76ers vs. Boston Celtics at a Glance

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TEAMS:  Celtics (7-14) vs. 76ers (2-21)

WHEN: 7 p.m. Monday

WHERE: Wells Fargo Center

BROADCASTS: TV – Comcast SportsNet,  RADIO – 97.5 FM

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411 ON CELTICS:  This is a winnable game for the Sixers. The Celtics are on a three-game losing streak. Boston ranks 28th in the NBA in points allowed (106.5). Opponents are also shooting 46 percent against them. The Celtics do have standout point guard Rajon Rondo. The double-double machine is fourth on the franchise's all-time assists list behind Bob Cousy, John Havlicek and Larry Bird.  … This game will be a homecoming for reserve guard Evan Turner, the second overall pick in the 2010 draft.  The Sixers traded him to the Indiana Pacers in February. He signed a free-agent deal with the Celtics this summer.

PROBABLE STARTERS

SIXERS (2-21)

33 Robert Covington F 6-9 11.2 ppg. 3.5 rpg.

12 Luc Mbah a Moute F 6-8  8.9  ppg. 5.0 rpg.

4 Nerlens Noel F 6-11 7.6 ppg. 6.4 rpg..

31 Hollis Thompson G 6-8 8.1 ppg. 3.2 rpg.

1 Michael Carter-Williams G 6-6 15.6 ppg. 7.8 apg.

Coach: Brett Brown (Second season, 21-84)

Injury report: K.J. McDaniels (left ankle sprain, questionable), Joel Embiid (right foot stress fracture, out) and Jason Richardson (right foot stress fracture, out).

CELTICS (7-14)

8 Jeff Green F 6-9 20 ppg. 4.5 rpg.

7 Jared Sullinger F 6-9 14.1 ppg. 8.3 rpg.

44 Tyler Zeller C 7-0 8.5 ppg. 5 rpg.

0 Avery Bradley G 6-2 13 ppg. 2.3 rpg.

9 Rajon Rondo G 6-2 8.2 ppg. 10.6 apg.

Coach: Brad Stevens (Second season, 32-71)

Injury report: Vitor Faverani (left knee surgery, out).

THE SERIES

The Celtics hold a 245-184 advantage. The Sixers, however, have won seven of the last 12 meeting.

COMING UP

Friday: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Sixers vs. Charlotte Hornets

Sunday: 6 p.m., at Amway Center, Sixers vs. Orlando Magic

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