The Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night. It was Boston's fourth and final game this preseason before their first regular season match on October 18 against the Cleaveland Cavaliers.

In the first 12 minutes of the game, the Celtics outscored the opponent with 24-20 points. Motivated by the result of the first quarter of the game, the Celtics lead again in the second quarter 33-18, finishing a halftime with (57-38) 19 points lead.

The Hornets bounced back in the next 24 minutes of play time, finishing another halftime with a score 62-51 but it was still not enough to beat the Celtics.

The final score was 96-86 in favor of the Boston Celtics.

Kyrie Irving play well

Kyrie Irving played well for the Boston Celtics. In 27 minutes he contributed five defensive rebounds, 10 assists, and one steal against the Charlotte Hornets. He led the team with his 16 points, shooting 64 percent from the field and 68 percent from the three-point line. Kyrie Irving will face against his previous team and teammates in their regular season opener with the Cavaliers.

Al Horford, Gordon Hayward, and Jaylen Brown contributed to the Celtics with 15, 13 and 12 points, respectively. Al Horford shot 86 percent from the field, making 6-of-7 attempts while Gordon shot 39 percent, making 5-of-13 attempts.

Malik Monk with game-high 21 points

Malik Monk played in 32 minutes for the Hornets and had a game-high 21 points. He also added six defensive rebounds and three assists. He shot 40 percent from the three-point line, hitting on 4-of-10.

Dwight Howard, Dwayne Bacon, and Kemba Walker also contributed 12 points each to Hornets.

Dario Saric leads

The Philadelphia 76ers celebrated their second victory this preseason with a win over the Brooklyn Nets, 105-99. Philadelphia will face against Washington in their regular season opener on October 19.

Dario Saric led the 76ers against the Nets. He had 26 points and nine rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench.

Saric shot 71 percent from the field and 63 percent from the three-point line. Joel Embiid as the second contributor of points also provided a high score of 22 points in just 15 minutes of play time.

On the other side of the court, D'Angelo Russell led the Brooklyn Nets with 24 points. He also added one rebound, three assists, and two steals on his stat line.

In this match, the 76ers shot at a rate of 51 percent from the floor and 43 percent from three-point range. The Nets, on the other hand, hit their shots at a rate of 44 percent overall and 35 percent from downtown. Regarding the rebounding battle, the Philadelphia 76ers won that game 52-37.