9 Jan 2009

Defending NBA champs fall to third straight loss

12:13 pm on 9 January 2009

The struggling NBA basketball champions the Boston Celtics have crashed to their third straight defeat, losing to the Houston Rockets 89-85.

The Celtics entered the contest having lost five away games in their last seven contests, but could not find any comfort at home.

Boston blazed to a franchise best 27 and two start this year but have sputtered to six defeats in the last eight games.