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Harden leads Rockets over Celtics 104-90


By JEREMY RAKES
Posted Nov 02 2014 12:35AM

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Rockets have put an emphasis on improving their defense this season.

The Rockets continued their strong defensive start Saturday night.

James Harden had 26 points and eight rebounds, and the Rockets used a big first quarter to defeat the Boston Celtics 104-90.

Harden was 5 of 14 from the field, but he was 14 of 14 from the free throw line. He also had six assists and four steals.

"It's really good," Harden said of the defense. "Our first three games of the season have been really good defensively. We have a long way to go. We can get better."

Terrence Jones added 25 points and 10 rebounds, and Dwight Howard had 14 points and eight rebounds for the Rockets, who started 3-0 for the second straight season. Houston shot 35 percent from behind the arc and hit 28 of 40 from the free throw line.

Isaiah Canaan scored nine points after starting in place of Patrick Beverley, who missed the game with a strained left hamstring suffered Wednesday in Utah.

Through the first three games of the season, Houston has not allowed an opponent to score more than 93 points and have outscored its opponents by a combined 43 points, which is the largest margin the Rockets have won their first three games by since the 1993-1994 season when they won their first three games by a combined 45 points.

Houston coach Kevin McHale said Houston's defense was not bad.

"I thought that for the most part, we got hands up and challenged them and did a pretty good job defensively," McHale said.

Jeff Green had 17 points, and Jared Sullinger added 14 points and nine rebounds for the Celtics, which finished 1 of 25 from behind the arc after starting 0 for 21.

Rajon Rondo was held to four points on 2 of 9 shooting to go with 10 rebounds and eight assists.

"I thought they played really aggressive out of the gate, probably more aggressive than we did on both ends of the court, especially the first nine minutes or so," Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. "I don't think we ever really caught up to that."

The Rockets opened up a 22-8 lead in the first six minutes behind eight points by Terrence Jones and five points from Trevor Ariza. Houston's lead grew to 37-18 on a Jason Terry three-pointer with 29 seconds left in the first quarter.

The Celtics closed within 41-28 on a Kelly Olynyk layup with 8 1-2 minutes left in the half, but Houston answered with an 11-2 spurt to take a 22-point lead on a Howard hook shot. Houston led 57-38 at the half.

Boston got no closer than 11 in the second half.

"They were more aggressive," Sullinger said. "They got to the basket and all we did was shoot around the basket. We just have to play better."

TIP-INS

Celtics: Olynyk finished with eight points and was in foul trouble throughout the night after scoring 19 points in the season-opening win over Brooklyn. . Marcus Thornton had nine points, and Brandon Bass, Evan Turner and Tyler Zeller each had eight points off the bench. . Boston finished 15 of 18 from the free throw line, with eight different players shooting free throws.

Rockets: Canaan got the start over veteran Jason Terry in part because McHale wanted to keep Terry's minutes down. "I try to keep Jet's (Terry's) time down some, so if he starts, time seems to get away from me a lot quicker," McHale said. "We'll bring in Jet as needed for balance." Terry scored seven points in 23 minutes.

UP NEXT

Celtics: Plays at Dallas on Monday.

Rockets: Plays at Philadelphia on Monday.

EASTERN HOME DOMINANCE

The Rockets have now won 17 straight home games against Eastern Conference teams. The club said it is the longest active streak of home wins against the opposing conference in the NBA, according to information from the Elias Sports Bureau.


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BOS
HOU
     
    • 37.8%

    • 42.1%

    • 4.0%

    • 35.3%

    • 83.3%

    • 70.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOS HOU
Total Rebounds 44 49
Offensive Rebounds 14 10
Turnovers 10 17
Fast Break Pts: 22 16
Biggest Lead: 0 26
Points in the Paint: 60 38
BOS HOU
p Green   17 Harden   26
rb Rondo   10 Jones   10
a Rondo   8 Harden   6
s 2 players   3 Harden   4
b Sullinger   3 3 players   2
 
  • 11/01 - BOS 90 @ HOU 104
  • 01/30 - HOU 93 @ BOS 87
Boston Celtics (1-1)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Green F 31:12 7-19 1-7 2-2 -22 0 4 4 2 2 0 1 0 1 17
J. Sullinger F 26:37 6-15 0-3 2-3 -15 6 3 9 2 5 1 1 3 0 14
K. Olynyk C 15:40 3-6 0-2 2-2 -6 1 4 5 0 4 3 1 1 0 8
A. Bradley G 26:42 3-11 0-4 0-0 -18 0 2 2 1 5 0 0 0 0 6
R. Rondo G 34:23 2-9 0-1 0-0 -18 3 7 10 8 3 3 5 0 2 4
B. Bass   20:22 4-8 0-1 0-0 -8 2 3 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 8
M. Smart   11:29 0-7 0-5 2-2 +4 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 2
E. Turner   25:50 3-8 0-0 2-2 -4 0 2 2 3 1 2 0 1 1 8
M. Thornton   19:05 4-10 0-2 1-1 -10 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 9
T. Zeller   19:29 2-2 0-0 4-5 +9 1 3 4 1 5 0 0 2 0 8
J. Young   05:47 3-3 0-0 0-1 +9 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
P. Pressey   03:24 0-0 0-0 0-0 +9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
G. Wallace DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-98 1-25 15-18   14 30 44 20 26 10 10 8 8 90
  37.8% 4.0% 83.3%   team rebs: 7 total to: 11
Houston Rockets (3-0)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 29:48 4-9 1-3 0-0 +26 1 7 8 1 4 0 1 0 1 9
T. Jones F 30:19 10-16 2-4 3-3 +17 4 6 10 0 4 0 2 2 2 25
D. Howard C 33:02 5-9 0-0 4-10 +13 0 8 8 4 5 0 0 2 1 14
J. Harden G 31:06 5-14 2-6 14-14 +18 0 8 8 6 1 4 3 1 0 26
I. Canaan G 34:45 3-11 3-9 0-2 +4 2 2 4 2 1 2 2 0 1 9
T. Black   04:07 0-0 0-0 2-4 +2 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 2
J. Terry   22:56 2-5 2-5 1-1 +10 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 7
K. Papanikolaou   23:11 1-4 1-3 0-0 +10 1 1 2 4 1 2 6 0 1 3
D. Motiejunas   19:49 1-4 0-2 4-6 -3 1 4 5 2 3 0 0 0 1 6
J. Dorsey   03:39 0-1 0-0 0-0 -9 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. Daniels   03:39 1-2 1-2 0-0 -9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
N. Johnson   03:39 0-1 0-0 0-0 -9 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
F. Garcia DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 32-76 12-34 28-40   10 39 49 20 24 9 17 8 8 104
  42.1% 35.3% 70.0%   team rebs: 20 total to: 19

inactive

  • Celtics: Faverani, Powell
  • Rockets: Beverley, Capela

technical fouls

  • Celtics: Sullinger
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #36 David Jones, #11 Derrick Collins, #65 Sean Wright
  • Attendance: 18309
  • Duration: 2:10
Boston Celtics (33-42) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Olynyk (Canaan gains possession)
  11:40
[HOU 2-0]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  11:26  
  11:24 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Olynyk Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  11:09  
  11:09
[HOU 3-0]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  11:09
[HOU 4-0]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Olynyk Jump Shot: Missed  10:52  
  10:51 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:43 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:42  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  10:33  
  10:32 Team Rebound 
Olynyk Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  10:32  
Sullinger Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:14  
  10:14
[HOU 5-0]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:14
[HOU 6-0]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Green Turnaround Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:59
[BOS 2-6]
 
Rondo Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:47  
  09:47
[HOU 7-2]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:47
[HOU 8-2]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Olynyk Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:36
[BOS 4-8]
 
  09:19 Ariza Layup Shot: Missed Block: Olynyk (1 BLK) 
  09:18 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:17
[HOU 10-4]
Jones Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  09:05  
  09:03 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:52
[HOU 12-4]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Missed  08:35  
  08:34 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:32 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  08:18  
  08:16 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:59 Ariza Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:58 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  07:58
[HOU 14-4]
Jones Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Sullinger Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  07:32  
  07:30 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:27 Jones Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  07:27 Jones Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Olynyk Substitution replaced by Bass  07:27  
  07:20 Ariza Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST)  07:07
[BOS 6-14]
 
  06:54
[HOU 16-6]
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST)  06:33
[BOS 8-16]
 
  06:14
[HOU 19-8]
Canaan 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:13  
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed  06:02  
  06:00 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  05:56
[HOU 22-8]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Canaan (1 ST)  05:42  
  05:38 Jones Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Sullinger (1 BLK) 
  05:38 Team Rebound 
Rondo Substitution replaced by Smart  05:38  
  05:37 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Smart 3pt Shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:21 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:01 Canaan 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:00  
Sullinger Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bradley (1 AST)  04:55
[BOS 10-22]
 
  04:42
[HOU 24-10]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Sullinger 3pt Shot: Missed  04:31  
  04:30 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:19
[HOU 26-10]
Jones Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:03
[BOS 12-26]
 
Bradley Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:55  
  03:55
[HOU 27-12]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  03:55 Howard Substitution replaced by Black 
  03:55 Canaan Substitution replaced by Terry 
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Turner  03:55  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Thornton  03:55  
  03:55
[HOU 28-12]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Green Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  03:49  
Green Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:49  
  03:49
[HOU 29-12]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  03:49
[HOU 30-12]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  03:39  
  03:37 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:30 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:29  
  03:13 Ariza Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  03:13 Ariza Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou 
Green Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:04
[BOS 14-30]
 
  02:53 Black Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  02:53 Black Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  02:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
Bass Substitution replaced by Zeller  02:53  
Green Running Bank shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:40
[BOS 16-30]
 
  02:22 Papanikolaou Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Smart Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST)  02:04  
  01:56 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:54 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:50
[HOU 32-16]
Jones Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Zeller Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:38
[BOS 18-32]
 
  01:38 Black Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  01:38 Harden Substitution replaced by Howard 
  01:38 Jones Substitution replaced by Canaan 
  01:38 Black Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
Smart Substitution replaced by Rondo  01:38  
Green Substitution replaced by Sullinger  01:38  
Zeller Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:38  
  01:38 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:16
[HOU 34-18]
Howard Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST) 
Sullinger Floating Jump shot: Missed  00:51.9  
  00:49.9 Canaan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:36.9 Howard Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Zeller (1 BLK) 
  00:36.0 Team Rebound 
  00:29.1
[HOU 37-18]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST) 
  00:21.4 Papanikolaou Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Turner Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:21.4
[BOS 19-37]
 
Turner Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:21.4
[BOS 20-37]
 
  00:06.9 Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Turner (1 ST) 
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST)  00:01.9
[BOS 22-37]
 
  00:00.0 Canaan 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (33-42) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Turner Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:45  
Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:43  
  11:27 Motiejunas Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Turner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:22  
  11:20 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Zeller Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:12  
Turner Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:12  
Rondo Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  11:00  
  11:00
[HOU 38-22]
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:00
[HOU 39-22]
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  10:46 Canaan Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Sullinger Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:33
[BOS 24-39]
 
  10:24 Papanikolaou Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Turner (2 ST) 
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST)  10:20
[BOS 26-39]
 
  09:46 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:45 Team Rebound 
  09:45 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Rondo Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Canaan (2 ST)  09:31  
  09:27 Papanikolaou Layup Shot: Missed Block: Turner (1 BLK) 
Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:23  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  09:20  
  09:20 Team Rebound 
Zeller Substitution replaced by Olynyk  09:07  
Sullinger Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  09:04  
  09:04
[HOU 40-26]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  09:04 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:04  
Sullinger Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST)  08:47  
Sullinger Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  08:44  
  08:44  
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Bass  08:44  
  08:44 Terry Substitution replaced by Harden 
  08:44 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:44 Team Rebound 
  08:44
[HOU 41-26]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Olynyk Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST)  08:30
[BOS 28-41]
 
  08:17 Canaan 3pt Shot: Missed 
Olynyk Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:16  
Olynyk Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Papanikolaou (1 ST)  08:10  
  08:05
[HOU 44-28]
Canaan 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:38  
Thornton Substitution replaced by Bradley  07:38  
  07:22
[HOU 46-28]
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (1 AST) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  07:00  
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:59  
Bass Tip Shot: Missed  06:59  
  06:57 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:46 Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:44  
Turner Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:38
[BOS 30-46]
 
  06:28 Canaan 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:26  
Rondo Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:16  
  06:14 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  06:09 Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:08  
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Missed  06:01  
  05:59 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  05:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
Rondo Substitution replaced by Green  05:54  
Turner Substitution replaced by Smart  05:54  
  05:54 Howard Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  05:54 Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Black 
  05:54 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Jones 
  05:44 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
Olynyk Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:42  
Green Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:25  
  05:23 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  05:15 Jones Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:13 Black Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Olynyk Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  05:13  
  05:13 Black Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:13 Team Rebound 
Olynyk Substitution replaced by Zeller  05:13  
  05:13
[HOU 47-30]
Black Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Smart 3pt Shot: Missed  04:49  
Bass Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:47  
Smart Driving Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Black (1 BLK)  04:44  
  04:42 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Zeller Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:35  
  04:35 Black Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:35 Team Rebound 
  04:35
[HOU 48-30]
Black Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Smart Layup Shot: Missed  04:25  
  04:23 Black Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:09 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:06 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
Zeller Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:04  
  04:04
[HOU 49-30]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  04:04 Black Substitution replaced by Howard 
Smart Substitution replaced by Turner  04:04  
Bass Substitution replaced by Rondo  04:04  
  04:04
[HOU 50-30]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  03:48  
  03:47 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:31
[HOU 52-30]
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Canaan (1 AST) 
Bradley Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:14  
  03:12 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:53 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:52  
Zeller Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Turner (1 AST)  02:46
[BOS 32-52]
 
  02:27 Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed 
  02:25 Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  02:20 Canaan 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:20  
  02:20 Howard Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:20  
  02:20 Canaan Substitution replaced by Terry 
  02:08 Ariza Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST)  01:59
[BOS 34-52]
 
  01:33
[HOU 55-34]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST) 
Green Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:14
[BOS 36-55]
 
  00:55.9 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:54.7  
Bradley Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST)  00:43.1
[BOS 38-55]
 
Bradley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:26.8  
  00:26.8
[HOU 56-38]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:26.8 Ariza Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou 
  00:26.8
[HOU 57-38]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:00.5 Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (33-42) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  11:36  
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:33  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Harden (3 ST)  11:31  
  11:13
[HOU 60-38]
Canaan 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  10:58  
  10:44 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Sullinger (1 ST) 
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  10:39  
  10:37 Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  10:26 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:25  
Bass Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST)  10:10
[BOS 40-60]
 
  09:41 Jones Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rondo (1 ST) 
  09:41 Jones Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed  09:28  
  09:27 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:21 Canaan Layup Shot: Missed Block: Sullinger (2 BLK) 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:18  
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  09:09  
Team Rebound  09:08  
  09:08 Howard Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK)  08:57  
  08:55 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  08:50 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:48 Canaan Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:35 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:34  
  08:30 Jones Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Bradley Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (1 AST)  08:25
[BOS 42-60]
 
  08:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:59 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:59 Team Rebound 
  07:59 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed  07:47  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:46  
Sullinger Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:45
[BOS 44-60]
 
Bass Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:31  
  07:31 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:31 Team Rebound 
  07:31 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:31  
Sullinger Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  07:16  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:15  
Sullinger Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:14
[BOS 46-60]
 
  07:14 Howard Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  07:14
[BOS 47-60]
 
  06:52
[HOU 62-47]
Ariza Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Canaan (2 AST) 
Bradley Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:40  
  06:38 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Rondo Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:32  
  06:32
[HOU 63-47]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Bass Substitution replaced by Zeller  06:32  
  06:32
[HOU 64-47]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  06:18 Jones Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Zeller Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:18
[BOS 48-64]
 
  06:18 Jones Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
Zeller Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:18
[BOS 49-64]
 
  06:03 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:02  
Sullinger 3pt Shot: Missed  05:51  
  05:51 Team Rebound 
Zeller Foul: Personal (4 PF)  05:51  
Bradley Foul: Personal (3 PF)  05:32  
  05:26 Canaan Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rondo (2 ST) 
Rondo Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:22
[BOS 51-64]
 
Bradley Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  05:16  
  05:16 Canaan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:16 Team Rebound 
  05:16 Canaan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:16  
Bradley Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:08  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  05:07  
Sullinger Tip Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:07
[BOS 53-64]
 
  05:04 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:04 Canaan Substitution replaced by Terry 
  05:04 Howard Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou 
  04:53 Papanikolaou Illegal Screen Turnover : (3 TO) 
Bradley Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:36  
  04:35 Team Rebound 
Bradley Foul: Loose Ball (5 PF) (2 FTA)  04:35  
  04:35
[HOU 65-53]
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Turner  04:35  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Thornton  04:35  
  04:35
[HOU 66-53]
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Papanikolaou (2 ST)  04:20  
  04:14
[HOU 69-53]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (2 AST) 
Turner Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:57  
  03:55 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Zeller Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  03:49  
  03:49
[HOU 70-53]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Zeller Substitution replaced by Olynyk  03:49  
  03:49
[HOU 71-53]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Green Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:38  
  03:36 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:33 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Green Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST)  03:10
[BOS 55-71]
 
  02:42 Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:40 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:38 Papanikolaou Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Olynyk (1 ST) 
Rondo Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:30  
  02:28 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  02:19 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:18 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:18
[HOU 73-55]
Motiejunas Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Green Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK)  02:01  
Team Rebound  02:00  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:00  
Rondo Substitution replaced by Smart  02:00  
  02:00 Ariza Substitution replaced by Canaan 
Green Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Turner (2 AST)  01:58
[BOS 57-73]
 
  01:32
[HOU 76-57]
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST) 
Smart Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Harden (4 ST)  01:24  
  01:20
[HOU 78-57]
Harden Slam Dunk Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
  01:09 Harden Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:09
[BOS 58-78]
 
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  01:09
[BOS 59-78]
 
Green Substitution replaced by Bass  00:52.5  
  00:45.9 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  00:45.5 Team Rebound 
Olynyk Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:45.5  
  00:45.5 Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:45.5 Team Rebound 
  00:45.5 Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Olynyk Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:45.5  
  00:35.8 Motiejunas Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Thornton Free Throw Technical (5 PTS)  00:35.8
[BOS 60-78]
 
Turner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Terry (1 BLK)  00:26.9  
Olynyk Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:25.8  
  00:24.8 Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Olynyk Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:24.8
[BOS 61-78]
 
Olynyk Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:24.8
[BOS 62-78]
 
  00:02.9
[HOU 81-62]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Smart 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:49 Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  11:47  
Bass 3pt Shot: Missed  11:35  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  11:34  
Sullinger Tip Shot: Missed  11:34  
Rondo Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  11:33  
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK)  11:31  
Rondo Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  11:30  
  11:26 Howard Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Sullinger 3pt Shot: Missed  11:21  
  11:20 Canaan Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:07
[HOU 84-62]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Howard (3 AST) 
Thornton Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:49
[BOS 64-84]
 
  10:37 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  10:35  
  10:25 Howard Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:25  
Team Rebound  10:25  
Sullinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  10:25
[BOS 65-84]
 
Turner Violation:Kicked Ball  10:17  
  10:13 Papanikolaou Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Rondo (3 ST) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (2 BLK)  10:04  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  10:02  
Sullinger Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:00  
  09:58 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  09:42 Jones Jump Shot: Missed Block: Sullinger (3 BLK) 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:40  
Thornton Layup Shot: Missed  09:34  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:6 Def:3)  09:33  
Sullinger Tip Shot: Made (14 PTS)  09:33
[BOS 67-84]
 
Sullinger Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  09:13  
  09:13 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:13 Team Rebound 
  09:13 Canaan Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  09:13 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  09:13  
Turner Layup Shot: Missed  09:06  
Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:04  
Thornton Layup Shot: Missed  09:03  
  09:00 Team Rebound 
  08:38
[HOU 86-67]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Howard (4 AST) 
Sullinger Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA)  08:38  
  08:38  
  08:38
[HOU 87-67]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS) 
Thornton Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (2 AST)  08:22
[BOS 69-87]
 
  08:09 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:08  
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:03
[BOS 71-87]
 
  07:41
[HOU 89-71]
Howard Running Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Thornton Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (2 BLK)  07:23  
  07:22 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:18 Papanikolaou Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Bass (1 ST) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  07:13  
Team Rebound  07:13  
  07:13 Ariza Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) 
Bass Substitution replaced by Bradley  07:13  
Turner Substitution replaced by Green  07:13  
Green Jump Shot: Missed  07:05  
  07:03 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  06:53 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  06:52  
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  06:44  
  06:43 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  06:26
[HOU 91-71]
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (3 AST) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed Block: Terry (2 BLK)  06:08  
  06:06 Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  05:50
[HOU 93-71]
Howard Slam Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Sullinger Technical  05:47  
  05:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Zeller  05:47  
Rondo Substitution replaced by Young  05:47  
Thornton Substitution replaced by Turner  05:47  
  05:47 Howard Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  05:47
[HOU 94-71]
Terry Free Throw Technical (7 PTS) 
  05:41 Terry Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Green Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  05:37  
  05:35 Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  05:24
[HOU 96-71]
Jones Turnaround Bank shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Turner Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Zeller (1 AST)  05:08
[BOS 73-96]
 
  04:55
[HOU 99-73]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST) 
Turner Driving Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Green (2 AST)  04:36
[BOS 75-99]
 
  04:23 Ariza Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:20  
Green 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Turner (3 AST)  04:10
[BOS 78-99]
 
  03:53
[HOU 101-78]
Jones Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (4 AST) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  03:39  
  03:39 Team Rebound 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Smart  03:39  
  03:39 Ariza Substitution replaced by Canaan 
  03:39 Jones Substitution replaced by Dorsey 
  03:39 Terry Substitution replaced by Daniels 
  03:39 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  03:39 Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
Green Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:24  
Green Substitution replaced by Olynyk  03:24  
Turner Substitution replaced by Pressey  03:24  
  03:17
[HOU 104-78]
Daniels 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (2 AST) 
  03:03 Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Smart Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:03
[BOS 79-104]
 
Smart Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:03
[BOS 80-104]
 
  02:49 Canaan Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Olynyk (2 ST) 
Young Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:45
[BOS 82-104]
 
  02:45 Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:45  
Young Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  02:45  
  02:45 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:31 Motiejunas Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Zeller (2 BLK) 
  02:28 Canaan Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:19 Canaan 3pt Shot: Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:17  
Smart 3pt Shot: Missed  01:59  
  01:58 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:52 Johnson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Young (1 BLK) 
Smart Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:50  
Young Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smart (1 AST)  01:44
[BOS 84-104]
 
  01:32 Daniels Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Olynyk (3 ST) 
Olynyk Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Pressey (1 AST)  01:27
[BOS 86-104]
 
  01:14 Daniels 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:13 Team Rebound 
  01:04 Dorsey Hook Shot: Missed 
Olynyk Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:02  
Smart 3pt Shot: Missed  00:56.9  
  00:55.7 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:45.9 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:44.3  
  00:44.3 Dorsey Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Zeller Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:44.3
[BOS 87-104]
 
Zeller Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:44.3
[BOS 88-104]
 
  00:26.9 Canaan Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:24.9  
Young Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pressey (2 AST)  00:20.0
[BOS 90-104]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
BOS
2nd Atlantic
40
42
8-2
21-20
19-22
HOU
1st Southwest
56
26
7-3
30-11
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
BOS
2 players 17.5
2 players 7.3
2 players 7.0
6 players 0.8
2 players 1.0
HOU
2 players 28.4
Howard 14.4
Harden 8.1
Howard 3.0
Harden 2.4