The Boston Celtics had five players score in double figures and stretched their home winning streak to nine games by breezing past the Charlotte Hornets 140-105 Monday night in a battle between short-handed teams.
Jayson Tatum, who sat out Sunday’s 130-121 victory over the Washington Wizards with ankle soreness, led the Celtics with 35 points in 30 minutes. Boston received 22 points from Marcus Smart, 21 from Malcolm Brogdon, 15 from Derrick White and 11 from Sam Hauser. Smart also had a career-high 15 assists.
Boston shot 59.1 percent from the field (55 of 93) and tied the franchise record for 3-pointers in a home game with 24. Eleven of the 12 Boston players who played in the…
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