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Celtics Wrap: Boston Storms Back From 22 Down To Stun Suns 116-109 In OT

Posted On: Nov 9, 2018   |   Posted By: NESN

The Boston Celtics were dead Thursday night in the desert, but the Phoenix Suns forgot to bury the body.
Phoenix jumped out to an early 22-point lead and held a double-digit edge for nearly the entire game. But Kyrie Irving exploded in the fourth quarter to bring Boston to within striking distance, and Marcus Morris splashed a 3-pointer with 0.3 seconds to go to send the game to overtime.
With the lead erased, it was all Boston in overtime, as the Celtics outscored the Suns 16-9 in OT to win 116-109.
Irving led the Celtics with a game-high 39 points, while Marcus Morris (17), Jaylen Brown (17) and Terry Rozier (10) also scored in double figures.
With the win, the Celtics improve to 7-4, while the Suns fall to 2-9.
Here's how it all went down:
STARTING FIVE
PG: Kyrie Irving
SG: Jaylen Brown
F: Jayson Tatum
F: Gordon Hayward
C: Al Horford
SLOPPY START
Phoenix jumped out to an early lead thanks in large part to Boston's miscues. After Irving opened the game with a 3-pointer, the Celtics missed their next nine...

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