Score Predictions for Hornets at Celtics

Our staff picks tonight's game between Charlotte and Boston.
Apr 1, 2024; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Charlotte Hornets forward Grant Williams (2)
Apr 1, 2024; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Charlotte Hornets forward Grant Williams (2) / Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

James Plowright: Celtics 109, Hornets 101.

Big picture, winning this game would negatively impact Charlotte's draft lottery position but I don't expect anyone in the locker room to know or care about that. The Celtics are on the second night of a back to back after losing to the Knicks, I find it hard to believe all their main starters will play the Hornets with the 1st overall seed locked up. Even if Tatum and Porzingis do sit, I think Boston's role players execute to such as a high level they will outplay a Hornets team potentially missing Grant Williams.

Prediction record: 30-11.

Sam Dracula: Celtics 115, Hornets 104.

Boston has had some bad losses this season including that OT loss to Charlotte in November. I don’t see history repeating itself in April but Charlotte is showing some fight to close out this season. I back the #1 seed in a moderately competitive game.

Prediction record: 8-4.

Atticus Ferguson: Celtics 111, Hornets 104.

Even with the Celtics likely sitting some key contributors, going into Boston is never an easy task.  Boston’s reserves are plenty capable of hanging with and defeating teams towards the bottom of the league standings, such as the Hornets. I expect Charlotte to continue to play hard throughout the completion of the regular season, but they’ll fall just short this evening. 

Prediction record: 31-7.

Schuyler Callihan


schuylercallihan(at)  Twitter:@Callihan_ Schuyler Callihan is the lead publisher of Mountaineers Now, All Panthers, and All Hornets on FanNation/Sports Illustrated. He took over publishing duties of All Panthers in 2020 and wanted to expand his professional coverage in the Queen City by running the operations at All Hornets. Schuyler attended Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia before finishing up his schooling at Alamance Community College in Graham, North Carolina. The Wheeling, West Virginia native made the move to North Carolina in 2015 and has been in Charlotte since 2021.