WATCH: Boston Celtics defensive highlights vs. Phoenix Suns in 99 – 86 home win

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The Boston Celtics put on one of their better overall defensive performances of the 2020-21 NBA season on Thursday night, holding the Western Conference’s second-place team to just 86 points on the night.

The Phoenix Suns have been a dynamic scoring team with a lethal perimeter game all season long, but the Celtics managed to hold the club to a mere 17.1% from beyond the arc. And while some of those misses are assuredly due to playing on the second night of a back-to-back in the middle of a long road trip, Boston fans shouldn’t sell their team’s defensive effort short.

While four Suns players managed to score in double figures, none of them broke 23 points, with veteran point guard Chris Paul leading the team with just 22 points for the night.

Watch the defensive highlights from the Celtics home win against a very good team — and down multiple key players at that — in the video embedded above that was produced by fan videographer Tomasz Kordylewski.

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