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BSJ Game Report: Celtics 116, Suns 109 – Kyrie leads miraculous comeback

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PHOENIX — Everything you need to know about the Celtics’ 116-109 win over the Suns in quickie form. 

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HEADLINES

C’s recover from worst half of the season with huge rally: A nightmare performance over the first 24 minutes of this contest was erased behind the excellence of Kyrie Irving and some timely grittiness by his teammates. Irving scored 26 of his season-high 39 points in the second half and dished out a team-high six assists, leading the Celtics back from 22 down in the second half to pull out a 116-109 win. Marcus Morris (17 points) added a game-tying 3 with 0.3 seconds remaining in regulation as Boston fought back from 14 down in the final four minutes of the contest. The huge comeback spoiled monster nights for Devin Booker (38 points) and TJ Warren (29 points) in the defeat.


Jayson Tatum gets benched for Marcus Smart at start of second half: Stevens shook things up after facing a 20-point deficit at halftime