Mar 07, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Jrue Holiday (11) shoots over the defense of Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass (30) during the third quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Celtics 103-71. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
Losers of three straight, the 76ers try to get back on track at the Celtics. This season, Philly hasn't lost to Boston.
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.