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NBA Game Summary - Boston at Phoenix



(Wednesday, February 19th)

Final Score: Phoenix 100, Boston 94

Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Markieff Morris scored 18 points to lead six Phoenix players in double figures, as the Suns took a 100-94 decision from the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

Goran Dragic and Gerald Green scored 17 points apiece, with the former dishing out six assists for the Suns. Channing Frye had 15 points on 4-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc, while Marcus Morris and P.J. Tucker added 11 and 10 points, respectively.

The Suns have won two straight since the All-Star break after a 112-107 overtime win at Denver on Tuesday.

"Coming off the back-to-back we were a little tired, a little exhausted," Frye admitted. "I think we had some mental breakdowns but other than that I think we just battle and grind it out."

Rajon Rondo deposited an 18-point, 10-assist double-double, while Brandon Bass contributed 18 points and Jeff Green had 17 points for Boston, which has dropped three of its last four games.

Phoenix ended the first quarter on an 8-0 run to take a 29-21 lead into the second, as Tucker drove the lane for a layup to close the scoring in the opening stanza.

Markieff Morris then made two buckets around a Leandro Barbosa free throw to push Phoenix's lead to 34-23 early in the second quarter.

A 9-2 Boston run late in the quarter tied the game at 50-apiece. Dragic banked one in with 20.9 seconds left to help the Suns to a 52-50 lead at the break.

Boston scored 18 points in the first half off of 14 Phoenix turnovers. The Celtics committed eight turnovers in the half, but the Suns received just two points from the giveaways.

Bass scored six straight points to open the third quarter and ignite a 16-4 run as Boston grabbed a 10-point lead.

Phoenix ended the final 3 1/2 minutes of the frame on a 15-1 run, with Marcus Morris nailing a triple after Frye's 3 for a 76-71 lead heading into the fourth.

Marcus Morris continued his hot shooting with five straight points to start the fourth quarter and push the Suns advantage to double digits.

Kelly Olynyk knocked down a trey to cut the deficit to 88-86 with just under four minutes remaining. That is as close as the Celtics would come, though, as Markieff Morris followed with a pair of free throws and Frye later hit a 3- pointer to push the lead to seven.

The Celtics did, however, cut the deficit to three a couple of times in the closing seconds, but the Suns held them off from the free throw line to secure the win.

"We actually I thought, did a pretty good job at times of being balanced," said Celtics coach Brad Stevens. "But we just had a couple of errors, including at the end of the game and you can't make errors against them because they are coming and they are coming fast and hard."

Game Notes

Tucker was fined $5,000 prior to the game for violating the league's anti- flopping rule ... The Suns' 32-21 start is the best start through 52 games since the 2007-08 season ... Boston fell to 4-13 against the Western Conference ... Phoenix shot 11-for-28 from beyond the arc, while Boston made 5-of-17 attempts from deep ... The Suns committed 18 turnovers and the Celtics turned the ball over 14 times ... Each team had 46 rebounds.

02/20 02:04:37 ET

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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
5th
WAS 0
STL 1
 
5th
TAM 0
NYY 1
 
3rd
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
4th
SAN 65
DAL 65
 
3:30pm Today
MIA
CHA
7:00pm Tonight
CHI
WAS
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
 
3:00pm Today
BOS
DET
7:00pm Tonight
MON
TAM
10:00pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
12th
NOR 1
DUR 1