New-look Celtics hold off Suns 115-103Posted: Updated:
BOSTON (AP) -- Kevin Garnett scored 28 points with 11 rebounds, Paul Pierce had 16 and 13 and Rajon Rondo scored 16 with 15 assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a 115-103 win over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.
The Celtics led by 29 in the second half before Phoenix scored the last nine points in the third quarter and the first nine of the fourth. But the Suns, who had won four in a row, never got closer than eight points.
Aaron Brooks scored 17 points, former Boston College star Jared Dudley had 15 and fellow reserve Marcin Gortat had 13 points and 13 rebounds.
The Suns played the last 17 minutes without Vince Carter and Channing Frye, who banged heads and left the game.