Houston 93, Boston 77

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, March 18, 2011 8:30 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #67 John Goble, #23 Jason Phillips, # Josh Tiven
Attendance - 18412

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boston 22 18 16 21 77
Houston 28 34 19 12 93

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 48-19 29-6 19-13 L1
Houston 36-34 20-14 16-20 W3

Recap


Kevin Martin scored 25 points and Kyle Lowry had 20 points and nine assists as the Houston Rockets routed the visiting Boston Celtics 93-77 on Friday.

Martin scored 13 points over the final 4:30 of the first half to help Houston (36-34) pull away to a 22-point halftime lead en route to its third straight victory.

Jeff Green scored 17 points and Glen Davis scored 16 points for Boston (48-19), which fell a half game behind Chicago (49-19) for best record in the Eastern Conference.

Houston led by six before outscoring the Celtics 34-18 in the second quarter. Boston trailed 42-33 with five minutes to go in the quarter, but Martin fueled a quarter-ending 20-7 surge by scoring 13 of Houston’s points. 

Patrick Patterson had 18 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots and Chuck Hayes added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Rockets.

Houston didn't trail after Lowry’s basket with 57 seconds left in the opening quarter gave the Rockets a 22-21 lead.

Boston’s “Big Three” of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen combined for just 29 points. Garnett had 11 points, Pierce 10 points on 2-of-10 shooting and Allen had eight.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Houston
Jeff Green 17 Scoring Kevin Martin 25
Rajon Rondo 6 Assists Kyle Lowry 9
Glen Davis 7 Rebounds Patrick Patterson 12
Paul Pierce 6 Free Throws Made Kevin Martin 11
Ray Allen 2 Steals Chuck Hayes 2
Kevin Garnett 2 Blocks Patrick Patterson 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston 77 42.3 1-10 16-25 19 35 4 8 13
Houston 93 43.8 8-22 21-23 22 44 5 7 16

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Utah. The Rockets have a W/L % of .543 after a win and .486 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against New Orleans . The Celtics have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .722 after a loss.
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