Tatum scores 51, Celtics beat Hornets for 7th straight win

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jayson Tatum had 51 points including seven 3-pointers, and the Boston Celtics defeated the Charlotte Hornets for the second time in three days, 130-118. Derrick White scored 19 points and Malcolm Brogdon added 16 as the Celtics won their seventh straight game. Boston is 33-12 on the season, the best record in the Eastern Conference. Tatum was 15 of 23 from the field and 14 of 14 from the foul line. Jalen McDaniels led the Hornets with a career-high 26 points on 5-of-7 shooting from 3-point range. Charlotte lost eight of its last nine games to fall to 11-34.