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3-11, 5th in Pacific
Ayton with the hook shot (0:18)
Jackson soars for block while falling to the ground (0:15)

George scores 32 as Thunder roll past Suns, 118-101

Paul George matched his season high with 32 points and went 6 of 10 from 3-point range, Dennis Schroder added 20 points and nine assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Phoenix Suns 118-101 on Monday night.

Booker finds Ayton for the lob (0:19)
Booker nails buzzer-beating shot from half court (0:20)
Ayton scores over Davis twice (0:21)

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Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said after the game the Suns had been told to foul on the final possession. Despite having multiple chances to — including when Marcus Morris had his back to the basket — Phoenix did not. The Suns paid the price.

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Brad Stevens says he told Igor Kokoskov after the game Boston didn't deserve to win the game.

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And, thanks to a Marcus Morris 3, we are now headed to overtime here in Phoenix. The Suns had at least three chances to foul — and took none of them. Then they gave Morris a wide-open three.

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This has been a comically bad game — one that Boston, somehow, will have a chance to tie in the final seconds.

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

The Celtics have somehow managed to claw their way back to within five with 1:40 to go. This is a game they absolutely don't deserve to win, but have given themselves a chance to.

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NBA games are a very long 48 minutes — and this game might be just long enough for the Celtics to get back into it, despite their horrific first half. They've begun the second half by hitting eight of their first 11 shots to raise their shooting percentage for the game to 31.6 — and cut the Suns' lead to 13.

Booker hustles to keep ball in play, sets up 3 (0:16)
Suns capitalize on the fast break (0:23)

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At halftime, Phoenix leads Boston 55-35. Kyrie Irving — who is the only Celtic starter to score a point, let alone make a basket — has 13 points. The other starters are 0-15. The Celtics as a team are 10-46, and have 10 turnovers. A truly horrendous display of basketball.

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

Things just keep getting worse for the Celtics, who now have more turnovers (8) than made field goals (7-35). Phoenix leads 45-26, and Boston doesn't look like it's going to get into gear anytime soon.

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As the Celtics continue to be reprehensible offensively (now 6-31 from the floor) here is one ray of hope for Boston fans: the Celtics scored 13 points in a quarter twice last year — and came back to win both times.

Morris receives Flagrant 1 for chop on Warren's back (0:28)

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

It's hard to play worse than Boston just did in the first quarter. Multiple wide open misses from three, as well as from point-blank range — combined with the Suns shooting 59 percent — have Phoenix up 32-13 after one. TJ Warren outscored the Celtics by himself (14-13).

Booker feeds Ayton for early alley-oop (0:15)

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

The Celtics finally had a string of 13 straight shots missed come to an end, but that's about the only good thing that's happened here in the first quarter. Phoenix is now up 22-10, as Boston remains mired in a horrible shooting slump (4-18 overall, 1-6 from 3).

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.230th
Rebounds Per Game41.1Tied-26th
Assists Per Game23.615th
Points Allowed113.424th

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