Celtics

Final;: Celtics 118, Rockets 102- Robert Williams, late Evan Fournier explosion power Celtics

WHO: Celtics (23-25) vs. Rockets (13-34)
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: TD Garden
RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub
TV: NBC Sports Boston

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS

Celtics
G: Kemba Walker
G: Marcus Smart
SF: Jaylen Brown
PF: Jayson Tatum
C: Robert Williams III

Rockets
G: Kevin Porter
G: Danuel House
SF: Sterling Brown
PF: Jae'Sean Tate
C: Christian Wood 

LIVE COVERAGE, by John Karalis

Fourth quarter

  • Evan Fournier has gone off. He has now hit a career-high 7 3-pointers.
  • Boston has four guys, Tatum, Williams, Brown, and Fournier, with at least 20 points
  • Robert Williams has been a beast. He was on the verge of a triple double, finishing with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists.
  • Boston matched a season-high with 35 assists

Third quarter

  • Robert Williams is playing a complete game on both ends
  • The Celtics are actually getting out into transition and getting leak-out dunks. It's nice to be facing the Houston Rockets
  • The Celtics are starting to put a little room between them and the Rockets. The defensive intensity has increased and the Celtics are running off misses and turnovers. Boston has 13 fastbreak points to Houston's 4
  • The Celtics got it up to 18, but they let up (of course) and Houston cut it back down to 10 (A couple of Tatum shots helped it settle at 12)

Second quarter