Celtics vs. Rockets
The Boston Celtics faced off against the Houston Rockets in what was expected to be a highly competitive game. Both teams have been playing well lately, and fans were excited to see how the match-up would play out. The Celtics were hoping to continue their winning streak, but the Rockets had other plans.
James Harden’s Performance
James Harden put on a show for the home crowd, scoring 45 points, grabbing 9 rebounds, and dishing out 5 assists. His stellar performance was too much for the Celtics to handle, and they fell to the Rockets 127-113.
The Celtics struggled to keep up with the Rockets throughout the game. They were outscored in the first three quarters and couldn’t make up the deficit in the fourth. Kyrie Irving led the team in scoring with 23 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Harden’s dominant performance.
Rockets Dominate the Three-Point Line
The Rockets were lights out from beyond the arc, making 21 three-pointers on the night. Harden and Eric Gordon combined for 14 of those threes. The Celtics struggled to defend the perimeter, and the Rockets took advantage of it.
Celtics Coach Brad Stevens Speaks Out
After the game, Celtics coach Brad Stevens spoke about the team’s struggles. “We didn’t have a good night defensively,” he said. “We didn’t make them feel us at all. They were comfortable shooting threes all night, and we have to do a better job of taking that away.”
Rockets Coach Mike D’Antoni Praises Harden
Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni had high praise for Harden after the game. “He’s one of the best players in the world,” D’Antoni said. “I don’t know what else to say. He’s just amazing.”
Celtics Look to Bounce Back
The Celtics will look to bounce back from this loss as they continue their road trip. They have a tough schedule ahead, with games against the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings coming up. They’ll need to tighten up their defense if they want to come away with wins.
In the end, James Harden’s stellar performance was too much for the Celtics to handle. The Rockets dominated from beyond the arc and the Celtics struggled to keep up. With tough games ahead, the Celtics will need to regroup and refocus if they want to continue their winning ways.
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