Boston 103, Houston 91

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, January 11, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #6 Tony Brown, #55 Bill Kennedy, #50 Olandis Poole
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 21 24 21 25 91
Boston 24 29 25 25 103

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 21-16 14-6 7-10 L2
Boston 19-17 12-6 7-11 W5

Recap


Celtics 103, Rockets 91: Paul Pierce scored 11 of his 23 points in the third quarter and host Boston benefited from another strong effort from the bench to extend its season-high winning streak to five.

Kevin Garnett added 17 points on 8-for-12 shooting and reserves Jared Sullinger and Courtney Lee added 14 points apiece. The Celtics' bench chipped in with 40 points, two days removed from scoring 47 on 59.4 percent shooting in an 87-79 victory over Phoenix.

James Harden finished with 24 points, ending his club-record string of games with at least 25 points at 14. Chandler Parsons added 18 for the Rockets, who have dropped two in a row after winning five straight contests.

Pierce drilled a pair of 3-pointers and scored 10 of his team's first 11 points in the third quarter as Boston seized a 64-47 advantage just 2:41 into the session.

Carlos Delfino and Parsons sank 3-pointers to ignite a 12-0 run and bring Houston to within two at 83-81. Pierce answered by making a 20-footer to jump-start a 9-1 run and the Celtics never looked back.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Pierce eclipsed former Atlanta Hawks star Dominique Wilkins for 11th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list among players competing for just one team. Pierce has 23,298 points in his career. ... The Celtics defeated the Rockets for just the second time in six outings ... Houston missed eight of its first nine free-throw attempts and finished a paltry 12-for-29. 

Top Game Performances

Houston   Boston
James Harden 24 Scoring Paul Pierce 23
Jeremy Lin 6 Assists Rajon Rondo 8
Omer Asik 11 Rebounds Jared Sullinger 11
James Harden 4 Free Throws Made Paul Pierce 4
Jeremy Lin 3 Steals Rajon Rondo 2
James Harden 1 Blocks Kevin Garnett 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 91 43.8 9-33 12-29 23 38 1 9 14
Boston 103 51.9 9-23 12-16 22 43 6 8 16

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Charlotte. The Celtics have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia . The Rockets have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .467 after a loss.