Houston faces Boston, aims to stop 3-game skid

Boston Celtics (47-21, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (15-52, 15th in the Western Conference)

Houston; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Houston aims to break its three-game losing streak when the Rockets play Boston.

The Rockets are 9-24 in home games. Houston is fourth in the league with 46.4 rebounds led by Alperen Sengun averaging 8.7.

The Celtics have gone 21-12 away from home. Boston is eighth in the league giving up only 112.4 points while holding opponents to 46.6% shooting.

The teams square off for the second time this season. The Celtics won 126-102 in the last matchup on Dec. 28. Jaylen Brown led the Celtics with 39 points, and Jalen Green led the Rockets with 28 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Sengun is averaging 14.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists for the Rockets. Green is averaging 16.1 points over the last 10 games for Houston.

Jayson Tatum is averaging 30.4 points, 8.9 rebounds and 4.7 assists for the Celtics. Al Horford is averaging 3.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Boston.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rockets: 2-8, averaging 111.8 points, 45.6 rebounds, 23.2 assists, 7.4 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 46.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.7 points per game.

Celtics: 6-4, averaging 118.7 points, 45.5 rebounds, 26.8 assists, 6.9 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.8 points.

INJURIES: Rockets: None listed.

Celtics: Payton Pritchard: day to day (ankle), Robert Williams III: out (hamstring), Danilo Gallinari: out (knee).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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