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Hornets look to stay unbeaten in Summer League action against the Celtics

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After a close win against the Miami Heat on Saturday, Charlotte looks to move to 3-0 in the Las Vegas Summer League.

2018 NBA Summer League - Las Vegas - Oklahoma City Thunder v Charlotte Hornets Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

What: Charlotte Hornets (2-0) vs. Boston Celtics (1-1)

When: 7:00 p.m. EST

How to watch: ESPN2

The Hornets take on the Boston Celtics this evening in their third preliminary round Las Vegas Summer League game.

While Malik Monk is out with a fractured right thumb, the Hornets managed to get past the Miami Heat in their last game. Now, they face a Celtics team filled with a lot of their own promising prospects. Many players on the team had a bigger role in the game against the Heat and will continue to have their chances against the Celtics.

Dwayne Bacon has played well in the first two games. In addition to that, Willy Hernangomez shot a lot better from 3-point range in the second game and has also been rebounding well. J.P. Macura and Miles Bridges are still trying to find their footing during the summer league, but the effort is there from both of them.

The Celtics are led by Jabari Bird, who is averaging 19.5 points per game over their first two games. Additionally, Guerschon Yabusele and Semi Ojeleye play a big role for the Celtics. Boston is coming off of an 82-69 loss to the Denver Nuggets in their last summer league game.

Overall, I’m looking to see if the Hornets can stay consistent. In addition to that, Miles Bridges is due to go off from 3-point range especially since he’s struggled in the first two games. I’m also interested to see if second round pick Arnoldas Kulboka can continue to leave a good impression on the team. This game should be a fun one between two teams with various players that have experience in contributing to the success of their respective teams.