Three takeaways from the Boston Celtics 119-93 victory over the Charlotte Hornets Sunday night at TD Garden.
In a game that appeared to be going the Hornets way early as the team drilled a barrage of 3-pointers, the Celtics eventually took control of the game late in the second quarter and ran away with the game during the second half behind the hot hand of Jayson Tatum.
Scoring 22 points in the fourth quarter alone, Tatum logged a career night with 39 points to go along with 12 rebounds.
Kemba Walker added 23 points against his former team, while Jaylen Brown contributed 16 points. The bench performed well again, Brad Wanamaker contributed 8 assists off the bench, Enes Kanter was once again a monster on the boards with 13 rebounds while rookies Grant Williams and Romeo Langford combined for 20 points off the bench.
Terry Rozier, who got a nice ovation from the TD Garden crowed finished the game with 14 points, while Devonte’ Graham led Charlotte with 23 points.
For a team that is still not fully healthy, their 20th victory of the season is a testament to the amount of depth Celtics head coach Brad Stevens is working with and also the commitment from the players of putting the team first.