Another tough test passed by the Boston Celtics, as they get by the Houston Rockets on Friday night.

Once again Paul Pierce led the way for the C's. Pierce had 23 points and 6 rebounds. Courtney Lee and Jared Sullinger each contributed with 14 points off the Boston bench, and the Celtics are on a 5 game winning streak.

Boston was able to hold Houston's James Harden 24 points, something that he has been blowing past in recent games. The Celtics outscored Houston in 3 of four quarters, and dominated on rebounding.

The Celtics have the weekend off, and will face the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday.