Boston Celtics Game Time: 3 keys to cooling off James Harden’s Rockets

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The Boston Celtics have a big road game Saturday night against James Harden, Chris Paul and the red-hot Houston Rockets.  Here are 3 keys to getting a win at the Toyota Center. 

Riding a four-game winning streak, the Boston Celtics roll into Houston Saturday night to take on James Harden, Chris Paul and the red-hot Rockets.

Houston, a team coming into the game on a 14-game winning streak, are looking to avenge Boston’s 99-98 win back on December 28, 2017.  In that game, the Celtics eclipsed a 26-point deficit to stun Harden and the Rockets.

While Kyrie Irving and the Celtics were dominated most of the game, they got back in the game and ultimately won it by playing good team defense.  The Rockets, however, did not have Chris Paul and Clint Capela, so this time around they will have to play even better defense.  If they don’t, it could be a long night unless the Celtics can continue their hot streak offensively.

In this matchup between two of the top teams in the NBA, there are three keys to the Celtics limiting the Rockets flare and ultimately winning this game.