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Clank. Clank. Clank.

That’s not a pleasant sound.

The Phoenix Suns heard it time and time again as they shot an ugly 6-of-35 from 3 in Thursday’s 99-86 loss at Boston in the second of a back-to-back.

Between the poor 3-pointing, Devin Booker fouling with just 15 points and Kemba Walker scoring a game-high 32 after a 4-of-20 effort the last time Phoenix faced Boston, the Suns were unable to remain unbeaten on this five-game road trip.

Phoenix (42-17) will resume action Sunday at Brooklyn (39-20) in the first of back-to-back games as they’ll conclude the road trip Monday at New York (33-27).

Walker scored just 14 points, going 4-of-11 from 3, when Boston (32-27) lost by nine, 100-91, in Phoenix back in February.

In the rematch, Walker shot 11-of-17 as he hit 5-of-11 from 3.

Phoenix lost despite scoring 24 points off 23 Boston turnovers. 

The Suns were without Jae Crowder, who twisted his ankle in the first half of Wednesday’s win at Philadelphia while the Celtics didn’t have Jaylen Brown, who sat with a shoulder injury.

Have opinion about current state of the Suns? Reach Suns Insider Duane Rankin at [email protected] or contact him at 480-787-1240. Follow him on Twitter at @DuaneRankin.

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