The Boston Celtics (59-16) showcased their firepower as Jayson Tatum and Sam Hauser led them to a commanding 118-104 victory over the Charlotte Hornets (18-57)

Jayson Tatum notched 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Sam Hauser lit up the court with 25 points, including seven 3-pointers.

Boston’s success wasn’t solely on the shoulders of Tatum and Hauser, as Kristaps Porzingis contributed 20 points and Derrick White added 19 points and nine rebounds. Al Horford added 15 points.

Despite a strong effort from the Hornets, led by Miles Bridges with 26 points and 11 rebounds, they couldn’t withstand the Celtics’ onslaught.

Grant Williams contributed 23 points and seven rebounds, while BRandon Miller added 19 points.

Boston seized control of the game in the third quarter, capitalizing on their size advantage, particularly with Porzingis exploiting the absence of key Hornets players due to injury.