Boston Celtics defeat Phoenix Suns, 104-87

Blowout victories over the New Jersey Nets are one thing.

The Celtics' 104-87 wipeout of the Phoenix Suns at TD Banknorth Garden last night was something else.

The Celtics (34-9) won their fifth successive game, following the energy-efficient game plan to perfection in building a 35-point advantage by late in the third quarter. The result was an impressive follow-up to shreddings of the Nets (118-86 and 105-85) and launched the Celtics on a trip to Miami (tomorrow) and ...