The Boston Celtics are continuing to get tuned up for the regular season, but so far the team has yet to lose in preseason play. On Wednesday night, they added their fourth win in four games during the exhibition games slate. The latest was a 108-100 victory over the Charlotte Hornets who they've now defeated twice in the preseason. Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, and Jaylen Brown were among the top contributors in the win. Here's the latest Celtics vs. Hornets game recap including top players, game stats, and what's up next for these two teams.

NBA game recap

The Boston Celtics jumped out to a 24-20 lead to open the first quarter and then built it up to a 57-38 advantage by halftime. Charlotte chipped into it with a 32-27 third quarter and continued trying to make a comeback in the fourth. Despite the Hornets outscoring Boston 30-24 in that final quarter and holding a one-point lead with under four minutes remaining, Boston pulled away for an eight-point victory.

Leading the way tonight for the Celtics was their new addition Kyrie Irving. He shot 7-for-11 from the floor in 27 minutes to finish with 16 points. The All-Star guard also recorded 10 assists and five rebounds. Al Horford also contributed with 15 points, eight rebounds, and four assists.

Gordon Hayward shot 5-for-13 including a 3-for-5 performance from downtown and had 13 points, six boards, and four assists, while Jaylen Brown ended up with 12 points and four rebounds.

For the Charlotte Hornets, they received double-digit scoring from four of their five starters. However, rookie Malik Monk continues to show why he may have been the biggest steal of the NBA Draft.

He came off the bench and played 32 minutes, shooting 7-for-18 and finishing with a game-high 21 points. Monk also had six rebounds for the night. For the starters, Kemba Walker and Dwight Howard each had 12 points, as did rookie Dwayne Bacon. The Hornets were without several players, including Jeremy Lamb, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and Michael Carter-Williams.

For the game tonight, the Celtics shot 50.6 percent compared to 42 percent for the home team. Boston also drained 50 percent of the three-point shots they took while the Hornets hit just over 35 percent of theirs. Charlotte had a serious edge in the rebounding battle, winning it 47-37.

What's up next?

The Boston Celtics are now 4-0 for the NBA preseason and tonight's game was their final exhibition game. They'll be part of the NBA's season-opening doubleheader next Tuesday night when they visit the Cleveland Cavaliers for an 8 p.m. Eastern Time game on TNT.

The Charlotte Hornets drop to 1-3 for their exhibition games. Their final preseason game arrives on Friday when they host the Dallas Mavericks at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Charlotte starts their regular season exactly one week from tonight with a 7 p.m. Eastern Time game at the Detroit Pistons.