NEW ORLEANS — 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.