Celtics

Celtics

FINAL SCORE: Rockets 115, Celtics 104

IN BRIEF: The Celtics were down by more than 20 in the second half, but made a furious rally late to cut the lead down to eight after James Harden fouled out with 1:43 to go. But it wasn't enough to dig out of the massive hole, as Boston has now lost 5 of 6 since the All-Star break. The Rockets shot an astounding 21 of 51 from three-point range, including an 8 for 12 effort from Eric Gordon (32 points) and 6 for 18 from Harden (42). Not exactly what Boston was hoping for ahead of this week's crucial west coast road trip.

BOX SCORE

CELTICS RECORD: 38-25, 3rd in Atlantic Division

⬇️HIGHLIGHTS ⬇️

TATUM'S FIRST POINTS AS A 21-YEAR-OLD

KYRIE GETS THE SHOOTER'S ROLL

BROWN GIVING THE CELTICS A SPARK

. . . AND SPARKS THE RALLY

UP NEXT
TUESDAY: at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
WEDNESDAY: at Sacramento, 10 p.m. (NBC Sports Boston)
SATURDAY: at LA Lakers, 8:30 p.m. (ABC)

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