Celtics trump Warriors while Harden stars for Rockets

The Boston Celtics continued their superb run in the NBA as they notched up their 14th straight win, edging the Golden State Warriors 92-88 on Thursday night.

Kyrie Irving would be the hero of the night for the Celtics, netting 11 points in the final quarter, including two free throws that put the franchise ahead in the dying embers of the game.

Kevin Durant starred for the Warriors with his 22 point haul as they were in the driver’s seat near the end of the third quarter. But the Celtics rallied in the clutch moments and sneaked a four point win.

Meanwhile, James Harden went on a hot streak, scoring perfect 18/18 from the line and racking up no less than 48 points as the Houston Rockets put 142 points on the Phoenix Suns’ 116.

Despite sharing the backcourt with Chris Paul, Harden was as dangerous as ever offensively, helping the Rockets put on a whopping 90 points at the half, a new record for the Houston franchise.