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Houston Rockets End Celtics Home Winning Streak – Player Grades

Mar 11, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) shoots the ball against Houston Rockets forward Michael Beasley (8) during the first half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 11, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) shoots the ball against Houston Rockets forward Michael Beasley (8) during the first half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
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Just call the Houston Rockets streak breakers! After ending the Raptors 12-game home win streak they replicated it by ending the Celtics 14 game home win streak. 

Who would have imagined a heroic third quarter from Michael Beasley would be enough to beat what is arguably this season’s most surprising team? The Houston Rockets (33-32) are once again back over .500 as the beat the Boston Celtics (39-27) on their home court.

The Rockets had their best defensive performance of the season. As they held the Celtics to 37.4% from the field. On a night where they shot 19 percent from downtown, Houston dominated the paint. They outscored the Celtics 60-46 on the inside.

By far one of the best games I’ve seen all season from the Rockets. If they can keep this style of play up, perhaps they are bound for a first round upset!

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Rockets Player Grades

DWIGHT HOWARD. B+. It was another good game for <a href=. C. Houston Rockets

D.  No disrespect, but I still do not understand why <a href=. PF-C. Houston Rockets. DONATAS MOTIEJUNAS

B. The league’s longest active streak of consecutive steals continues. As <a href=. SF. Houston Rockets. TREVOR ARIZA

JAMES HARDEN. A+. It was another good night for <a href=. SG. Houston Rockets

PATRICK BEVERLEY. B-. On a night where he struggled with his shot, <a href=. PG. Houston Rockets

Best Reserve

MICHAEL BEASLEY. A. THERE WAS A NEW CHEF IN THE KITCHEN TONIGHT! When  the Rockets acquired the CBA MVP, I pondered what kind of effect Michael Beasley would have in Houston? Honestly, I predicted Beasley would be a bum. After this game, he proved me wrong! With James Harden out due to foul trouble, Beasley scored 12 points in the third. For the first time this season, the Rockets had someone who could carry the load for the second unit. Welcome to Houston. Michael Beasley!! 18 Points, 8 rebounds.. SF. Houston Rockets

Best Opponent:

Boston Celtics. ISAIAH THOMAS. A. He once said he wants his name mentioned with Isaiah Thomas and Allen Iverson, as one of the greatest little guards of all-time. And if he continues to improve, <a href=. PG

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