Rondo, Allen lead Celtics past Suns 128-108Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX (AP) -- Rajon Rondo scored a career-high 32 points to go with 10 assists and the Boston Celtics didn't need Kevin Garnett to beat the Phoenix Suns 128-108 on Sunday.
Ray Allen scored 31 and Paul Pierce 26 in Boston's first game since Garnett went down with a strained muscle in his right knee that is expected to sidelined him for at least two weeks.
The Suns have bigger problems, losing leading scorer and rebounder Amare Stoudemire following eye surgery on Friday. He won't be able to resume physical activity for about eight weeks.
The Celtics blistered Phoenix with 63 percent shooting. Rondo made 13-of-18 and Allen 10-of-15.
Jason Richardson scored 21 for the Suns. Steve Nash added 19 points and 11 assists.