Spencer Dinwiddie collected 32 points and 11 assists as the Brooklyn Nets led most of the way and recorded a 112-107 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday afternoon in New York.

PHOENIX -- Boston forward Jayson Tatum scored 14 of his season-high 26 points in the third quarter and added a season-high 11 rebounds, and the Celtics outscored the host Phoenix Suns, 99-85, to get back on the winning track Monday.

Less than three weeks into the 2019-20 season, the Boston Celtics are wearing the tag as the league’s surprise team, thanks to an unexpected 7-1 start that includes a seven-game winning streak since an opening-night loss.

Jaylen Brown scored 30 points, and Kemba Walker added 26 as the Boston Celtics overcame a first-half injury to Gordon Hayward to reach a season high in points in beating the Spurs 135-115 Saturday night for a rare victory at San Antonio.

CHARLOTTE — Marcus Smart keeps noting that he does not want to cost himself needless money in the form of fines this season. But after Thursday night, and what he believes is a double-standard by NBA officials, and a perceived lack of support by his coaches, the Celtics guard couldn’t help himself.

Gordon Hayward highlighted his career high-tying 39-point performance by making all nine shots he attempted in the first half as the visiting Boston Celtics recorded a 119-113 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday.

Jayson Tatum countered a game-tying 3-pointer by Marcus Morris by sinking a game-winning 21-footer with 1.3 seconds remaining Friday night, allowing the host Boston Celtics to outlast the New York Knicks, 104-102, in a tightly contested game.

Marcus Smart scored 12 points off the bench, including a 3-pointer during an 8-0 Boston run to start the fourth quarter, and the Celtics pulled away for a 118-95 victory over the host New York Knicks on Saturday night.

Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum each scored 25 points, and Kemba Walker had 11 of his 22 in the fourth quarter as the Boston Celtics rallied past the visiting Toronto Raptors 112-106 in their home opener Friday.

Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter, whose highly publicized criticisms of Turkey's president have made him a wanted man in his former homeland and has led him to avoid playing overseas, on Saturday claimed he and a teammate were harassed at a Boston mosque.

Turning the page can be as simple as starting the first practice of a new season. That, at least, is how Brad Stevens immersed himself Tuesday, with a clean slate and the first step toward exorcising the ghosts of 2018-19.