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Celtics extend Rockets' skid to 4

HOUSTON — Isaiah Thomas scored 23 and the Celtics used a 32-point third quarter to pull away and cruise to a 111-95 win over the slumping Rockets on Monday night.

It is the third straight win for the Celtics and gives Houston a four-game losing streak for the first time since losing seven straight in January 2013.

Boston led by four after a 3-pointer by James Harden late in the third. The Celtics closed out the quarter on a 15-0 run.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Heat guard Gerald Green will be available tonight after missing four games due to what the team listed as an illness and two for a team suspension. In other Heat news, guard Dwyane Wade's son Zion, 8, was released from a hospital after being admitted last week for an undisclosed reason. … Bucks forward Jabari Parker will miss a three-game road trip because of a sprained right foot. … A California appeals court rejected former Clippers owner Donald Sterling's attempt to reverse the sale of the team.

Celtics 111, Rockets 95

BOSTON (111): Crowder 7-10 1-1 16, Johnson 3-5 0-0 6, Sullinger 4-9 0-0 9, Thomas 9-12 1-1 23, Smart 1-11 2-4 4, Turner 2-5 3-3 7, Bradley 8-14 1-2 21, Olynyk 3-11 1-2 8, Lee 0-1 0-0 0, Zeller 3-6 3-4 9, Hunter 0-2 0-0 0, Jerebko 3-4 0-0 6, Rozier 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 44-93 12-17 111.

HOUSTON (95): Ariza 7-16 1-1 19, Jones 7-14 1-4 15, Howard 2-4 1-2 5, Lawson 3-5 1-2 7, Harden 4-10 4-4 16, Terry 1-4 1-1 3, Harrell 2-3 0-0 4, Brewer 4-14 2-3 11, Capela 2-4 1-4 5, Thornton 3-8 0-0 8, McDaniels 1-3 0-2 2. Totals 36-85 12-23 95.

Boston 24 31 32 24— 111

Houston 28 27 13 27— 95

3-Point GoalsBoston 11-36 (Thomas 4-7, Bradley 4-7, Sullinger 1-2, Crowder 1-3, Olynyk 1-6, Rozier 0-1, Turner 0-2, Hunter 0-2, Smart 0-6), Houston 11-32 (Harden 4-7, Ariza 4-10, Thornton 2-4, Brewer 1-7, Jones 0-1, Lawson 0-1, Terry 0-2). ReboundsBoston 60 (Smart 9), Houston 54 (Howard 12). AssistsBoston 27 (Thomas, Smart 6), Houston 23 (Lawson 5). Total FoulsBoston 22, Houston 20. A17,005 (18,023).

Grizzlies 122, Thunder 114

OKLAHOMA CITY (114): Singler 0-5 0-0 0, Ibaka 8-16 0-2 18, S.Adams 4-5 6-8 14, Westbrook 13-19 9-13 40, Morrow 1-4 0-0 2, Waiters 6-14 1-2 14, Collison 1-4 0-0 2, Kanter 5-6 6-6 16, Augustin 2-6 0-0 5, Payne 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 41-81 22-31 114.

MEMPHIS (122): Je.Green 5-13 8-8 20, Randolph 4-16 4-4 12, Gasol 7-13 3-3 17, Conley 8-13 2-3 22, Allen 3-6 0-0 6, Ja.Green 1-5 2-2 5, Lee 2-3 2-2 6, Chalmers 6-13 13-15 29, Barnes 1-2 2-2 5, Smith 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-84 36-39 122.

Oklahoma City 25 27 28 34— 114

Memphis 27 31 21 43— 122

3-Point GoalsOklahoma City 10-24 (Westbrook 5-8, Ibaka 2-3, Payne 1-1, Augustin 1-2, Waiters 1-3, Collison 0-1, Morrow 0-2, Singler 0-4), Memphis 12-17 (Conley 4-5, Chalmers 4-7, Je.Green 2-2, Ja.Green 1-1, Barnes 1-2). Fouled OutS.Adams. ReboundsOklahoma City 57 (Ibaka 9), Memphis 42 (Randolph 10). AssistsOklahoma City 22 (Westbrook 14), Memphis 23 (Conley 9). Total FoulsOklahoma City 28, Memphis 22. A17,270.

Bulls 96, Pacers 95

INDIANA (95): Budinger 0-2 0-0 0, George 9-20 4-6 26, Mahinmi 2-5 0-2 4, Miles 6-12 2-3 19, Ellis 9-20 2-2 20, J.Hill 1-7 3-4 5, Young 1-2 3-4 5, Allen 4-7 0-1 8, Robinson III 1-7 2-2 4, S.Hill 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 35-87 16-24 95.

CHICAGO (96): Snell 2-5 0-0 6, Mirotic 2-7 1-2 6, Gasol 2-11 1-3 5, Rose 9-18 3-4 23, Butler 6-12 5-8 17, Hinrich 2-6 5-6 9, Gibson 3-8 3-6 9, Noah 4-7 0-1 8, McDermott 4-9 2-2 11, Moore 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 35-86 20-32 96.

Indiana 21 24 30 20— 95

Chicago 31 22 26 17— 96

3-Point GoalsIndiana 9-21 (Miles 5-8, George 4-5, Budinger 0-1, Young 0-1, Robinson III 0-2, S.Hill 0-2, Ellis 0-2), Chicago 6-15 (Rose 2-2, Snell 2-4, McDermott 1-2, Mirotic 1-3, Hinrich 0-1, Gasol 0-1, Moore 0-2). ReboundsIndiana 62 (Mahinmi, J.Hill 12), Chicago 61 (Gasol 13). AssistsIndiana 19 (Ellis 6), Chicago 26 (Rose 6). Total FoulsIndiana 21, Chicago 20. A21,660 (20,917).

Spurs 93, Blazers 80

PORTLAND (80): Aminu 7-14 0-1 17, Plumlee 3-4 2-2 8, Kaman 1-7 0-0 2, Lillard 10-21 6-6 27, McCollum 6-14 3-4 15, Crabbe 1-4 0-0 3, Davis 0-2 0-0 0, Harkless 2-4 0-0 5, Vonleh 1-2 0-0 3, Henderson 0-2 0-0 0, Alexander 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 31-75 11-13 80.

SAN ANTONIO (93): K.Leonard 8-15 0-1 19, Aldridge 2-8 2-2 6, Duncan 4-8 2-3 10, Parker 4-9 2-2 10, Green 5-10 0-0 12, Ginobili 7-14 1-1 17, Mills 2-8 0-0 4, Diaw 5-8 2-2 12, West 1-4 0-0 2, Butler 0-3 1-2 1, Anderson 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 38-89 10-13 93.

Portland 13 15 32 20— 80

San Antonio 17 19 29 28— 93

3-Point GoalsPortland 7-19 (Aminu 3-5, Vonleh 1-1, Harkless 1-2, Crabbe 1-3, Lillard 1-4, Henderson 0-2, McCollum 0-2), San Antonio 7-23 (K.Leonard 3-5, Green 2-5, Ginobili 2-6, Anderson 0-1, Parker 0-1, Diaw 0-1, Butler 0-2, Mills 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsPortland 44 (Lillard 7), San Antonio 56 (Duncan, K.Leonard 9). AssistsPortland 15 (Lillard 6), San Antonio 29 (Parker 7). Total FoulsPortland 18, San Antonio 13. A18,418 (18,797).

Mavericks 92, 76ers 86

DALLAS (92): Parsons 8-11 3-3 20, Nowitzki 6-16 6-6 21, Pachulia 0-1 2-4 2, Williams 3-10 6-6 12, Matthews 2-10 2-2 7, Harris 3-7 3-4 9, Powell 3-5 1-3 7, Felton 1-5 0-0 2, Villanueva 1-5 0-0 3, Barea 3-6 2-2 9, Anderson 0-0 0-0 0, Evans 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-76 25-30 92.

PHILADELPHIA (86): Grant 5-10 3-5 13, Noel 5-12 2-4 12, Okafor 8-15 3-3 19, McConnell 6-9 0-0 13, Stauskas 0-4 0-0 0, Covington 2-8 3-4 7, Canaan 1-9 0-1 3, Sampson 3-3 1-2 7, Thompson 4-6 1-1 12. Totals 34-76 13-20 86.

Dallas 28 21 19 24— 92

Philadelphia 15 29 21 21— 86

3-Point GoalsDallas 7-24 (Nowitzki 3-6, Barea 1-2, Villanueva 1-2, Parsons 1-4, Matthews 1-6, Felton 0-1, Harris 0-1, Williams 0-2), Philadelphia 5-22 (Thompson 3-4, McConnell 1-3, Canaan 1-8, Grant 0-1, Stauskas 0-2, Covington 0-4). ReboundsDallas 47 (Powell 8), Philadelphia 53 (Noel 12). AssistsDallas 16 (Williams 6), Philadelphia 16 (McConnell 6). A11,555 (20,318).

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