76ers vs. Boston Celtics at a Glance
TEAMS: Sixers (15-51) vs. Celtics (29-36)
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Monday
WHERE: TD Garden
BROADCASTS: TV – Comcast SportsNet, RADIO – 97.5 FM
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411 on Celtics: Boston is a ½-game behind the Charlotte Hornets for the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot with 17 games remaining. The Celtics will look to keep pace by trying to extend their winning streak to five games Monday. They should get a huge lift if point guard Isaiah Thomas (bruised lower back) is able to play after missing the past three games. He averages a team-leading 21.4 points to go with 5.4 assists.
31 Hollis Thompson G/F 6-8 8.1 ppg. 3.0 rpg.
12 Luc Mbah a Moute F 6-8 10.1 ppg. 5.1 rpg.
4 Nerlens Noel C 6-11 9.1 ppg. 7.8 rpg.
23 Jason Richardson G 6-6 10.1 ppg. 3.9 rpg..
0 Isaiah Canaan G 6-0 8.5 ppg. 1.9 apg.
Coach: Brett Brown (second season, 34-114)
Injury report: Tony Wroten (partially torn ACL in right knee, out), Joel Embiid (right foot stress fracture, out).
11 Evan Turner F 6-7 8.9.ppg. 4.9 apg.
30 Brandon Bass F 6-8 10.3 ppg. 4.8 rpg`.
44 Tyler Zeller C 7-0 9.7 ppg. 5.7 rpg.
0 Avery Bradley G 6-2 13.9 ppg. 3.0 rpg.
36 Marcus Smart G 6-4 7.5 ppg. 3.3 apg.
Coach: Brad Stevens (Second season, 54-93)
Injury report: Jared Sullinger (left metatarsal stress fracture, out) and Isaiah Thomas (Bruised lower back, questionable)
Celtics lead, 247-184, and won this season's previous three meetings.
Wednesday: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Detroit Pistons at Sixers
Friday: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, New York Knicks at Sixers
March 22: 9:30 p.m., at Staples Center, Sixers at Los Angeles Lakers
March 24: 10 p.m., at Sleep Train Arena, Sixers at Sacramento Kings
March 25: 9 p.m., at Pepsi Center, Sixes at Denver Nuggets
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