The Celtics are on the road but looking no worse for wear. They have jumped out to a quick 31-25 lead against the Hornets.
The Celtics entered the matchup having won five straight and they’re just three quarters away from another. Will they make it six, or will the Hornets step up and spoil it? We’ll know soon.
Boston Celtics @ Charlotte Hornets
Current Records: Boston 11-2, Charlotte 3-9
How To Watch
When: Monday, November 20, 2023 at 7 p.m. ET
Where: Spectrum Center — Charlotte, North Carolina
TV: Bally Sports SE Charlotte
Follow: CBS Sports App
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What to Know
The Celtics are 8-2 against the Hornets since April of 2021, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success on Monday. The Boston Celtics’ road trip will continue as they head out to face the Charlotte Hornets at 7:00 p.m. ET on November 20th at Spectrum Center. The Hornets took a loss in their last contest and will be looking to turn the tables on the Celtics, who come in off a win.
On Sunday, Boston narrowly escaped with a win as the team sidled past Memphis 102-100.
Kristaps Porzingis was the offensive standout of the matchup as he scored 26 points along with 8 rebounds and 6 blocks.
Meanwhile, the Hornets’ recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Saturday after their fourth straight loss. They fell 122-108 to New York. The Hornets found out winning isn’t easy when you’re outrebounded 13 to 4 on offense.
Despite their defeat, the Hornets saw several players rise to the challenge and make noteworthy plays. LaMelo Ball, who went 8 for 13 from beyond the arc en route to 34 points and 9 assists, was perhaps the best of all. The team also got some help courtesy of Brandon Miller, who scored 29 points along with 3 rebounds and 2 assists.
Boston has yet to lose a game on the road this season, leaving them with a 11-2 record. Those victories were due in large part to their offensive dominance across that stretch, as they averaged 119.3 points per game. As for Charlotte, they have been struggling recently, as they’ve lost six of their last seven matchups, which put a noticeable dent in their 3-9 record this season.
While only the Hornets took care of their fans the last time they played, neither team managed to cover. Going forward, the Celtics shouldn’t be too worried about this matchup, as the experts have them favored by 9.5 points. This contest will be their 14th straight as the favorites (so far over this stretch they are 6-5-2 against the spread).
This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: The Celtics haven’t given up the ball easily this season, having only averaged 12.5 turnovers per game. However, it’s not like the Hornets struggle in that department as they’ve been averaging only 13.9 per game. Given these competing strengths, it’ll be interesting to see how their clash plays out. Come back here after the game to find expert analysis of the match and other NBA content.
Boston is a big 9.5-point favorite against Charlotte, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 9.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
The over/under is set at 232.5 points.
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Boston has won 8 out of their last 10 games against Charlotte.
When President Biden’s motorcade whizzed past the pro-Palestinian rally in downtown Boston’s theater district Tuesday night, the tightly packed crowd instantly fell into unison, booing the leader they labeled “Genocide Joe” and repeatedly crying “shame.”
Several hundred protesters, a medley of red, black, white, and green, jammed Tremont Street between LaGrange and Stuart streets waving Palestinian flags, large and small, as they chanted down the “criminal Biden regime” and called for a permanent ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war, an end to the occupation of the disputed Gaza territory, and a halt to all US aid to Israel.
“When people are occupied, resistance is justified,” they shouted together.
At sight of the motorcade, the booing crowd fell into a chant of “Biden, Biden, you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide!”
Biden’s visit to Boston kicked off a month of fundraisers as the Democrat seeks a second term in office. Biden had three events in Boston, capped by a concert by singer-songwriter James Taylor.
Several squads of police offers and a maze of metal barriers away, Biden attended a 7 p.m. fundraiser at the Shubert Theatre.
There, Taylor, a six-time Grammy winner and Massachusetts native performed, while a block and a half away local activists, students and educators, rallied the protesters and condemned the president for “crimes against humanity” and using “our tax dollars to fund 59 days of destruction.”
“Biden has blood on his hands everywhere,” Mariam Hassam, 21, a first-year law student, of Students for Justice at Northeastern University, told those gathered.
“We know that [Biden] is still responsible for every single death, for every child murdered, for every child orphaned, and for every child traumatized,” Hassam said
Valerie Dam-Nguyen, a 17-year-old senior at Boston Latin School where students have staged three walk outs in response to Israel’s war in Gaza, said students “are tired of learning about death and destruction in our history books while ignoring the genocide in Palestine.”
“Our institutions refuse to teach the truth,” she said. “But, we will refuse to learn peacefully while schools in Gaza are burning.”
With that, Dam-Nguyen kicked off a new chant that she said she hoped to hear resounding from all high schools and universities: “While we’re learning, schools are burning.”
The crowd echoed the chant back.
A protester from Roxbury, who identified herself only by her first name of Anab, , huddled with a friend in the evening chill, up front, close to where the speakers rallied the crowd with microphones. The pair rode the T downtown to attend the protest. Anab declined to give her last name. Her friend said she did not wish to be identified.
“We came here to show support for the freedom of Palestinian people,” said Anab, 40.
“The people who are suffering — children, mothers,” her friend said.
“The innocent,” Anab added.
Ali Flowers, 30, of Allston, said she attended to send a message to Biden.
“We will not support him come November if he stands with genocide,” Flowers said. “As long as he backs Israel, we will not back him.”
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BOSTON – Hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters gathered on Tremont Street in Boston, Tuesday night, outside of a fundraising event for President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign.
President Biden landed in Boston Tuesday to head to a trio of fundraisers, including a concert with singer, songwriter James Taylor at the Shubert Theatre.
His trip comes amid tension sparked by the war between Israel and Hamas and as his approval ratings are at the lowest of his presidency.
One poll suggests that the president’s support is slipping among young people.
According to a Youth Poll conducted by the Harvard Kennedy School, of 18- to 29-year-olds, President Biden’s approval rating stands at 35%. The same poll states that the number of young Americans who definitely plan to vote for the president has decreased from 57% in 2020 to 49% now.
WBZ spoke with Emerson College students about the president’s performance.
“I’m not too fond of him,” one student said, “I’m not really a fan of what he’s been doing with all the stuff going on with Israel and Palestine.”
“I do plan to vote in 2024. We’ll see what direction that takes. I mean what direction that will take for me in terms of choosing the lesser of two evils probably,” another student said.
President Biden will continue a busy fundraising schedule this week with more events in Los Angeles.
In a speech to donors at a private event outside Boston, Monday, the President said, “If Trump wasn’t running, I’m not sure I’d be running. But we cannot let him win.”
Louisa Moller is a general assignment reporter for WBZ-TV.
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Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced a new five-year union contract with the Boston Police Patrolman’s Association on Monday.
Officers have been working without a contract since the previous iteration ended in 2020.
The new deal covers cost of living adjustments, paid details, and significant reforms in discipline, including a designated list of offenses that are not eligible for arbitration, meaning officers will face discipline without arbitration if charged with serious crimes like rape, murder, or drug trafficking.
“I really just want the residents of Boston to hear and to know how groundbreaking it is that our Boston Police officers overwhelmingly voted to hold themselves accountable to the standards they believe our residents deserve,” Wu said.
“We are bringing policing into the future,” said BPPA Representative Larry Calderone. “We are having better educated officers, and they’re being fairly compensated.”
Boston City Council will have to vote to approve the deal, which Wu said she hopes will happen by end of year. If passed, it will only be valid until 2025.
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