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Celtics begin western jaunt against Suns

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Celtics will begin their second half on a western road trip, starting Wednesday night at US Airways Center where they face the Phoenix Suns.

The C's will play the Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz on this sojourn. They've won their last two on the road, but have dropped two of three overall.

Boston had no representatives in the All-Star game, so the Celtics have had plenty of time to get over their 104-92 home loss to the depleted San Antonio Spurs one week ago.

Boston had won four of five coming into the last game before the All-Star break for both teams and had six players score in double figures, but it still wasn't enough.

"I thought our bench was better than our starters in the first half, but (the Spurs) put a lot of pressure on you," said Boston head coach Brad Stevens.

Rajon Rondo led the Celtics with 16 points, followed by 15 and 10 rebounds from Kelly Olynyk and 15 points out of Kris Humphries. Brandon Bass, Jerryd Bayless and Jeff Green also cracked the 10-point mark.

Avery Bradley (ankle) and Vitor Faverani (knee) didn't make the trip.

The Celtics are getting the Suns at a good time as Phoenix needed overtime on Tuesday to defeat the Denver Nuggets, 112-107 at the Pepsi Center.

Gerald Green netted a career-high 36 points, including eight in overtime, and the Suns played some defense down the stretch.

"I think defensively we did a good job. We managed to take some tough shots and we got the rebounds. We did a better job on the boards. Guys really went after it in that overtime," said Suns coach Jeff Hornacek.

Goran Dragic tallied 21 points and 14 assists, Markieff Morris provided 13 points and 12 rebounds, P.J. Tucker added 13 points and 11 boards and Marcus Morris chipped in 10 for the Suns, who had dropped 3-of-4 heading into the All-Star break.

Despite the overtime game, only Dragic and Markieff Morris logged over 40 minutes.

The Suns start a four-game homestand Wednesday night with the Spurs, Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves also on the docket.

The Celtics won both of last season's meetings with Phoenix, but have lost four of the last six contests in the desert. The two teams will meet in Boston on March 14.

02/19 10:03:47 ET

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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
12th
NOR 1
DUR 1
 
3:30pm Today
MIA
CHA
6th
CLE 2
TOR 4
 
5th
DET 1
ANA 1
 
6th
NYM 2
ATL 3
 
7th
MIA 1
SEA 2
 
5th
PIT 1
MIL 0
 
4th
WAS 0
STL 1
 
5th
TAM 0
NYY 1
 
2nd
KAN 0
MIN 2
 
2nd
CHC 0
CIN 0
 
3:05pm Today
TEX
CWS
4:05pm Today
OAK
HOU
4:10pm Today
LOS
ARI
4:10pm Today
COL
PHI
4:10pm Today
SDP
SFG
7:05pm Tonight
BOS
BAL
3rd
SAN 61
DAL 65
 
3:30pm Today
MIA
CHA
7:00pm Tonight
CHI
WAS
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
3rd
NYR 2
PHI 3
 
3:00pm Today
BOS
DET
7:00pm Tonight
MON
TAM
10:00pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
12th
NOR 1
DUR 1