Anyone who is aware about the existence on the Houston Rockets, would be aware about the struggle that team is under. After the loss against the Boston Celtics in their latest encounter, it is the 16th straight loss for Houston, which was playing without John Wall and several others because of injuries. The losing streak is the second-longest in franchise history behind a 17-game skid in 1968.
The Rockets, who haven’t won since February 4, have lost seven straight home games for the first time since 2006. Talking about the game Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum led the offensive chart for the Celtics scoring 2 and 23 points respectively.
Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum lead the way for the Boston Celtics against struggling Houston Rockets
It’s the fifth win in six games for the Celtics, who overwhelmed a team playing with only one of its regular starters in Victor Oladipo. He led Houston with 26 points on a night the Rockets made 16 of 50 3-pointers.
“Early in the game we had good flow and pace and then the second and third quarters that kind of stopped,” coach Stephen Silas said. “So yeah, we’ve got to do better.”
Boston was only up by four after one period, but pulled away by halftime. The Celtics had a 13-point lead early in the third quarter before using an 11-2 run, with nine points by Kemba Walker, to make it 79-57 with about 10 minutes left in the period.
Talking about the injured Houston Rockets players, Danuel House missed his fourth straight game with a bruised right knee. While Eric Gordon sat out for the second game in a row with a strained groin. Lastly Rockets’ marquee player, John Wall missed a third straight game with a bruised left knee.