Rockets News

Houston Rockets 104 Boston Celtics 92-Recap

facebooktwitterreddit

Jan 13, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Houston Rockets power forward Dwight Howard (12) reaches for a rebound over Boston Celtics power forward Brandon Bass (30) during the first quarter at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

It took a couple of games, but the Houston Rockets were finally able to find their old ways, shooting 42 percent(8 for 19) from behind the 3-point line, recorded 24 team assists, and dominated down low(58-36 advantage in points in the paint) en route to a 104-92 win over the Boston Celtics.

All 5 starters were in double digits for the Rockets, as Dwight Howard lead the way with 32 points and 11 rebounds, while James Harden added 16 points. Jeremy Lin scored 16 points and dished out 9 assists, while Chandler Parsons returned to the lineup to finish with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Terrence Jones also recorded his 11th double-double of the season as he scored 12 points and pulled down 12 boards.

Houston Rockets

STARTERS

MIN

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Dwight Howard

37

11-17

0-1

10-18

3

8

11

2

0

1

2

2

+8

32

Terrence Jones

37

6-11

0-0

0-2

5

7

12

0

2

3

1

2

+18

12

Chandler Parsons

39

5-13

2-3

2-2

0

7

7

4

1

0

1

3

+14

14

Jeremy Lin

35

5-7

1-2

5-6

0

1

1

9

3

0

1

3

+4

16

James Harden

38

6-18

2-6

2-2

1

6

7

3

0

3

3

2

+12

16

BENCH

MIN

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Ronnie Brewer

5

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

-4

0

Omri Casspi

23

4-9

3-5

1-2

0

6

6

3

0

0

3

3

-2

12

Aaron Brooks

15

0-2

0-1

2-2

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

1

+2

2

Francisco Garcia

11

0-2

0-1

0-0

1

1

2

0

0

1

0

0

+8

0

Greg Smith

DNP COACH’S DECISION

Donatas Motiejunas

DNP COACH’S DECISION

Omer Asik

DNP

Isaiah Canaan

DNP COACH’S DECISION

TOTALS

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

PTS

Fast break points:   17
Points in the paint:   58
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   15 (10)

Boston Celtics

STARTERS

MIN

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Kris Humphries

21

2-7

0-0

0-0

2

6

8

2

0

3

1

1

-15

4

Jared Sullinger

23

3-11

0-3

2-2

6

4

10

1

0

1

1

5

-9

8

Jeff Green

28

2-10

0-1

0-0

0

6

6

0

0

0

4

1

-12

4

Avery Bradley

34

11-21

2-7

0-0

0

5

5

3

3

1

1

2

-10

24

Jordan Crawford

25

3-11

0-3

7-7

0

0

0

5

0

0

1

4

-11

13

BENCH

MIN

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Brandon Bass

25

6-15

0-0

2-3

3

4

7

0

0

0

1

4

+8

14

Gerald Wallace

20

1-2

0-1

0-0

0

1

1

1

0

1

1

1

-2

2

Kelly Olynyk

22

2-5

0-0

0-0

4

3

7

0

2

0

0

4

-9

4

Vitor Faverani

4

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

-1

0

Phil Pressey

3

0-2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

-7

0

Jerryd Bayless

24

7-13

1-1

2-2

0

1

1

4

2

1

2

0

+1

17

MarShon Brooks

12

1-4

0-1

0-0

0

5

5

1

0

0

0

2

+7

2

Keith Bogans

DNP COACH’S DECISION

TOTALS

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

PTS

Fast break points:   13
Points in the paint:   36
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   15 (17)

The Rockets started off slow, shooting just 29 percent(7 for 24) from the field in the 1st quarter, but only trailed 27-19. The second quarter, however, would be the complete opposite: 33 points, 58 percent(11 for 19) shooting from the field, and the Rockets took a comfortable 53-43 halftime lead that would stretch to 19 points by the end of the 3rd quarter.

The Celtics showed some life, starting the 4th quarter on a 16-9 run to cut the lead to 93-80 with under 6 minutes remaining. Jerryd Bayless then converted on a 3-point lead to make the score 93-83 before going to the Hack-A-Howard. The Rockets would survive the span as Howard hit 6 of 12 from the free throw line, but Bayless, who scored 15 of his 17 points in the 4th, would keep the Celtics within striking distance, cutting the lead to 100-92 with 2 minutes left.

Lin then scored on a layup, and a Bayless turnover on the ensuing Celtics possession turned into an easy lay in for Jones on the other end to stretch the Rockets lead to 104-92 to put the game away.

facebooktwitterreddit