Jayson Tatum scored 30 points, Jaylen Brown had 19 on his return after missing eight games through injury and the Boston Celtics beat Houston 108-90 on Monday night, giving the Rockets their 15th straight loss.
Dennis Schroder added 18 points for Boston, which has won three in a row and eight of the last 11. Al Horford had 11 points and 11 rebounds. It was Tatum’s fourth game with at least 30 points on his tally.
Armoni Brooks contributed 17 points for Houston (1-16). No Rockets starter reached double-digit points. Houston’s only victory was in its arena against Oklahoma City in its second game of the season.
Robert Williams III, the starting center, also returned to play for Boston after being out of action the last three games with a sore knee. He had 15 rebounds and two points.
The Celtics (10-8) took off on a 17-0 streak midway through the third quarter, holding the Rockets scoreless for six minutes.
Brown, limited by a hamstring injury, got fans on their feet after scoring 10 straight points.
Boston had an 86-63 lead after three quarters. Tatum scored 22 points in the first half of the game.
Nets 117, Cavaliers 112; Hornets 109, Wizards 103; Thunder 101, Hawks 113; Rockets 90, Celtics 108; Pacers 109, Bulls 77; Magic 92, Bucks 123; Timberwolves 110, Pelicans 96; Suns 115, Spurs 111; Grizzlies 119, Jazz 118; 76ers 102, Kings 103.