Suns Sink Celtics 109-106 in Wild Final Seconds
Phoenix Suns fans haven’t had a whole lot to cheer about this season. With a record of 20-42 going into their game against the Boston Celtics on March 5th, the Suns were just barely ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers for the worst record in the entire Western Conference. The Celtics were 40-22 and on top in the Atlantic Division and second in the Eastern Conference behind the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Even though the post season is out of the picture, the Suns are still playing hard and aren’t phoning it in. Two of Boston’s usual starters, center Al Horford and shooting guard Avery Bradley, were rested due to injuries, and Phoenix took advantage, taking a 49-42 lead into halftime. It came down the wire as Eric Bledsoe took an inbound pass and made some nice moves to the basket, tying it at 106-106 on a layup with four seconds left. On the inbound that followed, Boston’s Isaiah Thomas turned the ball over and Tyler Ulis launched a three point shot as time ran out. The shot was good, and Phoenix had it’s highlight of the year.
The victory was the third in a row for the Suns, who will host the Southeast Division leading Washington Wizards on March 7th. The Celtics are in the middle of a five game western road trip, and will be at the Los Angeles Clippers on March 6th, followed by a game in Oakland against the Golden State Warriors on the 8th.