PHILADELPHIA (TICKER) —The Boston Celtics try to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers twice in the same season for the first time in five years on Monday when the teams face each other at First Union Center.
The 76ers have won 14 of the last 18 meetings with the Celtics but the teams have split two meetings this season, with each winning at home. Boston has not won two games against Philadelphia since the 1997-98 campaign.
The Celtics have won three straight after losing eight of their previous 10. They have not won four in a row since November 20-27.
Boston snapped a three-game road losing streak with a 97-95 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday.
Kedrick Brown posted career high of 14 points and 10 rebounds for his first career double-double for Boston, which played with guard Tony Delk and center Tony Battie. Delk has missed three of the last four games with a sprained ankle and Battie has not played in three straight with a sore knee.
Philadelphia has won two of three since a six-game slide and posted an 88-80 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday.
Philadelphia has lost five of its last six home games to fall to 14-7 at First Union Center this season.