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

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The Boston Celtics simply can’t stand around and watch Kyrie Irving play offense.  Coming off a 134 point performance against the Charlotte Hornets, the C’s got offensive contributions from everyone.

In that game, seven Celtics players scored in double digits, including 14 points from Greg Monroe.  In all, the bench was very productive.  Along with Monroe’s production, Marcus Morris added 15 points, Terry Rozier poured in 14 and Marcus Smart scored 10.

With how deep a team Houston is, the Celtics will need that kind of output from the bench to keep pace with the Rockets.  They will also need solid performances out of Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Al Horford.

Going up against Clint Capela, Horford will have to show up on both ends of the floor in this one.  Boston will also need solid performances from Aron Baynes and Monroe down low to keep Houston from scoring in the paint.