Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction & Match Preview – October 25th, 2021 | NBA Season 2021-22
The Boston Celtics and Charlotte Hornets will meet Monday at the Spectrum Center in a 2021-22 NBA clash.
Both teams are heading into their second game of a consecutive night schedule, so we can expect a few minutes of management from both coaches. The Celtics and Hornets defeated the Houston Rockets and Brooklyn Nets last night, respectively.
Fixture – Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets | NBA Season 2021-22.
Date & Time – Monday, October 25th, 2021; 7:00 PM ET (Tuesday, October 26th, 4:30 AM IST).
Venue – Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC.
Boston Celtics preview
Although both teams play on consecutive nights, the Boston Celtics could pay the highest price as they travel from Texas to North Carolina.
They already have multiple players on their injury report and are understaffed to start the season. The team’s second-leading scorer, Jaylen Brown, was ruled out of last night’s game due to left patella (knee) tendinopathy but could be tied up against the Hornets.
Coach Ime Udoka scored the first victory of his career as a professional head coach. However, the Boston Celtics’ offense still seems out of control as there doesn’t seem to be a set goal. Most teams build their offensive strategies and rotations around their star players, but the Celtics will take a while to develop a rhythm with their new system. However, Coach Udoka likes his frontcourt so far.
Charlotte Hornets preview
The Charlotte Hornets are establishing themselves as a legitimate playoff threat in the Eastern Conference.
They were the fourth seed last season, but injuries to key players led to their downfall in the standings. However, this season they could finally end their playoff drought. Their young players have shown incredible chemistry together, sharing the ball well. The Hornets registered 26 assists on 43 baskets made in their last game against the Nets.
The Charlotte Hornets are 3-0 on the season, their best start to a regular-season campaign. They defeated Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets super team on the road, maintaining their composure down the stretch. Head coach James Borrego spoke about the win at the Barclays Center in his post-game press conference, saying:
Celtics vs Hornets match prediction
The Boston Celtics don’t have Jaylen Brown and so far have struggled with his chemistry. The Hornets, meanwhile, don’t have Terry Rozier, but they’ve been spectacular so far, winning their first three games of the season. Although Jayson Tatum has the ability to take over games and drop big numbers, the Hornets are the favorites for this game.
Where to watch the Celtics vs Hornets game?
The Celtics vs. Hornets matchup will air locally on NBC Sports Boston and Bally Sports Southeast – Charlotte (SE – CHA). The game can also be streamed live with an NBA League Pass.
Additionally, fans can tune in to the radio at WFNZ 610 AM / 102.5 FM and 98.5 The Sports Hub to hear live commentary of the game.