Walker Scores 14 in Emotional Charlotte Return (VIDEO)

The Boston Celtics toppled the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday by a score of 108-87 as Gordon Hayward continued to play well again, scoring 20 points and pulling down 10 rebounds.

But the big star of the night was Celtics guard Kemba Walker, who was returning to Charlotte after eight years in the Queen City.

Walker got an emotional video tribute from his former team:

Charlotte Hornets on Twitter

BuzzCity will always have love for @KembaWalker. ✊🏽 https://t.co/sEVk71iFQP

On the floor, Walker scored 14 points, 11 of which came in the third quarter. He struggled in the first half, going scoreless.

Boston will take on San Antonio on Saturday night.