Irving sparks Celtics to OT win
When their shots finally started to fall, the Boston Celtics couldn’t be contained.
Kyrie Irving scored 18 of his season-high 39 points in the fourth quarter and overtime as Boston rallied from a 22-point deficit for a 116-109 win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night in Phoenix.
Irving scored Boston’s first six points in the extra period, and Marcus Morris finished with 17 against his former team — including the tying 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left in regulation off a feed from Irving.
Morris hit from the top of the arc to tie it at 100. Jaylen Brown added 17 points, all after halftime, for the Celtics (7-4).
“Guys like Kyrie, he is going to have all the focus on him,” Morris said. “I worked on my 3-pointers extensively.”
Devin Booker paced the Suns (2-9) with a season-high 38 points while TJ Warren had 29.
The Celtics ended a twogame skid, while the Suns have lost nine of 10.
Booker scored 12 points in the fourth quarter and seven in OT, but Phoenix couldn’t hold onto a 16-point lead with 6:13 to play in regulation.