Rookie Tyler Ulis hits 3-pointer at the buzzer to carry Suns past undermanned Celtics
Tyler Ulis goes 8 for 12 in 33 minutes of action for Phoenix. AP

TYLER Ulis hit a triple at the buzzer to lift the Suns to a 109-106 victory over a Boston Celtics side missing Al Horford sand Avery Bradley on Sunday in Phoenix (Monday, Manila time).

Eric Bledsoe made a reverse layup with four seconds left and Marquese Chriss knocked the ball away from Isaiah Thomas, setting up Ulis' triple.

The Suns, coming off a big win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, got 28 points from Bledsoe and 20 from reserve point guard Ulis.

Phoenix is on a three-game win streak, the Suns earlier beat the Charlotte Hornets, although are just a notch above the bottom of the Western Conference at 21-42.

The Celtics saw their win streak end at two and absorbed their 23rd loss in 63 games.

Horford sprained his elbow against the Lakers two days ago.

Avery Bradley was given the night off and expected to suit up against the Los Angeles Clippers on the second night of a back-to-back for the Celtics.

Isaiah Thomas scored 35 points on 10 of 25 shooting, while Jae Crowder went 6 for 10 and finished with 16 points for Boston.

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