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Houston @ Boston

Current Records: Houston 1-15; Boston 9-8

What to Know

The Houston Rockets have quite the challenge ahead of them as they're expected to be blown off the court 1. Their road trip will continue as they head to TD Garden at 7:30 p.m. ET Monday to face off against the Boston Celtics. The Rockets haven't won a contest against Boston since Feb. 29 of last year, but they'll be looking to end the drought.

It was all tied up 47-47 at halftime, but Houston was not quite the New York Knicks' equal in the second half when they met this past Saturday. Houston came up short against New York, falling 106-99. Power forward Christian Wood (18 points) and shooting guard Jalen Green (16 points) were the top scorers for Houston.

Meanwhile, the Celtics didn't have too much breathing room in their game with the Oklahoma City Thunder this past Saturday, but they still walked away with a 111-105 win. It was another big night for Boston's small forward Jayson Tatum, who shot 6-for-12 from beyond the arc and finished with 33 points, five dimes and eight rebounds. Tatum's night made it three games in a row in which he has scored at least 33 points.

The Rockets are now 1-15 while Boston sits at 9-8. Boston is 4-4 after wins this season, and Houston is 1-13 after losses.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: TD Garden -- Boston, Massachusetts
  • TV: ATTSN Southwest
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $16.58

Odds

The Celtics are a big 11.5-point favorite against the Rockets, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Celtics as a 12.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Houston have won seven out of their last 13 games against Boston.

  • Oct 24, 2021 - Boston 107 vs. Houston 97
  • Apr 02, 2021 - Boston 118 vs. Houston 102
  • Mar 14, 2021 - Boston 134 vs. Houston 107
  • Feb 29, 2020 - Houston 111 vs. Boston 110
  • Feb 11, 2020 - Houston 116 vs. Boston 105
  • Mar 03, 2019 - Houston 115 vs. Boston 104
  • Dec 27, 2018 - Houston 127 vs. Boston 113
  • Mar 03, 2018 - Houston 123 vs. Boston 120
  • Dec 28, 2017 - Boston 99 vs. Houston 98
  • Jan 25, 2017 - Boston 120 vs. Houston 109
  • Dec 05, 2016 - Houston 107 vs. Boston 106
  • Mar 11, 2016 - Houston 102 vs. Boston 98
  • Nov 16, 2015 - Boston 111 vs. Houston 95