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Little not to like in Celtics blowout of Hornets

 Where do I start? Let's go with Mfiondu Kabengele. His game isn't pretty, but this Florida State alum works his butt off out there and does a bit of everything. He finished with 10 points and three rebounds, hitting all four of his shots, including one 3-pointer. He may not have the athleticism of his fellow Florida State alum, Dave Cowens, but he plays as hard. Diving on the floor in the third quarter. trying to corral a loose ball got some applause from the crowd.

The Celtics bench racked up 72 of Boston's 134 points, led by Sam Hauser's 14 points. He was 5-of-6 from the field and 4-of-5 on treys. His whole game, particularly his shooting, is a thing of beauty. Oh, and Hauser also finished with a team-high plus/minus of +26. This kid is a sniper.

How about Malcolm Brogdon? He had a team-high nine assists, adding 11 points and five boards, just the type of balanced line we can expect from him this season.

Noah Vonleh logged 13 minutes, grabbing a team-high nine rebounds. Like Kabengele, he didn't miss a shot, scoring seven points on 3-of-3 from the field and 1-of-1from beyond the arc.

Only one game - and this is merely exhibition, but other than the 23 turnovers by Boston, what fans saw yesterday bodes well for the season. No Rob Williams. No Danilo Gallinari. But the Celtics look like one of the most-talented and deepest teams in the NBA


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