The Houston Rockets had no trouble knocking down shots in this game, finishing 41-72 (56.9%), to blow out the Boston Celtics, 109-85. Houston (8-4) has now won 3 consecutive games.
Terrence Jones scored 24 points on 10-12 shooting, in a good performance. Other top performers for Houston were James Harden with 15 points and 5 rebounds, Chandler Parsons with 11 points and 6 assists, and Jeremy Lin with 11 points and 5 assists. On 7-16 shooting, including 3-4 from behind the arc, Courtney Lee scored 17 points off the bench for Boston in the loss. Jared Sullinger chipped in 10 points and 9 rebounds.
Along with their eFG% of 63.2%, the Rockets connected at a rate of 42.9% from 3-point range. On the season, they are undefeated (3-0) when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Celtics are 1-1 when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
Boston (4-8) has now lost 4 straight contests.
Coming up, the Rockets square off with the Dallas Mavericks, who are 7-4 on the season. The Celtics match up with the San Antonio Spurs, currently sitting at 9-1 this year. The Rockets have a 1-0 record against Dallas this season.