NOTES: Boston didn’t get to the foul line in the first half, but managed just fine offensively by making 24 of 44 from the field and led 53-45 at the break. ... Sullinger had 14 points and eight rebounds at halftime. He was coming off a career-best performance Wednesday when he had 16 rebounds in a win over Phoenix, but had to sit when he drew his fifth foul early in the fourth. ... McHale was making his first appearance back in Boston as the Rockets’ coach. ... Omer Asik had 11 rebounds for the Rockets. ... Rondo finished with 12 points and eight assists.