see The Houston Rockets returned to Toyota Center Monday, following a 4-1 road trip, highlighted by a 20 win vs. the Golden State Warriors. After three days of rest following their 5-game getaway, Houston looked to keep the ball rolling.
http://wildwooddesigns.com.au/tag/redgum-drawers-sydney/ Monday night they faced the Boston Celtics in the first of their two games home before going back on the road. As usual, Houston got out to a hot start in the first, scoring 26 points as a team, hitting 4 3-pointers as well. The Rockets took a 17-26 lead after 1 and would hold that lead until the 3rd quarter. After the half, Boston outscored Houston 35-19 in the third. Countless fast break points can be attributed to many turnovers committed by the Rockets in a lackluster 12 minute performance.
In the 4th however, the Rockets battled back late, retaking the lead with just over 3 minutes left. A back and forth battle between the two teams was highlighted with a controversial flagrant call on James Harden for elbowing Marcus Smart in the face. Smart, who has had a history with flopping, sunk both free throws to give Boston hope, trailing by a single point, 106-107. With seconds left, Al Horford missed the game winning layup, sealing the deal and giving the Rockets their 3rd straight.
Harden finished with 37 Points on 8-14 shooting, with 8 AST and 8 REB. The Rockets also kept their NBA record alive with another ’10+ 3PM game’. After the game, James was asked whether he felt he was fouled before the incidental contact with Smart.
meth and neurontin “Yeah, but it’s OK, I shouldn’t have thrown an elbow. It is what it is, refs made a good call. Lucky we came away with the win.”
The win puts the Rockets at 8-2 over their last 10 contests and 14-7 overall.