Phoenix Suns defeat Boston Celtics, 85-77

PHOENIX - Three is a magic number the Celtics have avoided - until now.

Boston lost its third straight game for the first time this season last night at US Airways Center, dropping an 85-77 decision to the Phoenix Suns.

The 77 points represented a season low for the Celtics. After being 16-0 against Western Conference teams, the Celtics now stand at 16-3. The Suns, meanwhile have won their last 11 against the Eastern Conference.

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