Phoenix Suns defeat Boston Celtics, 110-103

The Celtics lost their first game of the season tonight in seven tries, leading Kevin Garnett to fall back on the mantra "it is what it is" after the game.

"There's a long way to go," said Garnett. "But don't take anything away from what we've done, either. We created that 6-0, just like we lost tonight."

As simple as it sounds, Garnett is right. The Celtics were never going to go 82-0. But they're also not going to be defined by this one loss in early November, eith...

A trip to New Jersey is usually not something the Celtics are enthusiastic about. But, after a 110-103 loss to Phoenix, the team started looking forward to tonight’s game against the Nets.

“To show the true mark of us being a good team, we just have to come right back out [tonight] and go out and get that W,’’ said Rasheed Wallace.

The Celtics’ bench, which maintained and stretched leads through the first six games of the season, failed to keep pace with the Suns. Wa...

The Phoenix Suns played their style of basketball last night. And, for much of the game, the Celtics did the same thing. The result was a 110-103 Suns’ victory, ending the Celtics’ six-game winning streak to start the season.

Steve Nash (12 assists) directed the show and Jason Richardson (34 points, 10 rebounds) played a starring role as the Suns got into their comfort zone, transitioning and firing up 3-pointers (hitting 13 of 24). Phoenix (5-1), in the midst of a five...

Still a pup in the game of life at age 26, Amar’e Stoudemire wears his NBA experience on his face. A bushy beard. A reflective tone. An understanding that these may be his final days in Phoenix.

The Suns have tried to trade him in the past. He is toying with the idea of opting out of the final year of his contract (worth more than $17 million) and becoming an unrestricted free agent, joining what is turning into the legendary class of 2010.

Many players his age would...