The Suns had been shining, even without veteran star Chris Paul – so getting him back for a potential NBA finals preview against Boston seemed perfect.
Not so fast, my friend.
The Celtics sent a statement to the rest of the league, showing they’re the No.1 contender for the crown in 2022/23, after a 125-98 demolition on the road in Phoenix.
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Both Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown were dominant, both scoring 25 points to go with Brown’s seven rebounds.
Former Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon was also strong off the bench, appearing for 19 minutes and scoring 16 points on an impressive 7/9 from the field.
The Celtics now have the best record in the NBA, sitting at 21-5, three more wins than their nearest…