Celtics

Final: Celtics 116, Hornets 86 – Celtics bury Charlotte under barrage of 3-pointers

WHO: Celtics (24-25) vs. Hornets (25-23)
WHEN: 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: TD Garden
RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub
TV: NBC Sports Boston

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS

Celtics
G: Kemba Walker
G: Marcus Smart
SF: Jaylen Brown
PF: Jayson Tatum
C: Robert Williams III

Hornets
G: Terry Rozier
G: Devonte Graham
SF: Miles Bridges
PF: PJ Washington
C: Bismack Biyombo

LIVE COVERAGE, by John Karalis

Fourth quarter

  • We are now in extended garbage time. They are now up to 48 3-point attempts, their second highest of the season (55). The 21 makes are their third-highest (23, 22)

Third quarter

  • Marcus Smart has come out of the half looking for his own shot a bit. He started with a banked-in 3
  • The Celtics pushed their lead up to 19 but there has been a little bit of sloppiness here that is concerning
  • The Celtics are firing away from 3. Their post-All-Star focus on the deep ball is really taking hold. with 2:24 to go in the quarter, half of Boston's 32 baskets are 3's. 38 of their 63 attempts are from 3.
  • Jayson Tatum has scored 15 points in the quarter, including a buzzer-beating 3.
  • Boston shot 8-14 from deep in the quarter, nearly doubling their total from the first half (10)

Second quarter