Boston Celtics

BOSTON – Maybe the Celtics just needed an airing of grievances.

The Green picked up a Festivus win over the Charlotte Hornets 119-103 after their much-publicized team meeting Friday night.

Kyrie Irving had a team-high 25 points. Jayson Tatum added 17.

Marcus Morris had 12 points in his return to the lineup after missing time with a knee injury. Al Horford also returned from a sore knee and added 10 points and six rebounds.

The Celtics will play the Philadelphia 76ers on Christmas Day.