76ers vs. Boston Celtics at a Glance

UP NEXT

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.

PROBABLE STARTERS

SIXERS (15-51)

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).

CELTICS (29-36)

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)

THE SERIES

Celtics lead, 247-184, and won this season's previous three meetings.

COMING UP

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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