Tatum pushes Celtics past Hornets

29 December 2017 05:06:31 GMTPlus10

So far this season Jayson Tatum has been better than advertised, as the number 3 overall pick was key in helping the Boston Celtics defeat the Charlotte Hornets 102-91 Wednesday at the Spectrum Center.

Tatum scored 18 points for the game, with 10 of his 18 points coming in the fourth quarter, as the Celtics held the Hornets to only 16 points in the final frame.

The 19-year old small forward from St. Louis, Missouri had five rebounds to go along with the 18 points.

Boston bounced back strong from their home defeat on Christmas Day to the Washington Wizards and are back on top of the Eastern Conference, sporting a record of 28-10 but are only 5-5 in their last 10 outings.

The Hornets continue to struggle this season, with Charlotte now at a record of 12-22 and are currently slotted in 12th overall place in the Eastern Conference.

In theory the Hornets should be a lot better team than they currently are. This could be a team that may just hit the reset button at the trade deadline this season.

The Celtics will now head back to Boston to host the struggling Houston Rockets, as the visitors will be on a three game losing streak after winning 14 straight before that.

Charlotte will also be travelling, as the Hornets head to the West Coast to take on the Golden State Warriors.

It's part of a four-game west coast road swing that will also take in the Los Angeles Clippers, Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers.

Boston are 3.50 to win the Eastern Conference and 1000.00 to take the Championship.

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