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NBA Preseason Day 12: Kyrie Irving stars in Celtics' Preseason finale; Joel Embiid explodes in limited minutes

Yash Matange
366   //    12 Oct 2017, 11:26 IST

Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving

Boston Celtics 108-100 Charlotte Hornets

His previous game against the Philadelphia 76ers what he showed off was his ability to score quickly. And in the team's preseason finale against the Charlotte Hornets, Kyrie Irving did more than just score. He scored 16 points on an efficient 63.6% shooting from the field while also distributing the ball well by recording 10 assists - his first double-double as a Celtic.

Irving pushed Boston to the win, ensuring the franchise wraps up its preseason with an undefeated campaign (4-0). Other notable contributors for the Celtics were Al Horford (15 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists) and Gordon Hayward (13 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists).

For the Hornets, who were also playing their preseason finale, the highest scorer was rookie Malik Monk. He put up 21 points on 7-of-18 shooting while also recording 6 rebounds and 3 assists - his best game in the preseason for the team.

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