By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Many times over the last 50 years, the Sixers and Celtics have met in a highly anticipated game with much on the line.
This is not really one of those times.
The Sixers bring a 23-35 record into the Center and they have lost eight of their last nine games, including a 90-87 defeat Sunday on the road against the Wizards. In that game the Sixers had a three point lead in the final minutes, but couldn’t put the game away.
The Celtics are better, sitting at 31-27, and that has them sitting at 7th place in the Eastern Conference. Boston really struggles on the road where they are just 10-18, but they should be rested. The Celtics haven’t played since beating Golden State on Friday night.
This is the fourth and final meeting between these two teams this season. The 76ers actually won two of the first three, but all three games were played prior to Christmas.
KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Tom Moore, Sixers beat writer for phillyburbs.com and Calkins Media, about this match-up and what the Sixers could do from here on out.
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