Found March 06, 2012 on Fox Sports Houston:
BOSTON (AP) -- Kevin Garnett grabbed 13 rebounds to pass Shaquille O'Neal and move into 12th on the NBA's career list, and Paul Pierce scored seven of his 30 points in overtime on Tuesday night to lead the Boston Celtics to a 97-92 victory over the Houston Rockets. Boston has won five straight since the All-Star break, including two in a row in overtime. Houston has lost four in a row. Ray Allen scored 21, including a 3-pointer with 36 seconds left in the fourth quarter to give Boston the lead. But Rajon Rondo missed an open layup with a chance to clinch it in regulation, and Goran Dragic tied it for the Rockets. Luis Scola had 18 points and 14 rebounds, and Samuel Dalembert had 11 points and 17 boards for Houston.

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Report: NBA fines Kobe, Pierce, Rondo

Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and the Celtics' Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce have all been fined by the NBA for missing charity appearances during the All-Star weekend in Orlando, Fla. Bryant was hit with a $40,000 fine for not attending an NBA Cares event, while Rondo and Pierce were both slapped with $20,000 fines for their no-shows, USA Today reported. All three played in the All...

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Tip: 7:00 PM    Court: Wells Fargo Center    Watch it: CSNNE     Hear it: WEEI                            Referees:  Ken Mauer, Bennie Adams and Brent Barnaky  Get your tickets here The Matchup Record: 20-17 (2nd Atlantic, 7th East) Record: 22-17 (1st Atlantic, 4th East) On road: 5-9 At home: 14-8 ...

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