Charlotte Hornets dominate Boston Celtics in comeback win

Former Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
Former Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Charlotte Hornets needed another win on Saturday night, and they pulled it off in comeback style against the Boston Celtics.

The Charlotte Hornets are fighting for their playoff lives currently, and their win over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night helped tremendously. After being down by as much as eighteen points in the fourth quarter, the Hornets were able to reel themselves to a 124-117 victory.

Don’t let the title of this article fool you, because the Hornets dominated the Celtics in the fourth quarter of this game. After being down by eighteen points, the Hornets closed the fourth quarter on a 30-5 run; that is a dominating comeback.

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This victory was earned by the entire team, meaning that everyone who played contributed toward the victory; this includes the young guys.

The true person who sparked this magnificent comeback was no other than Kemba Walker.

Through the first three-quarters of the game, it would seem that Walker would only have an average night for the Hornets. As soon as he saw that his team was down by eighteen points, he would continue his reign of March Madness.

Walker finished the game with 36 points, 11 rebounds, and 9 assists; Walker was only one assist away from recording his first ever career triple-double. Needless to say, Walker completely outplayed Kyrie Irving on Saturday night.

The Hornets got a lot of help in the rebounding department as well, racking up a total of 53 rebounds as a team. This would be eleven more than the Celtics grabbed.

Also, the Hornets would receive a good game from one of their rookies, Miles Bridges. In this victory, Bridges finished the game with 20 points and seven rebounds; clearly, this was a career game for the rookie.

While the Hornets kicked up the defense in the fourth quarter, it should also be noted that bridges finished the game with three steals. This fourth quarter had to be one of the best played by the team this season.

The Hornets are hanging on for a playoff spot, and this kind of play should propel the team to reach the postseason. Can the Hornets continue this kind of play as they play the second half of a back-to-back on Sunday night?

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On Sunday, the Hornets will travel to take on the Toronto Raptors for the second time this season. A win on Sunday against the Raptors would be beneficial to the Hornets’ playoffs aspirations.