The three-headed monster of the Boston Celtics paced their squad to topple the Charlotte Hornets, 109-92.
Gordon Hayward, Jayson Tatum, and Kemba Walker scored at least 21 points in that victory as they took over the scoring slack left by the just named East Player of the Week Jaylen Brown who got sidelined due to illness.
Apart from the above mentioned Celtics players, Enes Kanter also played a key role by protecting the paint where he made a career-high of six blocks. The Swiss-born Turkish player also delivered a double-double output with 13 points and 14 boards.
“We got enough talent to go out there and score the ball, so coach Brad (Stevens) is always talking about if you want to get to the next level it’s defensively,” Kanter said. “So that was my focus.”
The match was dominated by the visiting Boston squad from start to finish but it was in the fourth quarter where they made a much bigger separation by scoring 29-19.
The Hornets had a well-balanced scoring night but it was not enough for them to secure the win,
PJ Washington led the Michael-Jordan-owned squad with 15 points while Miles Bridges added 14 points and 10 rebounds.