With the goal being to extend their winning streak to a season-long four in a row, there are few teams in the NBA that would have made for more obliging guests than the Phoenix Suns.

In addition to losing nine of their last 10 games overall, Phoenix had lost 10 in a row coming into Wednesday's matchup.

The Celtics controlled the action for most of the night, but a weak third quarter showing made it a closer game than it should have been.

Still, the C's are in no position to be picky when it comes to winning, which they did by the count of 87-79.

Wednesday's win extended the Celtics (18-17) winning streak to a season-long four in a row.

For the second straight game, Boston got a huge lift from its bench with contributions coming from just about every player who stepped on the floor.

Jason Terry (13 points) and Jeff Green (14 points) did a lot of the scoring. Jared Sullinger (12 points, career-high 16 rebounds) continued to do a lot of the dirty work around the glass.