PHOENIX — Kyrie Irving scored 18 of his season-high 39 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, and the Boston Celtics rallied from a 22-point deficit for a 116-109 win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night.
Irving scored Boston’s first six points in the extra period, and Marcus Morris finished with 17 against his former team — including the tying 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left in regulation off a pass from Irving.
Morris hit from the top of the arc, sending the game to OT tied at 100. Jaylen Brown added 17 points, all after halftime, for the Celtics.
Devin Booker paced the Suns (2-9) with a season-high 38 points, and TJ Warren had 29.
Booker scored 12 points in the fourth quarter but Phoenix couldn’t hold onto a 15-point lead to begin the final period.
The Celtics ended a two-game skid, while the Suns have lost nine of 10.
By JOSE M. ROMERO , Associated Press