FINAL SCORE: Celtics 109, Hornets 92
IN BRIEF: The Celtics only led by five points early in the fourth quarter, but pull away late for a 17-point road win in Charlotte. Jayson Tatum leads the way with 24 points, while Kemba Walker and Gordon Hayward chip in with 22 and 21 points, respectively.
CELTICS RECORD: 23-8
THEIS SCORES C'S FIRST POINTS OF THE GAME ON AN ALLEY-OOP
HORNETS GIVE JAYSON TATUM A LATE CHRISTMAS GIFT
KEMBA WALKER SHOWS HORNETS FANS WHAT THEY'RE MISSING
GORDON HAYWARD WITH THE STRONG DRIVE THROUGH THE LANE
JAYSON TATUM GOES BASELINE, FINISHES STRONG
KEMBA GOES HIGH OFF THE GLASS FOR TWO
OJELEYE KNOCKS DOWN THE 3 OFF A SWEET HAYWARD PASS
JAYSON TATUM FINISHING OFF 2019 IN STYLE WITH THE STEP-BACK 3
vs. Hawks, Friday, 7 p.m., NBC Sports Boston (Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m.)
@ Bulls, Saturday, 8 p.m., NBC Sports Boston (Pregame Live at 7:30 p.m.)
Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-Hawks, which tips off Friday at 6:30 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live, and then Mike and Tommy have the call at 7 p.m. You can also stream the game on the MyTeams App.