Despite their recent struggles the Philadelphia 76ers get a chance to closeout a impressive feat Sunday, when they visit the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden (6 p.m. on COMCAST). The Sixers (29-26), losers of three straight, will try to earn a three-game, season-series sweep of the Celtics (31-24), who have lost by double-digits in their last two contests against Philly this season.
Philadelphia will also be trying to keep pace in the Eastern Conference standings, which features them in seven place, just a game ahead of eight-place New York Knicks. New York is trying to hold off the hard-charging Milwaukee Bucks, who sit a 1/2-game back of the conference's last playoff spot.
On Saturday, the Sixers fell to 4-6 in their last 10 games by falling to the Orlando Magic 88-82. In the contest, Philly's starter were out-scored by Orlando's starters 80-31, which is a trend that can't continue if the 76ers want to advance into the postseason.