Houston Rockets Take Down the Boston Celtics

The Houston Rockets would be featuring its fourth game with the small ball lineup ever since trading Clint Capela to the Atlanta Hawks.

Houston would be hosting the Boston Celtics at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Boston entered the game on an eight-game winning streak.

James Harden dashed all of those hopes as he dropped 42 points for the Rockets. Harden also shot 47.4 percent from the field. He also grabbed eight rebounds, recorded seven assists, blocked one shot, and recorded one steal in a 116-105 win for Houston over the Celtics.

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Russell Westbrook also exploded for 36 points for the Houston Rockets. He shot 56.5 percent from the field. Westbrook also grabbed 10 rebounds, recorded five assists, and recorded two steals.

Danuel House Jr. also scored 17 points for Houston. He shot 45.4 percent from the field. House Jr. also grabbed nine rebounds and recorded one assist.

Robert Covington scored 12 points. He shot 27.3 percent from the field. Convington also grabbed seven rebounds, recorded three assists, blocked four shots, and recorded three steals.

P.J. Tucker only scored four points. He shot 25 percent from the field. Tucker grabbed six rebounds and recorded two steals. He also picked up a technical foul in this game.

Houston had a 43-38 lead with 2:42 remaining on that technical foul. Boston took a 49-47 lead at the half. Kemba Walker also had a technical foul with 3:47 remaining in the second quarter and the Celtics were trailing 43-35 at the time.

The Rockets only scored five bench points. Ben McLemore only scored three points. He shot 25 percent from the field. McLemore also grabbed two rebounds.

Austin Rivers only scored two points. He shot 20 percent from the field. Rivers also grabbed two rebounds for Houston.

Gordon Hayward led Boston with 20 points. He shot 57.1 percent from the field. Hayward also grabbed eight rebounds, recorded six assists, and blocked one shot.

Jaylen Brown scored 19 points. He shot 58.3 percent from the field. Brown also grabbed three rebounds, recorded one assist, blocked one shot, and recorded one steal.

Jayson Tatum scored 15 points for the Boston Celtics. He shot 33.3 percent from the field. Tatum missed all seven of his three-pointers attempted. He was also a force on the defensive end all night long for Boston. Jayson Tatum also grabbed nine rebounds, recorded four assists, blocked one shot, and recorded four steals.

Kemba Walker scored 14 points for the Celtics. He shot 29.4 percent from the field. Walker also grabbed four rebounds, recorded four assists, and recorded one steal.

Daniel Theis scored 11 points. He shot 60 percent from the field. Theis also grabbed nine rebounds, recorded one assist, and recorded one steal.

Their bench scored 26 points. Brad Wannamaker scored 11 of them. He shot 55.6 percent from the field. Wannamaker also grabbed one rebound, recorded three assists, and recorded two steals.

Marcus Smart scored eight points. He shot 33.3 percent from the field. Smart also grabbed five rebounds, recorded four assists, blocked one shot, and recorded one steal.

Grant Williams scored seven points off the bench for Boston. He shot 50 percent from the field. Williams also grabbed four rebounds.

The Boston Celtics’ biggest lead in this game was five points.

The Houston Rockets’ biggest lead in this game was 18 points.

Boston is currently in the third seed in the Eastern Conference right now. The Milwaukee Bucks (46-7) are currently the number one seed, the Toronto Raptors (40-14) are currently the number two seed, the Miami Heat (35-18) are currently the number four seed, the Philadelphia 76ers (34-21) are currently the number five seed, and the Indiana Pacers (31-23) are currently the number six seed in the Eastern Conference.

Houston is currently the number five seed in the Western Conference right now. The Los Angeles Lakers (40-12) are currently the number one seed, the Denver Nuggets (38-16) are currently the number two seed, the Los Angeles Clippers are currently the number three seed, the Utah Jazz (35-18) are currently the number four seed, the Oklahoma City Thunder (32-22) are currently the number six seed, and the Dallas Mavericks (32-22) are currently the number seven seed in the Western Conference.

The Celtics and the Rockets will play each other one more time this season on Saturday night February 29 at T.D. Bank Garden Arena in Boston, Massachusetts.

Boston’s (37-16) next game will be at home on Thursday night against the Los Angeles Clippers (37-17).

Houston’s (34-20) next game will be on the road on Thursday night February 20 against the Golden State Warriors (12-42) right after the All-Star Break. The Houston Rockets are now 2-2 ever since trading Clint Capela away from the team.

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