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Celtics Horford ruled out versus Suns on Wednesday

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Four straight for Phoenix? Just maybe...

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Your Phoenix Suns are going to take a crack at winning their fourth consecutive game against National Basketball Association competition on Wednesday against the Boston Celtics. Yes, it’s real.

It’s a tall task, but you didn’t think they’d win three in a row, so I don’t want to hear your negativity. Boston is 18-11 on the season and 9-3 at home. Those are pretty good numbers. BUT your Suns were handed a welcome update today. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens let us know that Al Horford will not be on the floor Wednesday.

It will be the sixth straight absence for Horford who last played December 6th against the Knicks. Boston is 4-1 in that stretch. In Boston’s lone matchup with Phoenix this season, the 32-year-old vet logged seven points, six rebounds, and four blocks in 32 minutes.

That’s good news for the Phoenix rookie Deandre Ayton. He’s looking progressively better, more aggressive, more confident, during this spectacular three-game win streak. Without Horford in the lineup there’s a lot of opportunity for a big game against the Boston frontcourt.

Suns and Celts tip off from the TD Garden 5:30 AZ time. Phoenix hasn’t won four straight since March of 2015. Get invested.