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Soaring Celtics eclipse Rockets

Updated: January 12, 2013, 3:01 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- It might be rude to answer a question with a question, but Doc Rivers couldn't resist when asked about Boston's defense Friday against Houston's James Harden.

"Did he get 25 [points]?" asked Rivers.

He almost assuredly knew the answer to his own query. But Rivers smiled when reporters responded that Harden had been held to 24, ending a Rockets franchise record of 14 consecutive games with 25 or more.

"Then it was terrific," said Rivers. "It was great."

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