Boston earned an 87-79 victory over Phoenix on Wednesday, getting 14 points from Jeff Green at TD Garden.
Boston did not, however, defeat the Suns against the spread, which closed at 9 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 192.5.
Boston got 13 points from Jason Terry and another 12 points from Jared Sullinger. Rajon Rondo contributed 8 assists, while Jared Sullinger cleaned the glass with 16 rebounds.
Phoenix got 16 points from Luis Scola in a losing cause and another 14 points from Jared Dudley. Jared Dudley contributed 5 assists for the Suns, while Marcin Gortat had 14 rebounds.
The Celtics hit the break leading 53-41 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Phoenix as they grabbed 47 boards, while Boston only had 42.
Boston looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Rockets. The Suns will aim to get back on the winning track at Brooklyn.