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The Houston Rockets are surging in the Western Conference, thanks to Russell Westbrook who finished the best statistical months of his career with a big night in Boston. Westbrook scored 41 points with eight rebounds and five assists as the Rockets beat the Boston Celtics 111-110 in an overtime thriller. It was the sixth straight win for Houston, who improved to 39-20 with the win. The Celtics meanwhile sit at 41-18.