By Gethin Coolbaugh, Associated Press
BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas said he didn't have Boston's game against Phoenix circled on his calendar. He certainly played like he did.
Thomas scored 19 points against his former team, Marcus Smart had his first career triple-double and the Celtics beat the skidding Suns 117-103.
Thomas was acquired from the Suns in a trade last Feb. 19. Four days later in his only other game against Phoenix since the deal, he had 21 points and seven assists.