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Thomas leads Celtics to easy 111-95 win over Rockets


By KRISTIE RIEKEN
Posted Nov 17 2015 11:22AM

HOUSTON (AP) The Boston Celtics were playing their fifth game in seven days on Monday night.

With the energy and hustle they showed in a blowout win over the Houston Rockets it was certainly hard to tell.

Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points and the Celtics used a 32-point third quarter to pull away and cruise to a 111-95 win over the slumping Rockets.

Avery Bradley was asked how they're able to keep playing with such intensity in such a tough stretch of games.

"This is the NBA," he said. "If you can't, you shouldn't be in the NBA honestly."

It is the third straight win for the Celtics and gives Houston a four-game losing streak for the first time since the team dropped seven straight in January 2013.

Coach Kevin McHale doesn't feel like he's getting 100 percent from his team.

"At times, I wouldn't say full effort all the time, no," he said. "Things aren't going our way and we hang our head. We haven't put together really good basketball all year long."

Boston led by 4 after a 3-pointer by James Harden with 3 1/3 minutes left in the third quarter. The Celtics closed out the quarter by scoring 15 straight points to take an 87-68 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Celtics rode the momentum from their strong third quarter into the early part of the fourth quarter and used a 13-4 run to open the period and extend the lead to 100-72. Bradley scored seven points with a dunk and a 3-pointer to lead the team in that stretch.

McHale pulled most of Houston's starters after that.

Bradley finished with 21 points and made four 3-pointers and Jae Crowder added 16 points.

Trevor Ariza led Houston with 19 points and Harden had 16.

The Rockets led by as many as 15 in the first quarter, but the Celtics got going in the second and it was tied 55-55 at halftime.

"We were more locked in, hands were up, more deflection oriented," coach Brad Stevens said of Boston's play after the first quarter.

Houston was up by 1 after a dunk by Ariza in the third quarter. The Celtics scored the next eight points to take a 67-61 lead with about 5 1/2 minutes left in quarter.

Houston had three turnovers in that span and went more than 2 1/2 minutes without scoring. Ariza finally broke the drought with a 3-pointer with 5:22 left in the third. But the Rockets shooting woes would soon return, allowing the Celtics to build the lead.

Bradley made 3-pointers on consecutive possessions near the end of Boston's big run, causing the visitor's bench and the few Celtics fans in the crowd to go wild. The players on the bench jumped up and down and held three fingers in the air.

Houston missed six straight shots and had a turnover as Boston built the lead and the Rockets managed just 13 points in the quarter.

TIP-INS

Celtics: Bradley played in his second straight game after missing the previous two games with a strained calf. ... Marcus Smart had six assists.

Rockets: G Patrick Beverley missed his second game in a row and is out indefinitely after spraining his left ankle on Friday night. He missed two games earlier this month with a concussion. ... Dwight Howard had five points and 12 rebounds.

MINOR DUSTUP

There was a minor scuffle midway through the third quarter when Terrence Jones tried to grab the ball out of the hands of Amir Johnson after he fell to the court at the end of a play. Harden and Thomas joined the incident and began shoving each other before they were pulled apart. Jones, Harden and Thomas all received technical fouls after a review by the officials.

"What bothered us was we had a guy down and their guy kind of straddled us - wouldn't let our guy up," Crowder said. "It was a sign of disrespect. We came to our guy's rescue and we just wasn't having it."

HURT BY TURNOVERS

It was a sloppy game by the Rockets, who dropped to 4-7 this season, thanks in part to 22 turnovers that led to 39 points by Boston.

"We just had turnover after turnover ... it was just kind of a muddy game," McHale said. "We stayed in the mud and they made some shots in the third quarter and ran us out."

UP NEXT

Celtics: Visit Dallas on Wednesday.

Rockets: Host Portland on Wednesday.


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BOS
HOU
     
    • 47.3%

    • 42.4%

    • 30.6%

    • 34.4%

    • 70.6%

    • 52.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOS HOU
Total Rebounds 49 46
Offensive Rebounds 16 14
Turnovers 19 22
Fast Break Pts: 22 19
Biggest Lead: 29 15
Points in the Paint: 58 38
BOS HOU
p Thomas   23 Ariza   19
rb Smart   9 Howard   12
a 2 players   6 Lawson   5
s Smart   5 2 players   3
b 3 players   1 Capela   2
 
  • 11/16 - BOS 111 @ HOU 95
  • 03/11 - HOU 102 @ BOS 98
Boston Celtics (6-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Crowder F 28:06 7-10 1-3 1-1 +24 1 2 3 0 2 2 1 0 0 16
A. Johnson F 22:16 3-5 0-0 0-0 +20 2 4 6 3 2 3 0 1 1 6
J. Sullinger C 25:26 4-9 1-2 0-0 +20 4 2 6 3 1 0 0 1 1 9
M. Smart G 30:16 1-11 0-6 2-4 +30 1 8 9 6 3 5 5 0 1 4
I. Thomas G 23:51 9-12 4-7 1-1 0 1 2 3 6 0 2 1 0 0 23
E. Turner   18:04 2-5 0-2 3-3 +11 0 5 5 2 3 0 2 0 0 7
A. Bradley   20:04 8-14 4-7 1-2 +18 0 1 1 2 1 1 2 0 1 21
K. Olynyk   22:34 3-11 1-6 1-2 -4 3 3 6 2 2 1 3 1 1 8
D. Lee   05:05 0-1 0-0 0-0 -6 2 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
T. Zeller   13:41 3-6 0-0 3-4 -18 1 4 5 0 2 1 2 0 1 9
R. Hunter   10:59 0-2 0-2 0-0 -9 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
J. Jerebko   13:54 3-4 0-0 0-0 +7 1 1 2 2 3 0 2 0 0 6
T. Rozier   05:44 1-3 0-1 0-0 -13 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
Total   240 44-93 11-36 12-17   16 33 49 27 22 16 19 3 6 111
  47.3% 30.6% 70.6%   team rebs: 11 total to: 20
Houston Rockets (4-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 31:38 7-16 4-10 1-1 -23 1 8 9 0 2 3 4 1 0 19
T. Jones F 27:57 7-14 0-1 1-4 +6 3 5 8 4 2 1 1 0 2 15
D. Howard C 29:41 2-4 0-0 1-2 -11 4 8 12 3 4 0 2 1 1 5
J. Harden G 29:41 4-10 4-7 4-4 -27 0 1 1 3 4 0 4 0 0 16
T. Lawson G 26:31 3-5 0-1 1-2 -12 1 1 2 5 0 1 4 0 0 7
J. Terry   18:15 1-4 0-2 1-1 -18 0 1 1 3 3 0 3 1 0 3
M. Harrell   11:56 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 4
C. Brewer   24:22 4-14 1-7 2-3 -2 0 3 3 2 2 3 2 0 0 11
C. Capela   18:19 2-4 0-0 1-4 -5 4 3 7 1 0 1 0 2 0 5
M. Thornton   12:00 3-8 2-4 0-0 +3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 8
K. McDaniels   09:39 1-3 0-0 0-2 +9 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2
Total   240 36-85 11-32 12-23   14 32 46 23 20 10 22 6 3 95
  42.4% 34.4% 52.2%   team rebs: 8 total to: 22

inactive

  • Celtics: Mickey, Young
  • Rockets: Beverley, Dekker, Motiejunas

technical fouls

  • Celtics: Olynyk, Thomas
  • Rockets: Harden, Howard, Jones

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 14
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #14 Ed Malloy, #45 Brian Forte, #44 Eli Roe
  • Attendance: 17005
  • Duration: 2:13
Boston Celtics (6-4) Houston Rockets (4-7)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Johnson (Lawson gains possession)
  11:38 Jones Hook Shot: Missed 
  11:37 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:37 Ariza Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:35 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:34 Howard Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:34  
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK)  11:17  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:16  
Sullinger Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:14
[BOS 2-0]
 
  11:07
[HOU 2-2]
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Thomas Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:50
[BOS 4-2]
 
  10:36 Ariza Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:35  
  10:27 Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte) 
Smart Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:27
[BOS 5-2]
 
Smart Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:27  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  10:27  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  10:22  
  10:20 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:12 Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:11  
Sullinger 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  10:04
[BOS 8-2]
 
  09:47
[HOU 5-8]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST) 
Smart 3pt Shot: Missed  09:33  
  09:32 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte)  09:26  
  09:26
[HOU 6-8]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  09:26
[HOU 7-8]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Smart Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  09:12  
  08:50 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:49 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  08:28 Lawson Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  08:27 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  08:27
[HOU 9-8]
Howard Tip Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Thomas Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:13
[BOS 10-9]
 
  07:58
[HOU 12-10]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:49
[BOS 13-12]
 
  07:25
[HOU 15-13]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Johnson Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:06
[BOS 15-15]
 
  06:55 Harden Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:54  
Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed  06:46  
  06:45 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  06:31 Lawson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST) 
Crowder Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST)  06:27
[BOS 17-15]
 
  06:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:03 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:02  
Smart Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST)  05:53  
  05:45
[HOU 18-17]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Sullinger Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Thomas (3 AST)  05:21
[BOS 19-18]
 
  05:10 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:09 Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:01
[HOU 21-19]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
  04:46 Jones Foul: Personal (2 PF) (E Malloy) 
Smart Substitution replaced by Turner  04:46  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Bradley  04:46  
  04:46 Jones Substitution replaced by Terry 
  04:46 Lawson Substitution replaced by Harrell 
Sullinger 3pt Shot: Missed  04:32  
Team Rebound  04:32  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:32  
  04:09 Harrell Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:09  
Bradley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (3 ST)  03:58  
  03:54 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Olynyk  03:54  
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Missed  03:37  
  03:36 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:26 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Olynyk Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:25  
Bradley Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  03:21  
  03:21 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Olynyk Foul: Personal (1 PF) (E Roe)  03:09  
  03:09 Howard Substitution replaced by Capela 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Lee  03:09  
  02:57 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:56  
Turner 3pt Shot: Missed  02:42  
Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:41  
Olynyk Layup Shot: Missed  02:35  
Lee Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  02:34  
Lee Tip Layup Shot: Missed  02:34  
  02:33 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:29 Brewer Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (E Malloy) 
  02:29 Brewer Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:29  
Bradley Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:13  
  02:12 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:02 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:01 Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Lee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy)  01:57  
  01:57
[HOU 22-19]
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:57
[HOU 23-19]
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  01:45 Harrell Foul: Personal (1 PF) (E Malloy) 
Turner 3pt Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:40 Harrell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:34 Harden Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (E Roe) 
  01:34 Harden Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  01:34 Harden Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  01:21 Terry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Roe) 
Turner Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:21
[BOS 20-23]
 
Turner Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:21
[BOS 21-23]
 
  01:08
[HOU 25-21]
Capela Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Olynyk Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  00:56.0  
Crowder Substitution replaced by Thomas  00:56.0  
  00:36.9 Capela Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:35.9  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Turner (1 AST)  00:30.2
[BOS 24-25]
 
  00:09.0
[HOU 28-24]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Turner Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  00:02.9  
  00:00.0 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (6-4) Houston Rockets (4-7)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Bradley Cutting Layup Shot: Missed Block: Capela (1 BLK)  11:39  
  11:38 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:32 Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:31 Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  11:31
[HOU 30-24]
Capela Tip Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  11:13  
  11:12 Harrell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Olynyk Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Forte)  11:11  
Olynyk Technical (E Roe)  11:11  
  11:11
[HOU 31-24]
Terry Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  11:11 Terry Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  11:00 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:00 Capela Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
Lee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy)  11:00  
  11:00 Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:00 Team Rebound 
  11:00 Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:00  
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Missed  10:51  
  10:50 Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:40
[HOU 33-24]
Harrell Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Thomas (4 AST)  10:17
[BOS 27-33]
 
  10:05
[HOU 35-27]
Harrell Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST) 
  10:04 Capela Substitution replaced by Howard 
Lee Substitution replaced by Zeller  10:04  
Olynyk Turnover : Inbound Turnover (2 TO)  10:04  
  09:51
[HOU 37-27]
Brewer Turnaround Bank shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Missed  09:42  
  09:41 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:27
[HOU 39-27]
Ariza Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST) 
Zeller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (B Forte)  09:27  
  09:27 Harrell Substitution replaced by Jones 
  09:27
[HOU 40-27]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
Turner Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST)  09:06  
  09:02
[HOU 42-27]
Lawson Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:02  
Turner Substitution replaced by Sullinger  09:02  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Hunter  09:02  
Olynyk Substitution replaced by Smart  09:02  
Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed  08:43  
  08:41 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:29 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:28 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  08:19 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:19  
Zeller Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thomas (5 AST)  08:10
[BOS 29-42]
 
Smart Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte)  07:57  
  07:57 Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:57 Team Rebound 
  07:57
[HOU 43-29]
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Smart 3pt Shot: Missed  07:38  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  07:37  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (1 AST)  07:32
[BOS 32-43]
 
Sullinger Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy)  07:15  
  07:15 Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden 
  07:15
[HOU 44-32]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:15 Lawson Substitution replaced by Terry 
  07:15 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Smart Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:15  
Zeller Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:04
[BOS 34-44]
 
  06:53 Ariza Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hunter (1 ST) 
Thomas Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Smart (1 AST)  06:48
[BOS 36-44]
 
  06:33 Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smart (1 ST) 
  06:29 Terry Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte) 
Smart Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:29  
Team Rebound  06:29  
Smart Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:29
[BOS 37-44]
 
  06:06 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:06  
  05:44 Harden Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Roe) 
  05:44  
Zeller Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  05:44
[BOS 38-44]
 
Zeller Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:44  
  05:44 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  05:24 Jones Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Sullinger (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  05:24  
Hunter 3pt Shot: Missed  05:07  
  05:05 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:02
[HOU 46-38]
Jones Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST) 
Hunter Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (E Roe)  05:02  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Crowder  05:02  
  05:02
[HOU 47-38]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Smart Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:46  
  04:46 Team Rebound 
Smart Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte)  04:36  
  04:36
[HOU 48-38]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  04:36 Terry Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  04:36 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Hunter Substitution replaced by Bradley  04:36  
  04:36
[HOU 49-38]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Smart 3pt Shot: Missed  04:23  
  04:23 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  04:21 Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Zeller (1 ST) 
Zeller Jump Shot: Missed  04:17  
  04:16 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  04:06 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:06  
Sullinger Cutting Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Smart (2 AST)  03:57
[BOS 40-49]
 
  03:41
[HOU 51-40]
Lawson Step Back Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Bradley Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:24  
  03:23 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  03:19
[HOU 53-40]
Jones Cutting Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST) 
Crowder Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (E Malloy)  03:19  
Zeller Substitution replaced by Johnson  03:19  
  03:19 Howard Substitution replaced by Capela 
  03:19 Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:19  
Crowder Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:02  
  03:01 Capela Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  02:50 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  02:49  
Johnson Running Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (2 AST)  02:45
[BOS 42-53]
 
  02:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:43 Jones Substitution replaced by Harrell 
  02:41 Harrell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST) 
Bradley Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:37
[BOS 44-53]
 
  02:15 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Johnson (2 ST) 
Smart 3pt Shot: Missed  02:03  
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:01  
Crowder Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smart (3 AST)  01:57
[BOS 46-53]
 
  01:42 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Crowder (1 ST) 
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:30
[BOS 48-53]
 
  01:27 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:27 Capela Substitution replaced by Howard 
  01:17 Howard Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (E Malloy) 
  01:17 Howard Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST)  01:04
[BOS 51-53]
 
  00:51.9 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:50.9  
Smart Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) (E Malloy)  00:47.5  
Smart Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  00:47.5  
  00:47.5 Harrell Substitution replaced by Ariza 
Smart Substitution replaced by Turner  00:47.5  
  00:32.9 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Bradley (1 ST) 
  00:29.2 Brewer Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy) 
Bradley Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:29.2
[BOS 52-53]
 
Bradley Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:29.2  
Team Rebound  00:26.3  
Team Timeout : Short  00:26.3  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:07.1
[BOS 55-53]
 
  00:00.0
[HOU 55-55]
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (6-4) Houston Rockets (4-7)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Crowder Cutting Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST)  11:39
[BOS 57-55]
 
  11:28
[HOU 58-57]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST) 
Sullinger Step Back Jump shot: Missed  11:04  
  11:03 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  10:53 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
Smart Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:53  
Smart Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST)  10:46  
  10:40 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Thomas (2 ST) 
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  10:31
[BOS 59-58]
 
  10:12 Ariza Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Smart (2 ST) 
  10:12 Ariza Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (E Malloy) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  10:00  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:59  
Thomas Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST)  09:56  
  09:46 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:46 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:40 Howard Jump Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  09:40  
Crowder Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (E Malloy)  09:29  
Crowder Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:29  
Johnson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy)  09:08  
  09:08 Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:08 Team Rebound 
  09:08 Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Smart Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:08  
Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed  08:59  
Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:58  
Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed  08:51  
Smart Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:50  
Smart Tip Layup Shot: Missed  08:50  
  08:49 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:36 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:35  
Sullinger Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ariza (1 BLK)  08:27  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  08:26  
Smart 3pt Shot: Missed  08:22  
  08:21 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Smart Violation:Kicked Ball (B Forte)  08:13  
  08:00
[HOU 60-59]
Ariza Driving Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Jones (3 AST) 
Smart Floating Jump shot: Missed  07:33  
  07:32 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  07:24 Harden Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) (B Forte) 
  07:24 Harden Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
  07:14 Howard Foul: Personal (2 PF) (E Roe) 
  07:11 Ariza Foul: Personal (2 PF) (E Malloy) 
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (3 AST)  06:57
[BOS 61-60]
 
  06:50 Jones Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:49  
Smart Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO)  06:45  
  06:45 Double Technical - Harden, Thomas (E Roe) 
  06:45 Jones Technical (E Malloy) 
Thomas Free Throw Technical (18 PTS)  06:45
[BOS 62-60]
 
  06:19 Ariza Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  06:18 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:13 Jones Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Smart (3 ST) 
Crowder Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Thomas (6 AST)  05:59
[BOS 64-60]
 
  05:59 Harden Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (E Roe) 
  05:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:59 Jones Substitution replaced by Terry 
  05:59 Lawson Substitution replaced by Harrell 
Crowder Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  05:59
[BOS 65-60]
 
  05:41 Harrell Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Johnson (3 ST) 
Thomas Pullup Jump shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Johnson (3 AST)  05:35
[BOS 67-60]
 
  05:22
[HOU 63-67]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Smart (4 AST)  05:01
[BOS 70-63]
 
  04:40
[HOU 65-70]
Terry Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  04:13  
  04:12 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  03:59 Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Crowder (2 ST) 
Crowder Running Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:53
[BOS 72-65]
 
Smart Substitution replaced by Bradley  03:42  
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Olynyk  03:42  
  03:42 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  03:37
[HOU 68-72]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST) 
  03:24 Terry Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Forte) 
Olynyk Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:24
[BOS 73-68]
 
  03:24 Howard Substitution replaced by Capela 
Olynyk Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:24  
Crowder Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:24  
Crowder Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Bradley (1 AST)  03:17
[BOS 75-68]
 
  03:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:17 Harrell Substitution replaced by Ariza 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Turner  03:17  
Turner Foul: Personal (1 PF) (E Malloy)  03:08  
Turner Foul: Personal (2 PF) (E Roe)  03:06  
  02:53 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:53  
Johnson Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  02:32  
  02:31 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  02:23 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:22 Capela Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  02:21 Capela Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Olynyk Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:19  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  02:13  
Olynyk Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:11  
Turner Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:01
[BOS 77-68]
 
Turner Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) (B Forte)  01:54  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Jerebko  01:54  
  01:51 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
  01:36 Capela Violation:Defensive Goaltending (E Malloy) 
Jerebko Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Olynyk (1 AST)  01:36
[BOS 79-68]
 
  01:15 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:14  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Turner (2 AST)  01:08
[BOS 82-68]
 
  00:50.9 Terry Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:48.9  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:33.7
[BOS 85-68]
 
  00:22.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:21.7  
Olynyk Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:00.7
[BOS 87-68]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:59 Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Smart (4 ST) 
Smart Jump Shot: Missed Block: Terry (1 BLK)  11:59  
Jerebko Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:59  
Jerebko Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:54
[BOS 89-68]
 
  11:32 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smart Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:31  
Jerebko Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:13  
  11:12 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  11:02
[HOU 70-89]
Howard Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST) 
Bradley Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS)  10:46
[BOS 91-70]
 
Bradley Foul: Personal (1 PF) (E Malloy)  10:37  
  10:29 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Olynyk (1 ST) 
Jerebko Cutting Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bradley (2 AST)  10:22
[BOS 93-70]
 
  10:17 Team Timeout : Short 
  10:00 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Smart (5 ST) 
Bradley Running Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Smart (5 AST)  09:55
[BOS 95-70]
 
  09:39 Thornton Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:39  
  09:39 Howard Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (E Malloy) 
  09:39 Lawson Substitution replaced by McDaniels 
Turner Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Olynyk (2 AST)  09:17
[BOS 97-70]
 
  09:01
[HOU 72-97]
McDaniels Driving Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Terry (3 AST) 
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Jerebko (1 AST)  08:49
[BOS 100-72]
 
  08:31 McDaniels Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Smart Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:30  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  08:22  
  08:21 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  08:18
[HOU 74-100]
Thornton Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Howard (3 AST) 
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Missed  07:58  
Team Rebound  07:58  
  07:58 Howard Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (B Forte) 
  07:58  
  07:58 Howard Technical (B Forte) 
  07:58 Ariza Substitution replaced by Jones 
  07:58 Howard Substitution replaced by Capela 
  07:58 Terry Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Hunter  07:58  
Turner Free Throw Technical (7 PTS)  07:58
[BOS 101-74]
 
Smart 3pt Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:41 Capela Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  07:30 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:29  
Smart Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jerebko (2 AST)  07:16
[BOS 103-74]
 
Jerebko Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy)  06:56  
  06:56 McDaniels Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:56 Team Rebound 
Smart Substitution replaced by Zeller  06:56  
  06:56 McDaniels Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:56  
Olynyk Jump Shot: Missed Block: Capela (2 BLK)  06:42  
  06:40 Capela Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  06:34 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Olynyk Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:33  
Turner Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:19  
Olynyk Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:18  
  06:18 Thornton Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (B Forte) 
Zeller Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  06:08  
  06:07 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:50 Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:49 McDaniels Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:49 McDaniels Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Jerebko Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:47  
Jerebko Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (E Malloy)  05:44  
Jerebko Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:44  
  05:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
Turner Substitution replaced by Rozier  05:44  
Zeller Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Roe)  05:33  
  05:33 Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:33 Team Rebound 
  05:33
[HOU 75-103]
Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Hunter 3pt Shot: Missed  05:09  
  05:08 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:56
[HOU 78-103]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Rozier 3pt Shot: Missed  04:44  
  04:43 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:33 Thornton Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:32  
  04:19 McDaniels Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Roe) 
Zeller Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:19
[BOS 104-78]
 
Zeller Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:19
[BOS 105-78]
 
  04:05
[HOU 81-105]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Jones (4 AST) 
Zeller Jump Shot: Missed Block: McDaniels (1 BLK)  03:50  
Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:49  
Zeller Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Thornton (1 ST)  03:47  
  03:43
[HOU 83-105]
Jones Running Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Olynyk Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO)  03:20  
  03:18
[HOU 85-105]
Brewer Running Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Jerebko Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (E Roe)  03:18  
  03:18 Brewer Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  03:18 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  03:17
[HOU 87-105]
Jones Tip Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Rozier Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Capela (1 ST)  03:05  
  03:02
[HOU 89-105]
Jones Running Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Capela (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:02  
Hunter Substitution replaced by Smart  03:02  
Rozier Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:48  
Olynyk Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  02:46  
Olynyk Tip Layup Shot: Missed  02:46  
  02:44 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:39 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smart Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  02:39  
Zeller Running Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Smart (6 AST)  02:34
[BOS 107-89]
 
  02:15 Jones Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed Block: Olynyk (1 BLK) 
Smart Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  02:14  
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Missed  02:05  
  02:04 Team Rebound 
  01:42 Thornton Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Smart Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  01:41  
Jerebko Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  01:37  
Smart Substitution replaced by Hunter  01:37  
  01:20
[HOU 91-107]
Jones Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: McDaniels (1 AST) 
Zeller Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (3 ST)  01:02  
  00:58.4
[HOU 93-107]
Jones Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST) 
Olynyk Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rozier (1 AST)  00:45.9
[BOS 109-93]
 
  00:39.9 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:38.8  
Rozier Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:18.3
[BOS 111-93]
 
  00:07.6
[HOU 95-111]
Brewer Driving Bank shot: Made (11 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
BOS
2nd Atlantic
48
34
6-4
28-13
20-21
HOU
4th Southwest
41
41
6-4
23-18
18-23
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
BOS
2 players 24.2
2 players 7.2
2 players 5.0
2 players 1.3
2 players 1.7
HOU
2 players 26.6
2 players 14.0
2 players 7.6
2 players 1.4
2 players 2.6