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NBA Game Summary - Boston at Houston



(Tuesday, November 19th)

Final Score: Houston 109, Boston 85

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Terrence Jones scored a career-high 24 points, including six during an 18-1 run to open the game, and the Houston Rockets shot almost 57 percent in a 109-85 win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.

The outcome was never in doubt after Houston's game-opening run. The Rockets shot 80 percent in the first quarter for a 40-18 lead and 72.2 percent in the first half for a 68-44 advantage the break.

"They played really inspired," said first-year Celtics coach Brad Stevens. "I was really impressed."

Patrick Beverley had 16 points, James Harden scored 15, Chandler Parsons had 11 points and Dwight Howard filled the stat sheet with 10 points, 11 rebounds, two steals and three blocks in under 28 minutes.

The Rockets have won three in a row and four of their last five.

Courtney Lee scored 17 points off the bench to lead the Celtics, who have lost four in a row since a four-game winning streak. Avery Bradley added 11 points and Jared Sullinger scored 10.

The Rockets missed just four of their 20 shots in the first quarter and were 5-for-7 on 3-pointers.

In addition to Jones' six points during the big run, Beverly had five.

Beverley opened the second quarter with a 3 to make it a 25-point game. The Celtics later cut it to 18 but Houston scored 14 of the next 22 for its 24- point lead at halftime.

"I want to make sure we don't play like that again," said Stevens. "There are games where things don't go your way. We're letting one end affect the other and you don't do that on good teams."

The Rockets stretched their lead to 35 points late in the third quarter on Howard's putback and were up 88-57 going into the fourth. It was never closer than 25 after that.

Game Notes

Jones' previous career-high was 14 points, set twice ... The Rockets are at Dallas on Wednesday night ... The Celtics finish a three-game road trip Wednesday at San Antonio.

11/19 23:09:01 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 0
DUR 3
 
Final
CHC 1
CIN 4
Final
PIT 3
MIL 5
 
Final
WAS 3
STL 1
9th
CLE 2
TOR 3
 
8th
DET 6
ANA 11
 
Final
NYM 0
ATL 6
 
8th
BOS 4
BAL 7
 
7th
TAM 6
NYY 5
 
9th
MIA 4
SEA 4
 
7th
TEX 11
CWS 0
 
7th
KAN 5
MIN 0
 
5th
COL 8
PHI 1
 
1st
OAK 0
HOU 0
 
1st
LOS 0
ARI 0
 
1st
SDP 0
SFG 0
 
Final
TAM 1
MON 4
Final
BOS 0
DET 1
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ANA
DAL
Final
NOR 0
DUR 3