Markieff Morris came off the bench and put up 18 points on 7-12 shooting. Other top contributors for Phoenix included Goran Dragic with 17 points and 6 assists, Channing Frye with 15 points and 7 rebounds, and P.J. Tucker with 10 points and 11 rebounds. On 7-22 shooting from the field and 4-5 from the free throw line, Rajon Rondo put up 18 points for Boston in the loss. He also registered 10 assists and 7 rebounds. Brandon Bass chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds and Jared Sullinger finished with 11 points and 8 rebounds.
In addition to 29.4% from 3-point range, the Celtics tallied an eFG% of just 42.0%. They are 2-13 on the season when registering marks below 30% and 45%, respectively, in those statistics. The Suns, conversely, are 8-2 when holding the opposition to such dismal shooting numbers.
Boston (19-36) has now lost back-to-back games after falling to San Antonio on Wednesday.
Coming up next, the Suns play the San Antonio Spurs, who are 39-15 on the year. The Celtics match up against the Los Angeles Lakers, currently 18-35 this season. The Suns lost to San Antonio the last two times they've played. The Celtics are 0-1 versus Los Angeles this season.