A poor second quarter in Boston has the Houston Rockets trailing the Celtics 46-40 at halftime. The Rockets jumped out to a 28-21 lead at the end of the first quarter but were outscored 25-12 in the second to lose the lead.
Luis Scola leads the Rockets with 12 points and eight rebounds. Rookie Chandler Parsons added 10 points while Kevin Martin has nine. The Rockets hit 15 of their 37 shot attempts in the first half and hold a 25-19 rebounding advantage at the break.
Coming off of a remarkable triple-double against the Knicks, Rajon Rondo is stuffing the stat sheet again with nine points, three rebounds, six assists and three steals. Paul Pierce netted 10 first-half points while Greg Stiemsma came off the bench to add eight.
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