Celtics

BSJ Game Report: Celtics 99, Rockets 98 — The evolution of a comeback for the ages

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Everything you need to know about the Celtics’ 99-98 win over the Rockets in quickie form, with BSJ insight and analysis.

HEADLINES

What a rally: After playing their worst half of basketball of the season, the Celtics rallied from a 25-point deficit with 7:40 remaining in the second half — slowly but surely chipping away at the lead in the final 19-plus minutes of the game. They squandered multiple opportunities to take the lead in the final few minutes of the contest but Al Horford took advantage of an offensive foul by James Harden to score the game-winner. It was Boston’s first lead of the game, with three seconds remaining.