BOSTON – – Jayson Tatum scored 30 points, Jaylen Brown had 19 in his return from missing eight games with an injury and the Boston Celtics coasted by Houston 108-90 on Monday night, sending the Rockets to their 15th straight loss. The Rockets’ only win came at home against Oklahoma City in their second game. “We need all our starters, for sure. We need to be better.”
Starting center Robert Williams III also returned for Boston after being out the last three games with a sore left knee.
The Celtics welcomed back former player and coach M.L. Carr and former guard Gerald Henderson, whose steal in Game 2 of the 1984 NBA Finals helped Boston beat the Lakers en route to the championship.