One of the most anticipated games in today's preseason lineup was the debut game of Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward as a member of the Boston Celtics. In today's preseason game, they faced Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Hornets. The Boston Celtics were able to get an 82-94 victory over the Charlotte Hornets. Bostons core player played only limited minutes (below 20 minutes) while Charlotte played their starters around the 20-minute range.

Howard showcases rebounding prowess

Dwight Howard suited up for his debut game as part of the Charlotte Hornets against the Boston Celtics and played 22 minutes. Howard looked pretty good in today's loss with seven points, 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal, and three blocks.

Howard continues to struggle with his free throw making only three of his eight shots in today's game. With Howard playing alongside Kemba Walker next season, Howard will have plenty of opportunities to own the paint in their upcoming games.

Jeremy Lamb impresses in preseason game

Jeremy Lamb was the star of the Charlotte Hornets today despite taking a loss at the hands of the Boston Celtics. Jeremy Lamb led all scorers with a game-high of 17 points. He also added eight rebounds, three assists, and one steal. Lamb shot 60 percent from the field and made three of his four three-point shots. If Jeremy Lamb can continue his amazing performance, the Charlotte Hornets are looking like a pretty solid team.

Hayward and Irving debuts against the Hornets

One of the main headlines of today's game was the debut of Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving in Madison Garden for the Boston Celtics.

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Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving only played 16 and 19 minutes apiece. Gordon Hayward contributed five points, five rebounds, and one assist while shooting 33.3 percent from the field. Kyrie Irving recorded nine points, four rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Irving shot 36.4 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from beyond the arc. They looked pretty good in today's win against the Charlotte Hornets but it was clear that they still have to play more games with each other to develop a solid team chemistry for the upcoming season.

Theis and Nader shines in today's game

With the Boston Celtics starters playing limited minutes, the bench had a chance to step up in today's preseason game. And that was what Daniel Theis and Abdel Nader did in today's exhibition game against the Charlotte Hornets. Daniel Nader contributed 10 points and four rebounds while Daniel Theis had a team-high 12 points along with seven rebounds and three assists.