Celtics crushed by Hornets 97-78

The Celtics remained winless on the season, dropping to 0-3 with a loss to the Hornets. Playing their third game in 4 days, the Celtics showed their age with a lackluster performance. There were only a couple bright spots for Boston. Greg Stiemsma did his best Bill Russell impression with 6 blocks in 20  minutes. Pavlovic showed signs of life(though he's still terrible) with 7 points. Jermaine O'Neal was good on the offensive boards but missed a ton of bunnies around the basket.

For New Orleans, Jarrett Jack had a great game with 21 points and 9 assists .  Carl Landry was outstanding as well, collecting a double double and finishing with 20 points and 11 rebounds. These are two guys I'd love to have on my team. Just solid NBA players.

It is still early but the Celtics need to come out with energy and dominate the Pistons Friday. Tonight was by far the worst they played which shouldn't come as a surprise given their history playing road back to backs.   Hopefully the Captain will be back in action for the home opener Friday. The Celtics cannot afford to dig too deep a hole in the much improved Eastern Conference. Next game Friday at 7:30 vs. Detroit.