Another perfect night by Williams lifts Celtics over Rockets

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Houston Rockets' Danuel House Jr. passes the ball away from Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart and Payton Pritchard (11) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, April 2, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)


BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 26 points, Robert Williams had a career-high 20 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, and the Boston Celtics rolled to a 118-102 win over the Houston Rockets. Trade deadline acquisition Evan Fournier hit a career-best seven 3-pointers to finish with 23 points, and Jaylen Brown scored 22 to help the Celtics snap a two-game skid. Williams hit all nine of his field goal attempts, marking the second time this month he was perfect from the floor against the Rockets. Christian Wood led Houston with 19 points and 10 rebounds.