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Rockets vs. Celtics game thread

The Houston Rockets travel to Beantown for what could be a potential preview of the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics.

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Houston Rockets (38-20) vs. Boston Celtics (41-17), Feb. 29, 2020, 7:30 p.m. CDT

Location: TD Garden, Boston, Mass.

TV: ESPN, AT&T Sports Southwest

Radio: KBME 790 AM/KEYH 850 AM (Spanish)/KNTE 101.7 FM (Spanish)/Streaming on Rockets App

Online: Rockets App

Celtics SB Nation Blog: CelticsBlog

Projected Starting Lineups

Rockets: Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Danuel House Jr., Robert Covington, P.J. Tucker

Celtics: Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward, Jayson Tatum, Daniel Theis

Coming into tonight’s game, the Houston Rockets are looking to extend their five-game win streak during an interconference match against the Boston Celtics. In their last meeting, James Harden (42) and Russell Westbrook (36) scored a combined 78 points to lead the Rockets to a 116-105 victory over the Celtics.

For Boston, the Celtics have won four of their last five games since their loss to the Rockets on Feb. 11 in Houston. Over their previous five games, Jayson Tatum has been on a tear averaging 35.4 points on 58% shooting from the field, 55% from behind the arc, to go along with 8.0 rebounds.

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