Boston Celtics Celtics Overall (20-14)
ATS (17-17)
O/U (21-13)
December 27 2018
- TNT
Houston Rockets Rockets Overall (19-15)
ATS (16-17-1)
O/U (19-15)
Final
Money Line Total: 214.5 Spread ATS
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501 Boston Celtics -145 Over -110 (-3) -110 OVER: 240
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502 Houston Rockets +125 Under -110 (+3) -110 Cover: 17
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Final
Money Line Total:
214.5
Spread ATS
BOS 501 -145 Over: -110 (-3) -110 OVER: 240
HOU 502 +125 Under: -110 (+3) -110 Cover: 17
Line Movement
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
12/28/2018
7:09 PM
BOS
-145
HOU
+125
BOS(-3)
-110
HOU
-110
214.5
-110
214.5
-110
12/28/2018
7:00 PM
BOS
-150
HOU
+130
BOS(-3)
-110
HOU
-110
214.5
-110
214.5
-110
12/27/2018
5:54 PM
BOS
-155
HOU
+135
BOS(-3)
-110
HOU
-110
214.5
-110
214.5
-110
12/27/2018
4:48 PM
BOS
-150
HOU
+130
BOS(-3)
-110
HOU
-110
214.5
-110
214.5
-110
12/27/2018
4:30 PM
BOS
-145
HOU
+125
BOS(-2.5)
-110
HOU
-110
214.5
-110
214.5
-110
12/27/2018
3:33 PM
BOS
-145
HOU
+125
BOS(-2.5)
-110
HOU
-110
215
-110
215
-110
12/27/2018
2:24 PM
BOS
-135
HOU
+115
BOS(-2)
-110
HOU
-110
215
-110
215
-110
12/27/2018
12:54 PM
BOS
-135
HOU
+115
BOS(-2)
-110
HOU
-110
216
-110
216
-110
12/27/2018
10:36 AM
BOS
-125
HOU
+105
BOS(-1.5)
-110
HOU
-110
216
-110
216
-110
12/27/2018
10:18 AM
BOS
-125
HOU
+105
BOS(-1.5)
-110
HOU
-110
215.5
-110
215.5
-110
12/27/2018
9:51 AM
BOS
-150
HOU
+130
BOS(-3)
-110
HOU
-110
214
-110
214
-110
12/27/2018
9:18 AM
BOS
-145
HOU
+125
BOS(-2.5)
-110
HOU
-110
214
-110
214
-110
12/27/2018
9:09 AM
BOS
-140
HOU
+120
BOS(-2.5)
-110
HOU
-110
215
-110
215
-110
Money Line
Money Line
12/28/2018
7:09 PM
BOS
-145
HOU
+125
12/28/2018
7:00 PM
BOS
-150
HOU
+130
12/27/2018
5:54 PM
BOS
-155
HOU
+135
12/27/2018
4:48 PM
BOS
-150
HOU
+130
12/27/2018
4:30 PM
BOS
-145
HOU
+125
12/27/2018
3:33 PM
BOS
-145
HOU
+125
12/27/2018
2:24 PM
BOS
-135
HOU
+115
12/27/2018
12:54 PM
BOS
-135
HOU
+115
12/27/2018
10:36 AM
BOS
-125
HOU
+105
12/27/2018
10:18 AM
BOS
-125
HOU
+105
12/27/2018
9:51 AM
BOS
-150
HOU
+130
12/27/2018
9:18 AM
BOS
-145
HOU
+125
12/27/2018
9:09 AM
BOS
-140
HOU
+120
Spread
Spread
12/28/2018
7:09 PM
BOS(-3)
-110
HOU
-110
12/28/2018
7:00 PM
BOS(-3)
-110
HOU
-110
12/27/2018
5:54 PM
BOS(-3)
-110
HOU
-110
12/27/2018
4:48 PM
BOS(-3)
-110
HOU
-110
12/27/2018
4:30 PM
BOS(-2.5)
-110
HOU
-110
12/27/2018
3:33 PM
BOS(-2.5)
-110
HOU
-110
12/27/2018
2:24 PM
BOS(-2)
-110
HOU
-110
12/27/2018
12:54 PM
BOS(-2)
-110
HOU
-110
12/27/2018
10:36 AM
BOS(-1.5)
-110
HOU
-110
12/27/2018
10:18 AM
BOS(-1.5)
-110
HOU
-110
12/27/2018
9:51 AM
BOS(-3)
-110
HOU
-110
12/27/2018
9:18 AM
BOS(-2.5)
-110
HOU
-110
12/27/2018
9:09 AM
BOS(-2.5)
-110
HOU
-110
Total
Total
12/28/2018
7:09 PM
214.5
-110
214.5
-110
12/28/2018
7:00 PM
214.5
-110
214.5
-110
12/27/2018
5:54 PM
214.5
-110
214.5
-110
12/27/2018
4:48 PM
214.5
-110
214.5
-110
12/27/2018
4:30 PM
214.5
-110
214.5
-110
12/27/2018
3:33 PM
215
-110
215
-110
12/27/2018
2:24 PM
215
-110
215
-110
12/27/2018
12:54 PM
216
-110
216
-110
12/27/2018
10:36 AM
216
-110
216
-110
12/27/2018
10:18 AM
215.5
-110
215.5
-110
12/27/2018
9:51 AM
214
-110
214
-110
12/27/2018
9:18 AM
214
-110
214
-110
12/27/2018
9:09 AM
215
-110
215
-110
Recap

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden thinks he should be in the MVP discussion again this season and showed why on Thursday night.

Harden had 45 points and six assists, Clint Capela added 24 points and 18 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets beat the Boston Celtics 127-113 for their eighth win in nine games.

"Of course, I should be in that conversation," Harden, the reigning MVP, said. "I received a lot of hate, but it won't stop me from going out there and killing it every single night and being the dog that I am. You can name a few other people that can be in that conversation, but realistically, it's coming back."

Harden, who was playing on a bruised left calf, had 17 points in the first quarter and finished 11 of 26 from the field, including 9 of 18 on 3-pointers.

"You take those shots, you're confident in those shots and those shots will go in," Harden said. "Sometimes they might not go in, but mostly, they'll go in. I just have to keep going, keep working."

Eric Gordon scored 20 points for Houston, which shot 48 percent while improving to a season-high four games above .500. Houston finished 18 of 45 on 3-pointers.

"He has a mastery of the game and a control and an ease of which he plays," Houston coach Mike D'Antoni said of Harden. "It's fun to watch."

Harden has scored at least 30 points in eight straight games, the longest such streak since Russell Westbrook had eight straight 30-point games in November 2016. Harden has scored at least 35 points in six straight games, the longest streak since Carmelo Anthony had six straight in April 2013.

"I think what James is doing is really special because he's really carrying us right now," Gerald Green said. "Not only is he scoring, he's leading us."

Kyrie Irving had 23 points and 11 assists, Marcus Morris added 19 points before being ejected midway through the fourth quarter, and Jaylen Brown had 18 points off the bench for Boston, which shot 47 percent but was outrebounded 54-38.

"The first 18 minutes and then the last 24 minutes, the glass killed us," Boston coach Brad Stevens said. "I thought the restricted area generally on both sides of the floor, our finishing and our lack of rebounding were separators."

The Rockets used a 14-4 run to end the third and start the fourth to open up a 103-90 lead on back-to-back 3-pointers by Green with 9 minutes remaining. Boston got no closer than 10 the rest of the way.

"We just weren't covering up for one another consistently enough," Irving said. "That's really what it comes down to."

Houston opened up a 41-24 advantage a minute into the second on 3-pointer by Danuel House Jr. Trailing 50-33, Boston used a 22-7 run to end the half, aided by three technical fouls against the Rockets in barely a minute, to cut the lead to 57-55 on Marcus Smart's 3-pointer. Irving had seven in the run.

TIP-INS

Celtics: Aron Baynes (broken finger) missed his fourth straight game. ... Robert Williams missed the game with a sore left leg. .. Al Horford had 15 points, and Smart scored 11.

Rockets: James Ennis missed his eighth straight game with a strained right hamstring, but D'Antoni said he was "close" to returning. ... Green and Austin Rivers each scored 10 points.

TECHNICAL FOULS

Within a 61-second span of the second quarter, Chris Paul, who is out with a left hamstring strain but was sitting on Houston's bench, D'Antoni and Capela were all called for technical fouls. Capela's, which was the last with 2:28 remaining, was called for hanging on the rim following a dunk.

Morris was called for a technical foul with 9 minutes left in the third after taking the ball to the other end of the court after being called for a foul. Morris was called for his second technical foul with 4:38 left in the fourth after arguing an offensive foul. Smart was called for a technical foul with 24 seconds remaining.

UP NEXT

Celtics: Visit Memphis on Saturday night.

Rockets: Visit New Orleans on Saturday night.

Matchup
Celtics Overall
W/L 20-14
ATS 17-17
Pts For 111.6
Pts Against 105.7
Total 21-13
Celtics Away
W/L 9-9
ATS 7-11
Pts For 111.1
Pts Against 107.3
Total 11-7
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-27
7:00 PM
at Rockets L 127-113 L (-3) O (214.5)
12-25
4:30 PM
76ers W 121-114 W (-5) O (223)
12-23
5:00 PM
Hornets W 119-103 W (-7.5) O (216.5)
12-21
7:00 PM
Bucks L 120-107 L (1) O (223)
12-19
6:30 PM
Suns L 111-103 L (-12) U (223)
12-15
6:00 PM
at Pistons L 113-104 L (-2) O (214.5)
12-14
6:00 PM
Hawks W 129-108 W (-12) O (221.5)
12-12
6:00 PM
at Wizards W 130-125 W (-3.5) O (219.5)
12-10
6:30 PM
Pelicans W 113-100 W (-2.5) U (222.5)
12-8
7:00 PM
at Bulls W 133-77 W (-8) U (214.5)
Avg. Points For 117.2
Avg. Points Against 109.8
ATS 6-4
Over/Under 7-3
Rockets Overall
W/L 19-15
ATS 16-17-1
Pts For 109.8
Pts Against 108.6
Total 19-15
Rockets Home
W/L 12-5
ATS 10-6-1
Pts For 113.6
Pts Against 110.5
Total 11-6
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-27
7:00 PM
Celtics W 127-113 W (3) O (214.5)
12-25
2:00 PM
Thunder W 113-109 W (1) O (221.5)
12-22
7:00 PM
Spurs W 108-101 W (-5) U (217.5)
12-20
7:00 PM
at Heat L 101-99 L (-3) U (211)
12-19
7:00 PM
Wizards W 136-118 W (-11) O (225.5)
12-17
7:00 PM
Jazz W 102-97 T (-5) U (212)
12-15
7:00 PM
at Grizzlies W 105-97 W (-5) O (201.5)
12-13
7:00 PM
Lakers W 126-111 W (-6) O (226)
12-11
7:00 PM
Trail Blazers W 111-104 W (-6.5) U (221)
12-8
5:00 PM
at Mavericks L 107-104 L (-3.5) U (218.5)
Avg. Points For 113.1
Avg. Points Against 105.8
ATS 7-2-1
Over/Under 5-5
Scoring
Celtics
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Kyrie Irving (G) 35:457-13 53.8%2-6 33.3%7-7 100%04111113623
Marcus Morris (F) 28:576-11 54.5%3-5 60%4-4 100%0621123219
Jaylen Brown (F-G) 24:167-12 58.3%1-4 25%3-5 60%0500002-2218
Al Horford (C) 24:157-12 58.3%1-1 100%0-0 0%25410321015
Marcus Smart (G) 31:224-10 40%1-5 20%2-4 50%0231033411
Gordon Hayward (F) 24:122-5 40%2-4 50%3-3 100%0552012-199
Daniel Theis (F) 18:040-3 0%0-0 0%6-8 75%3401103-276
Terry Rozier (G) 15:022-6 33.3%1-4 25%0-0 0%1210000-165
Jayson Tatum (F) 28:542-7 28.6%0-1 0%0-0 0%0321013-124
Semi Ojeleye (F) 4:381-1 100%1-1 100%0-0 0%000000113
Guerschon Yabusele (F) 4:340-1 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%010100030
Aron Baynes (C-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jabari Bird (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
PJ Dozier (G-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Brad Wanamaker (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Robert Williams III (C-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Rockets
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
James Harden (G) 38:3111-26 42.3%9-18 50%14-17 82.4%0260162345
Clint Capela (C) 37:409-14 64.3%0-0 0%6-8 75%91900132-1124
Eric Gordon (G) 34:147-16 43.8%2-7 28.6%4-5 80%14410161220
Austin Rivers (G) 33:204-8 50%2-6 33.3%0-0 0%14310231410
Gerald Green (G-F) 22:593-8 37.5%3-7 42.9%1-2 50%15100022410
Danuel House Jr. (F) 27:363-5 60%1-3 33.3%0-0 0%2821113107
Nene (C-F) 10:203-3 100%0-0 0%1-1 100%1600102257
PJ Tucker (F) 35:201-6 16.7%1-4 25%1-2 50%1711002-74
Carmelo Anthony (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Michael Carter-Williams (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Marquese Chriss (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Gary Clark (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Vincent Edwards (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
James Ennis III (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Isaiah Hartenstein (F-C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Brandon Knight (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Chris Paul (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
12/27/2018
4:48 PM
BOS
HOU
BOS(-1)
-110
HOU
-110
104
-110
104
-110
12/27/2018
4:06 PM
BOS
HOU
BOS(-.5)
-120
HOU
EVEN
104
-110
104
-110
12/27/2018
3:33 PM
BOS
HOU
BOS(-.5)
-120
HOU
EVEN
104.5
-110
104.5
-110
12/27/2018
10:18 AM
BOS
HOU
BOS(-.5)
-110
HOU
-110
104.5
-110
104.5
-110
12/27/2018
9:09 AM
BOS
HOU
BOS(-1.5)
-110
HOU
-110
103.5
-110
103.5
-110
Money Line
Money Line
12/27/2018
4:48 PM
BOS
HOU
12/27/2018
4:06 PM
BOS
HOU
12/27/2018
3:33 PM
BOS
HOU
12/27/2018
10:18 AM
BOS
HOU
12/27/2018
9:09 AM
BOS
HOU
Spread
Spread
12/27/2018
4:48 PM
BOS(-1)
-110
HOU
-110
12/27/2018
4:06 PM
BOS(-.5)
-120
HOU
EVEN
12/27/2018
3:33 PM
BOS(-.5)
-120
HOU
EVEN
12/27/2018
10:18 AM
BOS(-.5)
-110
HOU
-110
12/27/2018
9:09 AM
BOS(-1.5)
-110
HOU
-110
Total
Total
12/27/2018
4:48 PM
104
-110
104
-110
12/27/2018
4:06 PM
104
-110
104
-110
12/27/2018
3:33 PM
104.5
-110
104.5
-110
12/27/2018
10:18 AM
104.5
-110
104.5
-110
12/27/2018
9:09 AM
103.5
-110
103.5
-110
2nd Half
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
12/28/2018
8:21 PM
BOS
HOU
BOS(-1.5)
-110
HOU
-110
110.5
-110
110.5
-110
12/28/2018
8:18 PM
BOS
HOU
BOS(-1)
-110
HOU
-110
110.5
-110
110.5
-110
12/28/2018
8:15 PM
BOS
HOU
BOS(-.5)
-120
HOU
EVEN
110.5
-110
110.5
-110
Money Line
Money Line
12/28/2018
8:21 PM
BOS
HOU
12/28/2018
8:18 PM
BOS
HOU
12/28/2018
8:15 PM
BOS
HOU
Spread
Spread
12/28/2018
8:21 PM
BOS(-1.5)
-110
HOU
-110
12/28/2018
8:18 PM
BOS(-1)
-110
HOU
-110
12/28/2018
8:15 PM
BOS(-.5)
-120
HOU
EVEN
Total
Total
12/28/2018
8:21 PM
110.5
-110
110.5
-110
12/28/2018
8:18 PM
110.5
-110
110.5
-110
12/28/2018
8:15 PM
110.5
-110
110.5
-110
Props
TeamLineOVERUNDER
2ND HALF PRO BB & OT 110.5 -110 -110