PHOENIX – The Celtics put their Sunday loss to the Sacramento Kings behind them by beating the Phoenix Suns 99-85 in the second leg of a back-to-back.
Jayson Tatum led the way with a double-double, putting up 26 points while hauling in 11 rebounds.
Marcus Smart left the game in the fourth quarter with an ankle sprain and did not return. He had 17 points.
Kemba Walker tallied 19 points, Jaylen Brown added 14 points, and Brad Wanamaker put up 10 points off the bench.
Daniel Theis went scoreless but brought down 11 rebounds.
Suns guard Devin Booker had 20 points, a far-cry from some of his elite performances against the Celtics in recent years.
The Green continue their west coast trip on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Clippers.