Beating up on the dregs of the league is all well and good, but it is nice to see a good, solid win over a good, solid team like the Rockets. Stacking up the rosters, the Celtics win out on talent and reputation, but we know all too well that reputation doesn't win ballgames. The Rockets have made a living out of overachieving and getting the most out of their roster. The Celtics stepped up the defense and got contributions from the usual suspects and a little help from the bench (which keyed a couple of runs).
Every once in a while, the Celtics live up to their reputations, and it is fun to see.