C's offense sputters without Jaylen Brown in road loss to Suns


The Celtics didn't let Devin Booker torch them this time around, but their offense couldn't pull its own weight without star guard Jaylen Brown.

The Celtics suffered a 100-91 loss to the Suns at Phoenix Suns Arena, falling to 2-2 on their West Coast road trip and 12-10 on the season.

Jayson Tatum led Boston with 23 points, while Kemba Walker added 14 on 4-of-20 shooting and Payton Pritchard and Daniel Theis each contributed 12 points off the bench.

The Suns put five players in double figures, with Mikal Bridges scoring a team-high 19 points and Booker (18 points and 11 assists) and DeAndre Ayton (16 points and 11 rebounds) both notching double-doubles to hand the C's their first loss on Super Bowl Sunday in the last five years.

Here are the highlights from Sunday's loss in Phoenix:





Yes, that's Grant Williams putting Booker in the spin cycle:

Tatum dials one up from distance to beat the shot clock:

Jeff Teague and Grant Williams execute the give-and-go to perfection:

Theis sends Booker's layup attempt into the front row:

Tristan Thompson goes to work on the offensive boards and gets rewarded with a bucket:

Pritchard helps the Celtics climb back in it with a clutch 3-pointer in the third quarter:

Tatum finds Theis for the thunderous alley-oop in the fourth quarter:

Booker ices the game with a pull-up jumper in the final minute:



Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 10 p.m. ET: at Utah Jazz