Wednesday, May 25 2022

Through 3 Quarters

We’ve seen some fireworks three quarters in as the Charlotte Hornets and the Boston Celtics have combined for 196 points. Either team is in a position to win, but Charlotte leads 99-97. Small forward Miles Bridges has led the way so far for the Hornets, as he has 21 points in addition to eight boards.

Charlotte and Boston came into this matchup with previous-game wins. It’s looking like Charlotte will be able to keep the momentum, but Boston still has a quarter to right the ship.

Who’s Playing

Boston @ Charlotte

Current Records: Boston 1-2; Charlotte 3-0

What to Know

The Boston Celtics are 16-4 against the Charlotte Hornets since December of 2015, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success Monday. They will face off at 7 p.m. ET Oct. 25 at Spectrum Center without much rest after finishing up games yesterday. The contest is expected to be a close one, with Boston going off at just a 1.5-point favorite.

The Celtics beat the Houston Rockets 107-97 on Sunday. Small forward Jayson Tatum was the offensive standout of the game for Boston, picking up 31 points along with nine boards.

Meanwhile, Charlotte strolled past the Brooklyn Nets with points to spare on Sunday, taking the matchup 111-95. Charlotte can attribute much of their success to small forward Miles Bridges, who had 32 points in addition to nine rebounds.

Boston is now 1-2 while the Hornets sit at 3-0. Two numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Celtics have allowed their opponents an average of 10.7 steals per game, the third most in the league. To make matters even worse for Boston, Charlotte enters the game with 10.67 steals per game on average, good for third best in the league. In other words, Boston will need to work extra hard to take care of the ball.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Spectrum Center — Charlotte, North Carolina
  • TV: Bally Sports SE Charlotte
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $8.90

Odds

The Celtics are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Hornets, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Celtics as a 1-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Boston have won 16 out of their last 20 games against Charlotte.

  • Apr 28, 2021 – Boston 120 vs. Charlotte 111
  • Apr 25, 2021 – Charlotte 125 vs. Boston 104
  • Apr 04, 2021 – Boston 116 vs. Charlotte 86
  • Dec 31, 2019 – Boston 109 vs. Charlotte 92
  • Dec 22, 2019 – Boston 119 vs. Charlotte 93
  • Nov 07, 2019 – Boston 108 vs. Charlotte 87
  • Mar 23, 2019 – Charlotte 124 vs. Boston 117
  • Jan 30, 2019 – Boston 126 vs. Charlotte 94
  • Dec 23, 2018 – Boston 119 vs. Charlotte 103
  • Nov 19, 2018 – Charlotte 117 vs. Boston 112
  • Feb 28, 2018 – Boston 134 vs. Charlotte 106
  • Dec 27, 2017 – Boston 102 vs. Charlotte 91
  • Nov 10, 2017 – Boston 90 vs. Charlotte 87
  • Apr 08, 2017 – Boston 121 vs. Charlotte 114
  • Jan 16, 2017 – Boston 108 vs. Charlotte 98
  • Dec 16, 2016 – Boston 96 vs. Charlotte 88
  • Oct 29, 2016 – Boston 104 vs. Charlotte 98
  • Apr 11, 2016 – Charlotte 114 vs. Boston 100
  • Dec 23, 2015 – Boston 102 vs. Charlotte 89
  • Dec 12, 2015 – Boston 98 vs. Charlotte 93

Injury Report for Charlotte

  • Terry Rozier: Out (Ankle)
  • P.J. Washington: Out (Knee)

Injury Report for Boston

  • Al Horford: Out (Hip)
  • Romeo Langford: Out (Calf)

Source: CBSSports.com

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