FINAL: Rockets 93, Celtics 87. Discouraging 2nd half, but rare to get W when Harden goes 4-21 FG. DMo career-high 26p + 12r, Smoove 15-10.
The Celtics almost completed a big comeback while shooting 15-for-43 after halftime. Heck of a defensive effort. Just couldn't score.
Celtics have held James Harden to 14 points on 4-for-21 shooting and are still gonna lose this one. Rough.
Celtics call timeout, hopefully to set up another Jared Sullinger three-point attempt. Rockets clinging to an 86-81 lead, 1:02 left.
Like the switch. Thornton back in for Prince, Celtics stay small, but without Crowder.
Celtics go small. Prince at 4. Motiejunas cleans up a miss when Sullinger helps on Harden drive.
Childhood friends Brandon Bass and Marcus Thornton are the Celtics two leading scorers. Must've imagined it being just like this as kids ...
Give the Celtics credit, they have had to chip the hell out of this lead, but they just keeping coming. Houston can't stop the momentum.
Celtics crank up defense in third quarter; limit Rockets to 9 points on 4 of 20 shooting in frame. Houston up 69-64 heading to 4th.
This season, the Celtics are now shooting 4-for-35 from deep against the Rockets.
Rockets 3 of 17 with 8 (!) turnovers in the third quarter. Celtics cut lead from 18 to 7.
Celtics from 19 down, now trail 67-56. Boston's lost 54 straight when trailing by 16+. The last win? 1/513 vs. Josh Smith and Atlanta.