Thursday , Jan , 15 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Boston Celtics Team Report – January 15

=== Boston Celtics Team Report – January 15 ===

(Sports Network) – The Boston Celtics fell to the Houston Rockets, 95-80, on
Wednesday at the FleetCenter.

Mike James scored 20 points for Boston, which has lost two straight on the
heels of a three-game winning streak. Mark Blount had 14 points and nine
rebounds in the loss.

Boston guard Paul Pierce finished 1-for-10 from the field and had just four
points, all in the first quarter. Pierce left the game in the fourth quarter
with an injured left hand.

The Celtics went 9-for-21 from beyond the arc.

Wednesday’s contest was the first game this season that Pierce did not
score in double digits. Pierce has played at least 34 minutes per night in
seven straight contests.

Boston is off until Friday when they visit Tracy McGrady and the Orlando
Magic.

BOS