PHOENIX — Blue boxing gloves draped over Channing Frye’s locker door as Jared Dudley roamed the room conducting interviews with his teammates. A chant of “Rocky! Rocky!” rang out as Frye exited the shower, followed by a version of the movie’s theme song as he grabbed the gloves and smiled.
If the Phoenix Suns were bothered by those blows from the Boston Celtics, even that one below the belt, they sure weren’t showing it.
A team long considered soft, the Suns didn’t back down against mighty Boston, dominating inside early and weathering a below-the-belt shot by Kevin Garnett to run over the Celtics 88-71 Friday night.