The Celtics won their seventh game in eight tries Wednesday night, blowing out the Charlotte Hornets 126-94 at the TD Garden.
Boston improved to 32-19 (fifth in East), while Charlotte dropped to 24-26 (eighth in East).
Jaylen Brown led the way for the C's, scoring a game-high 24 points to go along with 10 rebounds. It was Brown's first double-double of the season, and fourth of his career (all since last season).
Terry Rozier also recorded a double-double (first of season) for Boston with 17 points and 10 assists, while Jayson Tatum racked up 20 points and five boards.
For Charlotte, Kemba Walker scored a team-high 21 points; he was also held to just one rebound for the third time this season.
Boston begins their February schedule with games on the 1st (@ NYK), 3rd (vs OKC), 5th (@ CLE), 7th (vs LAL), 9th (vs LAC), and 12th (@ PHI). As you can see, four of those games should be extremely competitive. Three against good teams in the West, and one at Philly. The Cavs and Knicks are dead last in the East, blowing them out should be no problem.
Currently, one full game separates the Celtics from the 76ers in the East, as both teams have played 51 games up to this point in the season. Philly's got the three-seed right now, while Boston is number five. The game on the 12th will be huge—we already know it'll be a nationally televised game at 8 on TNT, so that's gonna be a must-watch.