Ray Allen scored 20 points leading the Celtics to an 89-85 victory over New Orleans at New Orleans Arena on Saturday.
Boston won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 1-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 177.5.
Glen Davis had 20 points for Boston and Kevin Garnett chipped in with 12 points. Paul Pierce had 6 assists for the Celtics, while Kevin Garnett was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.
New Orleans got 32 points from David West in a losing cause and another 23 points from Marco Belinelli. Chris Paul contributed 15 assists for the Hornets, while Emeka Okafor had 11 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed New Orleans were victorious, as the score was 51-40 at the break.
New Orleans won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 38-33.
Boston looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Knicks. The Hornets will aim to get back on the winning track at Utah.