Boston 113, Phoenix 88

Date - Friday, February 22, 2013 9:00 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #74 Curtis Blair, #17 Joe Crawford, #16 David Guthrie
Attendance - 18422

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boston 28 25 28 32 113
Phoenix 20 21 26 21 88

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 29-26 20-9 9-17 W1
Phoenix 18-38 12-14 6-24 L2

Recap

Suns 113, Celtics 88: Jeff Green scored a season-high 31 points on 11-of-14 shooting in place of Kevin Garnett and Boston ended its two-game losing skid with a dominant win over host Phoenix.

Green started in place of the 36-year-old Garnett, who was rested by coach Doc Rivers and sat out the game. Chris Wilcox scored 14 points and Jason Terry and Avery Bradley added 13 apiece for the Celtics. Newly acquired Jordan Crawford had 10 points in 17 minutes off the bench.

Goran Dragic had 19 points and 10 assists to lead the Suns, who fell behind 13-0 to open the game and trailed 53-41 at the half. Markieff Morris had 11 points and Marcin Gortat chipped in 10 for Phoenix, which has lost six of its last seven games.

After starting its five-game road trip with two straight losses, Boston shot 55.7 percent and outrebounded the Suns by five despite going with a small lineup. The Celtics led by as many as 30 in the fourth quarter.

Paul Pierce had a quiet eight points in 26 minutes for Boston, which recorded its first road win this season against a Western Conference opponent. The Celtics swept the season series against Phoenix and improved to 9-17 on the road.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Suns F Michael Beasley was upset after a substitution in the fourth quarter and walked straight to the locker room and past interim coach Lindsey Hunter. … The Celtics led by 30 points for the first time on the road this season when they moved ahead 106-76 with five minutes left in the fourth quarter. … Garnett is expected to return when the Celtics visit Portland on Sunday.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Phoenix
Jeff Green 31 Scoring Goran Dragic 19
Jeff Green 4 Assists Goran Dragic 10
Chris Wilcox 8 Rebounds Marcin Gortat 6
Jeff Green 6 Free Throws Made Goran Dragic 4
Avery Bradley 4 Steals Goran Dragic 2
Jeff Green 5 Blocks Goran Dragic 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston 113 55.7 10-22 15-23 19 45 6 8 13
Phoenix 88 41.7 4-19 14-23 26 40 3 8 13

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against San Antonio. The Suns have a W/L % of .316 after a win and .324 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Portland . The Celtics have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .481 after a loss.