Celtics

BSJ Game Report: Celtics 90, Hornets 87

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Everything you need to know about the Celtics’ 90-87 win over the Hornets in quickie form.

HEADLINES

Incredible comeback: The Celtics trailed by as many as 18 points in the second half, but the shorthanded hosts relied on some unlikely sources to push them back into the game. Shane Larkin (16 points), Jayson Tatum (16 points) and Terry Rozier (15 points) were all pivotal contributors down the stretch to help the C’s erase the double-digit deficit and pull off the improbable win.  

Injury bug hits again: The Celtics were without Kyrie Irving for the final 46 minutes of this contest as the All-Star guard went down with a possible concussion after an elbow from Aron Baynes connected with his face. He walked off the floor under his own power but odds are he’ll miss some time given the severity of the contact.  

Eleven in a row: The Hornets looked like they had this game gift wrapped to them with three All-Stars sidelined for the Celtics, but Boston outscored Charlotte 26-11 in the fourth quarter and 49-30 in the second half to escape with their 11th consecutive win. They remain atop of the NBA with an 11-2 record.   

TURNING POINT