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Celtics 87, Suns 79

Celtics beat Suns to pick up fourth straight win

Final: Celtics win, 87-79: Boston won its fourth straight thanks to another fantastic effort from the bench. Doc Rivers got 47 of the team’s 87 points off the bench, with Sullinger, Terry and Green each scoring at least 12 in 25-plus minutes. This game was prone to long runs, but sturdy defense and beastly rebounding proved the difference for the home team. The Celtics play their next four games at the TD Garden.

Fourth quarter, 3:21, Celtics lead, 82-73: Sullinger is playing possessed. The rookie has 15 rebounds, smashing his previous career-high of 11, and has clearly gotten into the head of Luis Scola. Scola picked up his fourth foul when he got a little aggressive after Sullinger came down with a defensive board. Celtics should wrap this one up, barring some unforeseen incident, as Larry David would write.

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