The Boston Celtics may have found themselves on quite a hot streak of late, having won five of their last six outings, but Wednesday night’s matchup against Charlotte threw water atop the recently ignited fire as they wound up losing in a rather underwhelming fashion.
After managing to stay neck and neck with the Hornets through the first quarter and a half of the contest, the C’s wound up letting up a 15-5 run during the final five and a half minutes of the second period and, from then on out, they found themselves playing catch-up till, ultimately, the final buzzer sounded on their 111-102 defeat.
All night it just seemed like everything was going Charlotte’s way while for the C’s… well, not so much.
Leading the charge for the opposing ball club was a familiar face to shamrocks fans in former Celtic Terry Rozier, who finished with a game-high 28 points to go along with 10 assists and four rebounds on 55.6 percent shooting from the floor and 54.5 percent shooting from deep.
As for the current stars of the organization, they struggled mightily to make a big enough impact for their squad which, in turn, ended up having a rather sizeable effect on the final outcome.
Now, while for the most part Boston’s play was pedestrian (to say the least), as they only converted on 43 percent of their attempts from deep and just 30 percent from downtown while allowing the Hornets to shoot at nearly a 50 percent clip and a 41 percent clip from deep, there were still some positive takeaways to be had.
Still, it’s hard to talk about this game without focusing a considerable amount of attention on the negatives.
Because of this, we at the Houdini will focus on an individual player that falls into each aforementioned category by pinpointing one stud and one dud from the C’s underwhelming loss to the Hornets: