Boston 87, Phoenix 79

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #16 David Guthrie, #23 Jason Phillips, #58 Josh Tiven
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 24 17 23 15 79
Boston 23 30 14 20 87

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 12-25 10-9 2-16 L4
Boston 18-17 11-6 7-11 W4

Recap


Celtics 87, Suns 79: Jeff Green scored 14 points to lead a strong performance from the bench as host Boston extended its winning streak to a season-high four games.

Rookie Jared Sullinger had his second double-double with 12 points and a career-high 16 rebounds and Jason Terry scored 13 as the Celtics' bench outscored the starters 47-40.

Luis Scola scored 16 points and Marcin Gortat added 12 points and 14 rebounds for Phoenix, which dropped its fourth straight game overall and 11th consecutive away from home.

The Suns trailed by 14 points in the opening minute of the third quarter but Gortat scored six points in a 17-0 spurt to put Phoenix ahead 58-55 before Boston battled back to take a 67-64 lead into the fourth.

The Celtics' defense took control in the final 12 minutes, limiting the Suns to only two field goals and none in the final seven minutes. Back-to-back baskets by Green and a layup by Sullinger extended the lead to 82-69 with 4:31 to play.

GAME NOTEBOOK: C Kevin Garnett was the only Boston starter in double figures with 10 points, but he had three of the team's 12 steals. ...  Jared Dudley also had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds for Phoenix, which fell to 1-10 in its last 11 games. ... Both teams were dreadful from beyond the arc - Boston finished 3-for-14 and the Suns were 2-for-12.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Boston
Luis Scola 16 Scoring Jeff Green 14
Jared Dudley 5 Assists Rajon Rondo 8
Marcin Gortat 14 Rebounds Jared Sullinger 16
Goran Dragic 4 Free Throws Made Jeff Green 4
Marcin Gortat 2 Steals Kevin Garnett 3
Marcin Gortat 5 Blocks Kevin Garnett 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 79 39.3 2-12 11-18 21 47 5 5 16
Boston 87 45.7 3-14 10-12 23 42 5 12 13

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Houston. The Celtics have a W/L % of .471 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Brooklyn . The Suns have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .292 after a loss.