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Celtics finish off pesky Rockets

Paul Pierce tossed in 26 points in guiding the Boston Celtics to a 94-87 victory over the Houston Rockets Friday night.

The Celtics covered the 2.5-point spread, while the teams played UNDER the posted total of 202.5.

Kevin Garnett had 15 points and eight rebounds for the Celtics, and Ray Allen added 19 points in the win.

Luis Scola led the way with 17 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double in the loss.