Phoenix 79, Boston 71

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, January 20, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #70 Brent Barnaky, #57 Greg Willard, # James Williams
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 20 26 14 19 79
Boston 15 20 20 16 71

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 6-9 3-4 3-5 W2
Boston 5-9 4-5 1-4 L1

Recap


Marcin Gortat had his seventh straight double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds to carry the Phoenix Suns to a 79-71 victory over the host Boston Celtics on Friday night.

Steve Nash added 11 points, nine assists and five rebounds as Phoenix won its second straight and sent the Celtics to their sixth loss in seven games.

Playing without point guard Rajon Rondo, who sat out with a wrist injury, Boston posted a season low in points. Ray Allen scored 14 to lead five Celtics in double figures.

Phoenix used a 12-0 run spanning the third and fourth quarters to take control, and the Celtics never got closer than five points the rest of the way.

Boston had opened the third with an 18-4 spurt to erase an 11-point halftime deficit and grab a 53-50 lead on Mickael Pietrus' 3-pointer with just over 3 1/2 minutes left.

Gortat scored 14 consecutive points to help the Suns build a 20-10 lead en route to a 20-15 advantage after one quarter.

Phoenix held a 46-35 edge at halftime, marking the 11th time in 14 games the Celtics have trailed at the break.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Boston
Marcin Gortat 24 Scoring Ray Allen 14
Steve Nash 9 Assists Paul Pierce 6
Marcin Gortat 12 Rebounds Ray Allen 6
Steve Nash 5 Free Throws Made Ray Allen 4
Grant Hill 4 Steals Avery Bradley 3
Marcin Gortat 2 Blocks Paul Pierce 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 79 44.9 5-19 12-16 20 44 8 10 23
Boston 71 40.5 4-10 7-9 20 32 5 7 18

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Celtics have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .250 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Dallas . The Suns have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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