Devonte Graham scores 24 as Charlotte Hornets rout over Boston Celtics 125-104

Three Charlotte Hornets players' score a double-double in win over Boston Celtics

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Devonte Graham had 24 points and 9 assists and P.J.Washington chipped in with 22 points and 12 points as Chalotte Hornets knocked season best 39 assists against Boston Celtics. The home team beat Boston Celtics 125-104 with Terry Rozier also scoring a double-double with 21 points and 11assists. While Miles Bridges knocked 20 points. 

Talking about the Boston Celtics, Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown had 20 points and Jayson Tatum added 19 points and 11 rebounds for the away team, which has dropped two straight games after winning seven of its previous eight. The Boston Celtics were held to 38.6% shooting. 

Devonte Graham leads Charlotte Hornets in victory over Boston Celtics 

“When we play this hard and together and unselfish, this is the result,” Hornets Coach James Borrego said. “This is what winning basketball looks like. This is Hornets basketball and this is what it has to look like for us.” 

The Hornets have been using a small ball lineup with Washington starting at center and it seems to be working, depending on the matchup. The team’s five starters each had at least 13 points and combined for 33 assists. 

“It creates a lot of disadvantages for defenses,” Rozier said. “We have guys that can play all over the floor and that makes us very unpredictable.” 

Charlotte Hornets moved the ball well and finished with a season-high 39 assists while playing aggressive defense. Miles Bridges beat the buzzer with a 40-foot pull-up jumper at the end of the third quarter. 

Devonte 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 Hornets lead to 17. 

After Devonte 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. 

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