Jeff Green put up 36 points and added 8 rebounds to lead the Boston Celtics to a close victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, 114-108. Boston (17-33) has won just three of their last 10 games.
Green shot 11-18 (5-7 from three-point range) and 9-12 from the free throw line, in a strong performance. Other top contributors for Boston included Jared Sullinger with 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Brandon Bass with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Despite the loss, Thaddeus Young scored 20 points for Philadelphia on 9-17 shooting, including 2-5 from behind the arc. Evan Turner contributed 12 points and 6 rebounds, Michael Carter-Williams finished with 11 points and 6 assists, and Lavoy Allen put up 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Philadelphia (15-35) has now lost four straight.
Coming up next, the Celtics take on the Sacramento Kings, who are 16-32 on the year. The 76ers go up against the Los Angeles Lakers, currently 17-32 this season. The 76ers are 1-0 versus Los Angeles this season.