% FGs
Celtics – 19-36 3Ps
Celtics – 34 assists on 48 baskets
Hornets – Not their night – 9:14 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Big 3rd from the C’s ✅ pic.twitter.com/NAfuHkmY3U9:13 PM

Carl Steward @stewardsfolly
Celtics 121, Hornets 82 … at the end of the THIRD quarter. – 9:12 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
The Celtics lead the NBA, scoring 120 points per game.
They just scored their 121st point tonight with :27 left…
…in the 3rd quarter. – 9:12 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
The best the Celtics have ever shot in a game is 67.9 percent. They are shooting 67.6 percent here after three quarters. – 9:11 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics franchise record for points is 173 FWIW. – 9:11 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Marcus Smart has 15 assists. That’s a new career-high. – 9:10 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Every time Luke Kornet throws down an alley-oop (or throws it at the rim and it somehow goes in) he and the bench start doing a little dove flapping its wings thing with their hands – 9:10 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Marcus Smart has a new career-high with 15 assists through three quarters. – 9:10 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Put Blake Griffin & Luke Kornet at the podium tonight. – 9:10 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
15 assists now for Marcus Smart – 9:10 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Career-high 15 assists for Marcus Smart. – 9:10 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Marcus Smart has a new career-high with 14 assists in just three quarters. – 9:10 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I know my guy @Bobby Manning thinks he’s having a fever dream with this Luke Kornet game. – 9:09 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Kornet blocks Kai Jones on the put back try! – 9:08 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
The Wizards have scored 122 points, and there’s 8:35 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Wizards’ previous season-high point total was 121, set three times, including in yesterday’s loss in Boston. – 9:05 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Marcus Smart 10 assist games:
5 — Last season
5 — This season
There are 61 games left. pic.twitter.com/Ayu0pz2G0o9:05 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
In-N-Out to the jam 🔨#SunLifeDunk4Diabetes pic.twitter.com/XybvnvvR5o9:05 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Never mind playing in the third quarter, Jayson Tatum should probably just leave TD Garden and put Deuce to bed early.
And he can take a few teammates with him too. – 9:04 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
The Celtics are shooting 67.7 percent from the field, including 52.9 percent (18 for 34) on 3-point attempts. They have 110 points already with 2:46 left in the third quarter. – 9:04 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
#Celtics 53% from 3 on 34 tries. – 9:03 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
35 points in 26 minutes for Jayson Tatum on 15-26 shooting.
Everything is super easy for him in this one. There’s a red carpet to the rim for him – 9:03 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Tatum busts a 9-0 Hornets run with a loud finish. – 9:02 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Luke Kornet with the slam and the 👐 pic.twitter.com/cx1andGYl09:01 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum has 30 points with half of the third quarter left. He could go for 50+, but I doubt he’ll play long enough. – 8:59 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Throw those wings up and fly big fella 🕊 #SunLifeDunk4Diabetes pic.twitter.com/5G8DPRL1Cl8:59 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics are having so much fun and they are fun to watch. – 8:57 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Gotta hand it to Grant for making the diving play up 29… the ensuing Kornet alley oop makes it a 31 point lead, Boston’s biggest of the night – 8:55 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Assistant coach Matt Reynolds touches on our continued hot streak on offense and Blake Griffin’s ability to step in and deliver as a starter.
Tune in now to @NBCSBoston pic.twitter.com/G2Viu3Z4PG8:55 PM
Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach
With 8 minutes left in the third quarter Tatum has already taken 22 shots lol – 8:53 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Luke Kornet level halftime show by this lil kid pic.twitter.com/Jk96YvLrtd8:53 PM

Boston Celtics @celtics
Assistant coach Matt Reynolds touches on our continued hot streak on offense and Blake Griffin’s ability to step in and deliver as a starter.
Tune in now to @NBCSBoston pic.twitter.com/K2U5Mlt7Uq8:52 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Layup line for Tatum with 28 to start the 3rd. Griffin, meanwhile, heading to the bench with 4 fouls in favor of Kornet. – 8:51 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Assistant coach Matt Reynolds touches on our continued hot streak on offense and Blake Griffin’s ability to step in and deliver as a starter. pic.twitter.com/b8fjNh3RqY8:46 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
This is what the Celtics shooting feels like each night: pic.twitter.com/jco4Dm4MDd8:43 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
In the shot-clock era, there have been 122 games where the Celtics failed to make 30 shots.
They made 30 in the first half.
30-45 from the floor
14-25 from three
78-55, Boston at the half. – 8:42 PM
Carl Steward @stewardsfolly
The Celtics are just hammering everybody. It’s like they’re still pissed about the Finals. Probably are. – 8:42 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
The Celtics have missed 4 free throws in the last 12 quarters they’ve played. – 8:39 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
The Celtics just dropped 78 points in a half where they also had 10 turnovers.
That’s how ridiculous Boston is shooting the ball. – 8:35 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 78-55 at the half
Tatum – 22 points
Brogdon – 17/4/5
Smart – 16 points, 8 assists
White – 11 points
Griffin – 9 points
Celtics – 66.7% FGs
Celtics – 14-25 3Ps
Washington – 12 points
McDaniels – 11 points
Oubre – 10 points
McGowens – 10 points
Hornets – 50% FGs – 8:35 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
havent seen the celtics players get so excited for a teammate to score as they do for blake griffin since probably tacko – 8:32 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
If Blake Griffin is on the floor, he’s drawing a charge – 8:29 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
blake griffin only leaves the ground 5x a game, but he makes it count – 8:28 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Malcolm Brogdon is 7 for 7 from the field. Marcus Smart is 6 for 7. Jayson Tatum is 8 for 13. – 8:28 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Showing utter disdain for his opponent’s abilities Tatum is taking a short, mid-round breather to converse with actor Charlie Sheen pic.twitter.com/r7d5S612gF8:27 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Do ya thing 91 😤#SunLifeDunk4Diabetes pic.twitter.com/9NwTc3xNhb8:25 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum LOVED that Blake Griffin alley-oop dunk. – 8:24 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
Oh boy, Tatum hunting Bouknight on defense, calling for his defender to screen to force the switch. Offensively, he’s 1-5 and has had some pretty off the mark misses. Tough start, let’s see if he picks it up in the 2nd half like last game. – 8:24 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Jayson Tatum is meeting minimal resistence on his way to the rim – 8:22 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
A+ reaction from Celtics bench during the Blake Griffin lob. – 8:22 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
Blake Griffin with a Back-To-The-Future moment with the lob dunk. #ThisDayInCelticsHistory8:21 PM
Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
Blake Griffin Time Machine! – 8:21 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Blake Griffin just caught a thunderous alley-oop. Jayson Tatum absolutely loved it. – 8:21 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
A Blake Griffin one-handed dunk. Didn’t expect that. #Celtics #Hornets8:21 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
A Blake Griffin alley oop! – 8:21 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
BLAKE GRIFFIN JUST DUNKED! – 8:20 PM
Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach
Smart and Brogdon are a combined 11 for 12 from the field and 5 for 6 from three with 10 assists and 3 rebounds.
6:22 left in the second quarter. – 8:20 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Derrick White just passed out of a layup so open, both full sections behind the basket groaned in unison – 8:14 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Derrick White always makes the right play. So if he passes up a wide open layup to get Jayson Tatum a tightly contested 3, it’s cause he knows ball. – 8:14 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
Bryce McGowens showing the full package on back to back plays on both ends pic.twitter.com/kMBcUW4QLo8:14 PM

Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Pritchard with a Brogdon move in transition but Bryce McGowens is all over it. pic.twitter.com/aS1lBVf6Jv8:14 PM

NBA on ESPN @ESPNNBA
Ten 3-pointers is tied for the most in any quarter in Celtics history 😳 pic.twitter.com/fXkcAEMIX88:10 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
14 points on six shots for Malcolm Brogdon. – 8:09 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
The Celtics scored 45 points… in the first quarter 🤯 pic.twitter.com/xkjed38U0g8:09 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 45-19 after one. Yup
Tatum – 16 points
Smart – 10 points, 8 assists
Brogdon – 10 points
Celtics – 73.9% FGs
Celtics – 10-15 3Ps
Celtics – 6 turnovers
Oubre – 8 points
McDaniels – 6 points
Hornets – 40.9% FGs
Hornets – 0-6 3Ps
Hornets – 5 turnovers – 8:07 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Celtics up 45-19 after 1.
74% from the floor
67% (10-15) from three
(Without three starters) pic.twitter.com/QPrwszRHDm8:07 PM

Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Smart and Brogdon score 20 PTS with 10 AST in the 1Q. #Celtics lead 45-19, shot 10/15 from 3 and 17/23 from the field. #Hornets shut out (0/6) from three. – 8:06 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
The Celtics scored 45 points in the first despite six TOs. They had three players in double figures in the quarter, including Tatum with a team-high 16 points. Marcus Smart has 10 points and eight dimes. Brogdon has 10 points off the bench. Team has 13 dimes and 10 made 3s. – 8:06 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
The @Marcus Smart stat line is sick. In 10 minutes, he has 10 points and eight assists for the #Celtics who have a commanding 45-19 lead after the first quarter. pic.twitter.com/I8144uuePb8:05 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Celtics lead 45-19 after the first quarter. 10/15 from 3 and 6 TOs. They’re doing it all, for better and worse. – 8:05 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Payton Pritchard will get some run for Marcus Smart, who exits +26. – 8:03 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Marcus Smart checks out of the game one assist shy of a double-double, and we’re just 10 minutes into the game. – 8:03 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Droppin’ & swingin’ dimes early 👀 pic.twitter.com/KQ80ynrbk28:03 PM

James Plowright @British_Buzz
Celtics have shot it well, but the effort, energy and attention to detail for the Hornets on the court has not been good enough – 8:02 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
#Celtics record for 1st quarter points is 50. In case you’re curious. h/t Dick Lipe – 8:02 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Marcus Smart has 8 assists with 2:20 to go in the first quarter. – 8:01 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Marcus Smart’s career-high for assists is 13. He could surpass it in the first half. – 8:01 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
The Celtics have 10 made 3-pointers. Marcus Smart has 10 points and nine assists. There’s still 2:26 left in the first quarter. – 8:00 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
The Celtics lead 43-16 with 14 assists on 16 made baskets. pic.twitter.com/QHl3jZk2JL8:00 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
43-16 and Kornet now has the #hornets missing at the rim. This might become a historic night. – 8:00 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum has 16 points in 8 minutes. – 7:59 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
16 point first quarter for Tatum and there’s still 4 minutes left. – 7:59 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Marcus Smart has nine assists in eight minutes. – 7:59 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I spent the entire timeout looking for GIF to explain how incredible Boston is playing and none of them were good enough. – 7:59 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Marcus Smart has nine assists over the first eight minutes. What on earth. – 7:59 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
The Celtics have eight 3s with 4 minutes to go in the 1st quarter. Charlotte average ten 3s per game… Total – 7:58 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Marcus Smart has seven assists over the first 7:28. That’s kind of outrageous. – 7:58 PM
Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
Boston bludgeoning another opponent with three-point shooting. – 7:56 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics opening up the first quarter with a 75/66/100 shooting line. – 7:55 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
The Celtics have 33 points over the first 7:28. They already have eight made 3-pointers. The Hornets are shooting 8 for 12 from the field and still down 33-16. – 7:55 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Boston could score 150 points tonight if they push for it. – 7:55 PM
Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach
Celtics on pace for over 200 points let’s see how this thing plays out – 7:55 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
#hornets 6/6 FG in the paint. Two early fouls on Griffin, but he’s staying in the game. – 7:54 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Two early fouls on Blake Griffin, but he’s staying in because why not? – 7:53 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
The Hornets are shooting 66.7 percent through half a quarter and down by double digits. – 7:53 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Another 10PT lead for the #Celtics. They’ve built one in 18 out of their 21 games. – 7:53 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
You definitely made it JT 🤯 pic.twitter.com/hOj14xnMm87:52 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Just a small sample size of half a quarter so far. But I am not sure the Hornets, with many of their guys out, will be the team to slow down this Celtics offense. – 7:51 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Tatum is Tatuming early. – 7:50 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
It’s time to talk about the Kornet Kontest, because we got all the details about it before tonight’s game.
Catch the first half now on @NBCSBoston pic.twitter.com/7piVBQNoLh7:50 PM

Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Won’t matter if #Celtics keep piling up 3s, but it’s been a layup line for the #Hornets pulling Griffin out of the paint in actions. 19-12 BOS – 7:49 PM
Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
How is the Hornets transition defense that bad when they have 4 guys back – 7:49 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
How did Tatum throw that in? – 7:48 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Insane finish for Tatum falling to the floor through Oubre. – 7:48 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I mean the Hornets have run four sets for Mason Plumlee post-ups already. So, yeah. – 7:47 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Derrick White is now the greatest shooter in NBA history. I don’t make the rules. – 7:46 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Back to back 3s for White, who remains on fire behind the arc. Tatum with a nice pindown away from the ball and Smart found him from the post. – 7:46 PM
A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
Back-to-back 3s and then, drawing an offensive foul. Derrick White is making his presence felt in a big way at both ends of the floor. – 7:46 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
nice screen from Tatum to get White that open look. 11-4 Cs run to start the game – 7:45 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
Players can be in and out the lineup, but there’s no reason to get out worked by Blake Griffin on the offensive glass. Nobody boxing out, letting him use his momentum to get the ball – 7:45 PM
Abby Chin @tvabby
Feels like Blake Griffin’s been saving up all his energy for this start! #Celtics7:45 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
TD Garden loving Blake Griffin’s work on the offensive glass early which ultimately leads to a Derrick White 3. – 7:44 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Blake Griffin with a made 3-pointer on the opening possession, then two hustle rebounds to keep this possession alive. Solid start for him. – 7:44 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Al Horford is out tonight, so Blake Griffin makes the ceremonial first 3 of the game in his place – 7:42 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Blake Griffin ready to tip this one off. His first action since Nov. 16 in Atlanta pic.twitter.com/Oll2Ro1Bmn7:42 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Best part of your Monday: HORNETS HOOPS!
📍 – Boston, MA
🆚 – @Boston Celtics
⏰ – 7:30PM EST
📺 – @HornetsOnBally
📻 – @WFNZ 92.7 FM pic.twitter.com/qWzp65vvaP7:29 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters tonight:
Blake Griffin
Grant Williams
Jayson Tatum
Derrick White
Marcus Smart
Hornets starters:
Mason Plumlee
P.J. Washington
Jalen McDaniels
Kelly Oubre Jr.
Theo Maledon – 7:14 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Pascal Siakam is back in Toronto’s starting lineup tonight after missing 10 games with an adductor strain.
Jaylen Brown, meanwhile, is out for Boston with neck stiffness.
More NBA from me: marcstein.substack.com7:13 PM
Boston Celtics @celtics
Bringing you tonight’s starting five
@DraftKings pic.twitter.com/gj8WbXrA2E7:06 PM

Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
#Celtics starting Blake Griffin again in place of Al Horford on the B2B. – 7:04 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Hornets at Celtics – TD Garden – Nov. 28, 2022 – Starters
Boston – Smart, White, Tatum, G. Williams, Griffin
Charlotte – Maledon, Oubre Jr., McDaniels, Washington, Plumlee
OUT: Boston: Brown, Horford, R. Williams, Gallinari Charlotte: Ball, Hayward, Rozier, Martin, Smith Jr. pic.twitter.com/OhbLkwwPMM7:04 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Miss a game, miss a lot.
Jayson Tatum returns tonight having dropped from 1st to 5th in the NBA scoring race.
Jaylen Brown moved into the top 10 last night, but will likely drop out by missing tonight’s game. pic.twitter.com/1tilqlsrTF7:00 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
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Presented by @CrumblCookies pic.twitter.com/4aNs1GuWk56:52 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Theo Maledon is still in the league? – 6:39 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
INJURY REPORT at BOS
Terry Rozier (Illness) is out.
LaMelo Ball (L Ankle Sprain) is out.
Gordon Hayward (L Shoulder – Scapula Fracture) is out.
Cody Martin (L Knee Procedure) is out.
Dennis Smith Jr (L Ankle Sprain) is out.
Presented by @NovantHealth pic.twitter.com/DmPDFOwJkC6:37 PM

Chris Mannix @SIChrisMannix
NEW: Three-Points on @TheVolumeSports:
▪️Are Celtics better than last year?
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Jay King @ByJayKing
Steve Clifford said he feels “somewhat responsible” for how things have gone for Kemba Walker. Said Walker is special to him. Said he used to tell Michael Jordan, “I’m taking a year or two off his career” because of how many minutes Walker played in Charlotte. – 6:17 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Jaylen Brown will miss just his second game of the season on Monday night masslive.com/celtics/2022/1…6:15 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jaylen Brown has been downgraded to OUT for tonight’s game. – 6:14 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Steve Clifford says Gordon Hayward was in great shape coming into this season and says he’s just been unlucky.
“He put himself in a place to have a good year … he had some terrific games when he’s been able to play.” – 6:08 PM
Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Jaylen Brown is OUT for the #Celtics with neck stiffness. – 6:06 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Jaylen Brown is officially out tonight – 6:06 PM
James Plowright @British_Buzz
Theo Maledon confirmed to start for the first time this season per Coach Clifford – 6:05 PM
Chris Forsberg @ChrisForsberg_
Celtics say Jaylen Brown is OUT vs Hornets. – 6:04 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Jaylen Brown (neck stiffness) has been ruled out of tonight’s game, per the Celtics. – 6:04 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Jaylen Brown officially listed as OUT for tonight’s game – 6:04 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics have ruled Jaylen Brown out for tonight’s game. – 6:04 PM
Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach
Terry Rozier is out for the Hornets. – 6:01 PM
Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR
INJURY UPDATE: @Charlotte Hornets at BOS 11/28
Terry Rozier (Illness) has been downgraded to out. – 5:58 PM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
No restrictions on Tatum. Jaylen still questionable, seeing how he feels before the game. – 5:54 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Mazzulla on Sam Hauser: “Generates closeouts in random situations that allows our guys to attack gaps … knows when to cut, knows when to shoot … when you have a player like that, who you know can make shots … you’ve got to work to build a system that helps him grow.” – 5:48 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Jayson Tatum is good to play tonight. He will not have any restrictions. – 5:46 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Joe Mazzulla says Jaylen Brown is still a game time decision – 5:45 PM
Jay King @ByJayKing
Joe Mazzulla said Jaylen Brown is still questionable. He’ll test it out prior to the game. – 5:45 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Mazzulla on Jaylen Brown: “Still questionable. Will see how he feels.” – 5:45 PM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Jaylen Brown will be a game time decision tonight. – 5:45 PM
John Karalis @John_Karalis
Mfiondu Kabengele has been working on defense & drop coverage, shots around the paint, and now shooting. He’s active tonight with Horford out pic.twitter.com/BV5epQ6T5U5:36 PM

Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Ready and steady — #LetsFly pic.twitter.com/VXEI9ewUpx5:31 PM

Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Available #hornets tonight
Rozier
Oubre
Washington
Bouknight
Plumlee
Richards
Kai Jones
Mcgowens
McDaniels
Maledon – 5:17 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
Thank you Hornets fans! You showed your support last Friday when we wore this season’s mint and gold City Edition uniforms for the first time, breaking our all-time record for gameday merchandise sales!
#WearTheBuzz x #LetsFly pic.twitter.com/iePBXjhMiP4:54 PM

Indiana Pacers @Pacers
on this day in 1992, @Reggie Miller dropped our NBA franchise record with 57 points in a win over Charlotte.🐐 pic.twitter.com/a2gnrthaln4:15 PM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Now you can listen AND watch @TermineRadio & @Eddie Johnson – watch them live now till 7p ET on the @NBA App!
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Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
After tonight, the Celtics have a long stretch of playing teams that may or may not be better than their current records indicate pic.twitter.com/lDjPB8Y3hF2:15 PM

Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Marcus Smart in November: 11.8 PPG 3.1 RPG 7.6 APG 2.2 TOV 46.8% FG 38.5% 3PT 85% FT – 2:04 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
“The Celtics are just a fine-tuned machine”
@Frank Isola & @Brian Scalabrine on why the Boston Celtics are the best team in the NBA right now.
@Boston Celtics | #BleedGreen pic.twitter.com/7ZcPWQmYK72:01 PM

Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Jaylen Brown (neck stiffness) is questionable and Al Horford (back) is out tonight. – 1:35 PM
Charlotte Hornets @hornets
These dunks go crazy 🤪
#LetsFly | @drpepper pic.twitter.com/I8R6Yh1GYl1:30 PM

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