The Celtics lost on a buzzer beater last night to a Phoenix Suns team that is second to last in the West. Probably the hardest game to watch this year, so far. Isaiah missed a free throw with 11 seconds left, and Boston was up by 2, and then the Suns got the ball to Eric Bledsoe, who drove to the left of the hoop and hit an uncontested reverse layup to tie it with a couple seconds left. Crowder then literally was just handing the ball to Isaiah a few feet away, and I don’t know what happened, but Isaiah didn’t catch the ball, Marqueese Chriss got a hand on it, and the Suns stole it, got it to Tyler Ulis at the wing, and he sank a three at the buzzer.
Al Horford and Avery Bradley were both out. I guess Bradley’s hamstrings were sore and Horford sprained his elbow, but I wouldn’t look into that. I think it’s safe to say they both took rest days in lieu of tonight’s Clippers game and Wednesday’s game in Oakland against the best roster of all time.
Isaiah finished with 35 points, but it wasn’t enough. Bledsoe put up 28, and Ulis had 20, and we gave one up in Phoenix last night. They played awful all game, but it was not a Celtics team you should get used to seeing.
So the Celts stay 3 back from Cleveland and 2 up on Washington. Let’s just put this one in the rear view and watch for Boston to come out swinging in LA tonight.