Boston Celtics vs. Phoenix Suns: Postgame Grades and Analysis for Boston

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Boston Celtics vs. Phoenix Suns: Postgame Grades and Analysis for Boston
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The Phoenix Suns' awesome retro jerseys couldn't save them against the Boston Celtics, who gave them a 113-88 beatdown Friday night.

Jeff Green finally put together the kind of performance Celtics fans expected from him, with 31 points, seven rebounds, five blocks, four assists and two steals.

It was an impressive night for Green, especially considering his 78.6 percent shooting from the field. He wasn't alone, though, in regard to efficiency, as the entire Celtics team shot an impressive 55.7 percent form the field and 45.5 percent from beyond the arc.

The Suns had no answer for the dribble-drive penetration from guys like Avery Bradley, Courtney Lee and Jason Terry.

Newcomers Terrence Williams and Jordan Crawford proved their worth with 19 points on 8-of-17 shooting coming off the bench.

While you could chalk this big win up to simply playing a very below-average Suns team, it's encouraging to see the Celtics coming together without Rajon Rondo on the court.

The Celtics got the win over Phoenix by playing like a well-oiled machine, and that's encouraging, because that's the only way they'll contend in the East as the second half of the season rages on.

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