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Rockets pull away from Celtics in fourth quarter

9:44 PM, Dec 14, 2012   |    comments
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Houston, TX (Sports Network) - James Harden netted a game-high 21 points to go with five rebounds and five assists as the Houston Rockets knocked off the Boston Celtics, 101-89, on Friday at Toyota Center.

Greg Smith drained 8-of-9 from the floor for 20 points to go with six rebounds, while Chandler Parsons added 15 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Rockets, who have won back-to-back games since a three-game slide. Toney Douglas chipped in with 11 points in the victory.

Paul Pierce dropped in a team-high 18 points with seven rebounds, while Rajon Rondo added 15 points and 13 assists for the Celtics, who were coming off a double-overtime home win over Dallas on Wednesday.

Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry donated 14 and 12 points, respectively, in the setback.

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