Final: Celtics 108, Hornets 87 — C’s cruise to sixth straight win

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The Celtics got their sixth straight win of the year on Wednesday night and it ended up being their easiest as they controlled the better part of 48 minutes against the Hornets in a 108-87 win. Kemba Walker struggled early on in his Charlotte homecoming but recovered with 11 second half points to post 14 points and 6 assists on the night. In the face of those early woes, Gordon Hayward (20 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists) and Jayson Tatum (23 points, 9 rebounds) picked up the slack, setting the pace for five Celtics in double figures including Jaylen Brown (12 points) in his return to the line. Strong defense in this one kept the Hornets from ever threatening in the second half as they were limited to just 38 percent shooting from the field and 19 percent shooting from 3-point range. No Hornet struggled more than Terry Rozier who managed just three points (1-of-11 FG) in his first matchup against his former team.