Undefeated Hornets top winless Celtics

Associated Press  |  Last updated December 28, 2011
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Jarrett Jack had 21 points and nine assists in his regular-season debut, and New Orleans dominated in its home opener, beating the winless Boston Celtics 97-78 on Wednesday night. The Celtics are 0-3 for the first time since 2006-07, the season before they traded to bring Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen in to help star Paul Pierce. Pierce has yet to play this season because of a bruised right heel. The Hornets were without Eric Gordon, who has a bruised right knee. Jack did not play in the Hornets' season-opening win at Phoenix on Monday night because of a one-game suspension stemming from a drunken driving arrest last season. Carl Landry added 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Hornets. Allen led Boston with 15 points.
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