The injury to free agent Gordon Hayward devastated the Boston Celtics emotionally and threatened to derail their efforts to improve on last year’s Eastern Conference finals appearance.

It took about three games for them to figure things out.

“Once that happened, we really didn’t know where we were at as a team,” center Al Horford said on Monday night after the Celtics won their fifth straight game, beating the San Antonio Spurs 108-9. “We’ve really come together.”

Nets: Coach Kenny Atkinson said DeMarre Carroll (right ankle soreness) and Quincy Acy (left groin strain) are day-to-day. Jeremy Lin (right knee) was also out. … Timofey Mozgov has now made two 3-pointers in seven games, which is more than he totaled the previous two. … Jacob Wiley made his NBA debut.

In the Hornets, the Bucks will be seeing a team coming off two impressive wins — Sunday at home against Orlando and Monday at Memphis.

The Hornets and Bucks met last Monday in Charlotte, with the visitors prevailing 103-94 behind Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 32 points, 14 rebounds and six assists.

The win was Milwaukee’s third straight against the Hornets. The Bucks also triumphed in their most recent trip to Charlotte, a 118-108 win last March.

Antetokounmpo had 20 points in the win at Charlotte, after having poured in 31 Cheap Jerseys Outlets against the Hornets in the club’s previous meeting last October.

The league’s leading scorer has scored 28 or more points in all seven of the Bucks’ Cheap Jerseys Promo Code games. But he’s been limited to 28 in two of the last three, and Milwaukee has lost both of those games.