Walker's Hornets Complete Big Comeback Against Celtics, 124-117
CHARLOTTE--The Hornets will try to use the momentum of Thursday night's win against the Timberwolves, to get a victory against a Boston Celtics' team that beat them by 32 points in January.
These two teams are meeting for the fourth and final time this season. In the last meeting, on Jan. 30, the Celtics exploded for 57 second half point en route to 126-94 win at TD Garden. On that night, Boston's Jaylen Brown notched a double-double, scoring 24 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Kemba Walker led Charlotte's attack with 21 points. Malik Monk added 16 points for the Hornets.
Before the game, former Hornet/Bobcat, Al Jefferson addressed the media. Jefferson spoke about his former teammate, Kemba Walker.
Here's former #NBA player Al Jefferson discussing Kemba Walker's impending free agency. Jefferson is sharing his outlook on the business of basketball. His comments do not reflect Walker's views...#hornets30 pic.twitter.com/SpLkGfwCqF— Carolina Sports Link (@NCSportsLink) March 23, 2019
• Who: Boston (43-29) Charlotte (32-39)
• When: 7:00 p.m. (ET)
• Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC
• TV: Fox Sports Southeast
• Radio: WFNZ – 102.5 FM | 610 AM
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Photo Credit: Ryan Hedrick/Carolina Sports Link
1st QT - Kyrie Irving scored 16 points as the Celtics sprinted out to six point lead. Miles Bridges and Kemba Walker each scored seven points. There were four lead changes and one tie in the quarter. Boston shot 59 percent in the quarter. (35-29 CELTS)
2nd QT - Three Hornets' players have scored at least seven points. After scoring 24 points in the Jan. 30 match-up, Jaylen Brown is having another nice game (17). Nice crowd is watching this game on Saturday night. Irving and Brown combined to score 35 points.
HALFTIME SCORE: 64-63 CELTS
4th QT - Hornets now on 21-5 run to cut Celtics lead to 117-115.
4th QT - Kemba Walker is one assist away from a triple-double. Walker is having a huge fourth quarter.
4th QT - Kyrie Irving misses a three-pointer with 5.9 sec remaining. Walker hits two free throws and the Hornets go up 123-117.