Paul Pierce came alive in the fourth quarter, leading the Boston Celtics to a 94-87 victoy against the Houston Rockets. The Rockets turned a 50-41 deficit into a 52-all tie, but three Ray Allen three-pointers gave the Celtics cushion, and Pierce’s 15-point fourth quarter took Boston home.
Playing on the road, against a solid team boasting a four-game winning streak, the Celtics — set on beating a legitimate team for the first time in months — took it to the Rockets.
It was a win to be proud of, but one the Celtics can hardly afford time to brag about. They will be back in action Saturday night against the Mavericks.