Hornets Roll Past Celtics

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - 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


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


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.