BSJ Game Report: Rockets 116, Celtics 105 – Harden, Westbrook end Celtics’ streak

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Everything you need to know about the Rockets' 116-105 win over the Celtics with BSJ insight and analysis:

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Westbrook/Harden snap winning streak: The Celtics’ seven-game winning streak came to an end on Tuesday night at the hands of James Harden (42 points) and Russell Westbrook (36 points). The two All-Stars carried the Rockets to a 116-105 win largely on the strength of their ability to draw fouls. The pair was efficient from the field all night but managed to combine for 31 free throw attempts themselves, helping the Rockets pull away late with am 18-9 run. The hosts shot just 42.9 percent from the field but shot a season-high 42 free throws for a Celtic opponent, easily outpacing the C’s in that area.

Gordon Hayward (20 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists) was one of six different C’s in double figures, but it was a sloppy