CHARLOTTE, N.C. – – When Hornets coach James Borrego talks to his players about how he wants them to play, he’ll point back to Sunday’s game.
The Hornets came out by hitting 10 of 12 shots to start the game, including 6 of 7 from 3-point range to build a 26-12 lead.
They never let up.
Graham connected on a behind-the-back pass to Washington for a dunk and Bridges came up with a ferocious block that led to Rozier’s 3 at the other end helping extend Charlotte’s lead to 17.
After Graham knocked down an open 3 off a 4-on-1 Hornets fast break to push the lead to 20, Celtics coach Brad Stevens had seen enough and emptied his bench with 3:30 remaining. Hornets had 22 assists on 24 baskets in the first half.