Tatum, Celtics send Rockets to 15th straight loss, 108-90


Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) tips the ball toward the basket against Houston Rockets guard Jalen Green (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, in Boston. Rockets center Daniel Theis, left, looks on. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — 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, sending the Rockets to their 15th straight loss on Monday night.  

Dennis Schroder added 18 points for Boston, which has won three straight and eight of 11.

Al Horford had 11 points and 11 rebounds. It was Tatum’s fourth straight game with 30 or more points.

Starting center Robert Williams III also returned for Boston after being out the last three games with a sore left knee. He had 15 rebounds and two points.

Armoni Brooks led Houston (1-16) with 17 points. The Rockets will next face Chicago at home on Wednesday night.

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