Boston bounces back, demolishes Houston in inter-conference NBA showdown

Boston made quick work of the Rockets during their NBA clash (Michael Dwyer/AP)

By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

The Boston Celtics redeemed themselves from that horrendous loss against the Milwaukee Bucks and vented its ire on the Houston Rockets, 145-113, in the ongoing NBA regular season last January 14, 2024.

After suffering a 33-point annihilation from the Bucks three days ago, the Celtics were quick to bounce back and fired from all cylinders on their home floor.

It was Boston’s balanced attack that caused damage to the Rockets after 11 players entered the scoring column.

Superstar shooting guard Jaylen Brown put up an efficient showing and erupted for 32 points in just 28 minutes of playing time.

The athletic guard converted 11 out of his 15 total attempts from the field alongside six rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks.

Despite receiving a disqualifying technical foul, Jayson Tatum left the playing court with 27 markers, eight boards, five assists, a steal, and a block.

The Celtics didn’t give the Rockets any breathing room in all four quarters and won each frame including the final canto where all the bench was subbed in.

Boston shot an impressive 51/95 from the field as a team and was automatic from the three-point area, draining 24 out of their 47 total attempts.

Aside from their tremendous spitfire scoring performance, the Celtics also recorded eight blocks compared to Houston’s three.

Payton Pritchard once again led the bench mob in scoring and dropped 19 points built from a 7/10 shooting from the field.

On the other hand, Alperen Sengun grabbed the spotlight again for the Rockets and finished with a double-double performance of 19 points and 10 rebounds.

Boston will look to make it two wins in a row on January 16, 2024, as they take on the Toronto Raptors. Meanwhile, the Rockets hope to re-enter the NBA winning column on the same date against the Philadelphia 76ers.