Brown (39 pts), Tatum (38) lead Celtics past Rockets 126-102


              Houston Rockets forward Kenyon Martin Jr. slams a dunk against the Boston Celtics during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
            
              Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. (3) passes the ball behind the back of Boston Celtics center Al Horford during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
            
              Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) celebrates during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
            
              Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) takes a 3-point shot over Houston Rockets forward Tari Eason (17) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
            
              Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum drives to the basket against the Houston Rockets during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
            
              Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) drives to the basket against the Houston Rockets during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
            
              Boston Celtics assistant coach Damon Stoudamire, filling in for interim head coach Joe Mazzulla, gestures to players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022, in Boston. Mazzulla missed Tuesday's game with an eye injury, announced shortly before the start of the game against the Rockets. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
            
              Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) stretches while trying to block a shot by Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr., left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
            
              Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) drives to the basket past Houston Rockets forward Tari Eason, center, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022, in Boston. At far right is Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III (44)(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Brown (39 pts), Tatum (38) lead Celtics past Rockets 126-102