The Boston Celtics held a lead as big as 17 points over the Charlotte Hornets. Before squandering it and falling 104-97 in their first preseason game of the 2018-19 season. Jeremy Lamb led the Hornets with 15 points in 22 minutes of play. Cody Zeller added 13 points, and Kemba Walker chipped in 12 points.
Jaylen Brown led the Boston Celtics with 14 points. Marcus Morris added 12 and Terry Rozier chipped in 11 points. Gordon Hayward played in his first NBA game since being injured last season against the Cleveland Cavaliers scored 10 points in 22 minutes of play. He sat out the entire 2017 -18 season (with the exceptions of one game) with a broken leg but appears to be back healthy. Kyrie Irving is another player coming off season-ending injury added 9 points 3 assists and 4 rebound in 22 minutes.
Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens played 14 players tonight giving himself an opportunity to see exactly what his starters, bench player and players who’re trying to make the roster looked like.