Eric Bledsoe came off the bench and finished with 17 points and added 10 rebounds, his third double-double of the season, to lead the Phoenix Suns to a victory over the Boston Celtics, 87-80. This snaps a three-game losing streak for Phoenix (37-28).
Bledsoe finished 6-12 and converted 5-6 from the free throw line. Other key performers for Phoenix were Markieff Morris with 15 points and 9 rebounds, and P.J. Tucker with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Despite the loss, Kris Humphries put up 11 points for Boston on 5-8 shooting. He also recorded 13 rebounds.
The Celtics posted an eFG% of just 32.4%, including 14.3% from 3-point range. This year, they are 2-18 when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Suns are 10-2 when holding their opponents to such low percentages.
Boston (22-44) has now dropped their last three consecutive games.
Coming up next, the Suns take on the Toronto Raptors, who are 37-27 on the year. The Celtics match up against the New Orleans Pelicans, currently 26-38 this season. The Suns are 1-0 versus Toronto this season. The Celtics are 0-1 versus New Orleans this season.