Gortat helps Suns down Rondo-less Celtics

Marcin Gortat had 24 points and 12 rebounds, as 71 win over the Celtics on Friday.

Jared Dudley added 12 points and Steve Nash had 11 and nine assists for the Suns, who have won two in a row since a five-game skid.

The Celtics, playing without point guard Rajon Rondo, registered a season-low in points and fell for the sixth time in seven games. Ray Allen scored a team- high 14, Paul Pierce had 12 on 5-of-14 shooting and Brandon Bass finished with 11.