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12-9, 2nd in Atlantic

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas did not practice Tuesday in Orlando. Thomas suffered a pulled groin late in the first half of Monday's loss in Houston. The Celtics recalled rookie guard Demetrius Jackson from the D-League for depth.

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15hBaxter Holmes

Larry Bird: 'I knew I wasn't going to last long'

The Celtics legend, who turns 60 on Wednesday, reflects on his 13-year NBA career, his legendary shooting, whether he still takes on younger players in practice, and more.

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Larry Bird was as clutch as he was confident (0:44)
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Harden's 37 enough to hold off Celtics (1:21)
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Harden's 37 helps Rockets over Celtics 107-106

James Harden scored 37 points and Al Horford missed a shot just before the buzzer to allow the Houston Rockets to hold on for a 107-106 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night.

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Horford misses game-winning layup (0:40)
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Harden's step-back 3 the difference for Rockets (0:29)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics have been desperately seeking that first defining victory of the 2016-17 season and it slipped away again Monday in Houston. Boston rallied multiple times from double-digit deficits then nearly stole the game late. Alas, layup attempts by both Isaiah Thomas and Al Horford were a little too strong as the Rockets hung on for a 107-106 triumph.

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Thomas gets crafty with the up-and-under (0:15)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas had a rough ending of the first half. Looked like he hurt his groin going for a pass. But he finished the half. However he was upset he was stripped of the ball near halfcourt and didn't get the call. He complained about it with ref Courtney Kirkland after the first half buzzer. He got a technical as he walked off to court. Thomas has a team-leading 11 points as the Celtics trail the Rockets 58-48.

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Harden serves up an alley-oop for Capela (0:16)
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Thomas blows past Anderson for reverse layup (0:16)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics shake up their starting lineup a bit, shuffling Jonas Jerebko into the starting 5 in place of Amir Johnson. Boston able to go small against undersized Houston and get an early look at a lineup that has had some recent success.

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Celtics remain 10th in Power Rankings

Boston leads the Eastern Conference with seven road wins against only four home losses. Marc Stein is impressed (and a little worried) by Avery Bradley's team-leading 7.9 RPG, a potential record for a player 6-foot-2 or shorter. Week 7 Power Rankings

ESPN Stats & Info

Celtics a very strong bet to make playoffs

ESPN's Basketball Power Index is ready to book Boston's ticket to the postseason. They're less bullish on the team's Atlantic Division title chances. The Celtics' less than one percent chance of a top-three pick does not account for a pick swap with the Nets (56 percent) this year.

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Thomas continues dominance over 76ers

Isaiah Thomas' 37 points on Saturday raised his career average against the Sixers to 22.8 PPG, his highest against any opponent, per the Elias Sports Bureau. However, he's averaging 28.0 PPG over his last five against Philadelphia, only James Harden has scored more (37.3 PPG) in three games dating back to the start of last season.

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3dJackie MacMullan

Marcus Smart's promise to the kids

The Celtics' third-year guard is devoted to understanding the challenges of pediatric cancer after losing a brother and young friend to the disease.

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Thomas shines in Celtics' one-point win (1:39)
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Celtics contribute on Bradley's fast break score (0:25)
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Thomas' 37 points lead Celtics past 76ers

Isaiah Thomas scored 12 straight Celtics points late in the fourth quarter and a season-high 37 in all as Boston beat the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers 107-106 on Saturday night.

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.8Tied-13th
Rebounds Per Game42.028th
Assists Per Game24.52nd
Points Allowed104.014th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-17129.571
2015-164834.585
2014-154042.488
2013-142557.305
2012-134140.506

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