The Celtics second-half struggles continued on Monday night. In the second game of a six-game road trip, the C’s came up short against the Houston Rockets in a 111-109 loss.
After building up an early first-quarter lead, the Celtics struggled to maintain any sort of momentum. Meanwhile, the Rockets were able to take advantage. The Celtics never led by more than a position after the opening few minutes, and two brief possessions in the second quarter were their final lead of the game.