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Thomas, Smart Push Celtics Past Suns, 117-103

BOSTON — Isaiah Thomas scored 19 points against his former team, Marcus Smart had his first career triple-double and the Boston Celtics beat the Phoenix Suns 117-103 on Friday night.

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.

Smart had 10 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds, and Kelly Olynyk added 21 points and nine rebounds.

Mirza Teletovic led Phoenix with 22 points, and Brandon Knight had 16. The Suns have lost 12 of 13 to drop to 13-28.

Boston improved to 21-19. The Celtics finished three points shy of their season-high points total,...

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